1915 – 2014

PORTLAND — Gladys Idylle Michaud, 98, of Limington passed away at Maine Medical Center in Portland on Saturday, Nov. 29.

One of eight children, she was born in Leeds on Dec. 3, 1915, the daughter of Bertelle and Ida Mae Danforth Morris. Gladys attended school in Leeds, graduated from Leavitt High School and then graduated from the University of Farmington with a bachelor’s degree in education.

Working summers as a waitress in Ogunquit, she met one of the chefs, Edward L. Michaud, married him on Labor Day, and then they took the train to Boston for a lifetime together. For forty years, they lived in Stoneham, Mass., but returned to Maine to retire in Limington in 1978. They traveled throughout New England and spent a lot of time at their beloved cottage on Sebago Lake.

She lived for her family, loved family get-togethers and loved nature. She also enjoyed collecting stamps, reading poetry, gardening, bird watching, and sewing. She will be truly missed by all who knew her.

Her husband of 62 years died in 2000.

Gladys is survived by two sons, Leslie E. Michaud and his wife, Nancy, of Sweden and David L. Michaud and his wife, Bonnie, of Winthrop; a daughter, Susan E. McCarthy and her husband, Michael, of Hollis; a sister, Muriel Pratt and her husband, Gene, of Turner; five grandchildren, Edward Michaud, David Michaud and partner, Shelby, Kelly Alverson and husband, Kevin, Elaine Marhefka and husband, Frank, and Paul; and two great-grandchildren, Frankie and Idelle.