1920 – 2014

AUBURN — Esther D. Bragdon, 94, of Auburn, died on Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Auburn.

She was born in Bowdoinham on May 24, 1920, to parents Esther and John Darling Sr.

Esther was married to Donald Bragdon in 1938. They were married for 64 years, before Donald passed away in 2003.

She was devoted to her family. She loved to travel and enjoyed music, dancing and reading.

She cared for her children and traveled for many years with her husband for his employer. She held many jobs throughout her life, including at various shoe shops, Porteous and JCPenney. She also volunteered for and worked in the Central Maine Medical Center gift shop.

Esther is survived by her children, Patricia Barry, Donald C. Bragdon, Judith Gwalthney and Cathy Belanger; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Bragdon; four siblings; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter.

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