1936 – 2014

NORWAY — Viola M. McAllister, 78, of East Waterford, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Norway Center for Health and Rehabilitation, with loved ones at her side.

Viola was born in North Waterford on June 7, 1936, a daughter of Lawrence and Lillian Kittridge Herrick. She attended North Waterford schools and graduated from Norway High School.

She worked at Wilner Wood Products for many years. After its closure, Viola became self-employed and did housekeeping work for area families.

She was a member of North Waterford Congregational Church, the Rebekahs and the Grange. She was a former member of the Waterford Fair Association and Woodlawn Cemetery Association. She was also an active member of her community, in which she was always willing to help others.

She married Stanley McAllister on July 30, 1955; he died on Nov. 18, 1995. Viola was also predeceased by her daughter, Roxanne Cushman, on Nov. 16, 1986; and two brothers, Larry Herrick and Bud Currier.

She leaves behind her son, Mark McAllister, of East Waterford; a brother, Wade Herrick, of Florida; a sister, Beverly Swasey, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com.

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