1915 – 2016

PORTLAND — Lillian H. Auchterlonie, of Auburn and formerly of Hudson, N.H., passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, March 30, at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence in Portland at the age of 100.

Lillian was born in South Paris on May 17, 1915, the daughter of the late Paul and Amanda (Koskela) Hilden and was one of seven children. She attended schools in Auburn. In her early years, Lillian worked as a dining room hostess in resort hotels in Maine, New Hampshire and Florida. She then worked for many years in retail for W.T. Grant Co. and Woolworth’s in South Paris until her retirement.

In her retirement, Lillian moved to Buttercup Hill in Hudson, N.H., and resided there until 2013. Throughout her years in Hudson, she was an active member of the Hudson Seniors. She participated in the organization’s building campaign and enjoyed traveling on their organized bus trips to various places in the United States and Canada. In 2013, Lillian returned to Maine and resided at Schooner Estates in Auburn until her death.

Lillian cherished spending time with her family. She was extremely proud of all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren completing their college educations. She was a skilled knitter and truly enjoyed outfitting everyone with numerous socks and mittens. She would spend hours tending her flower and vegetable gardens and share the bounty with her family and friends.

Members of her family include her son, Willard Young of Hudson, N.H.; daughter, Debra and her husband, Brent Smith, of Auburn; grandson, Alexander Smith of Auburn; granddaughters, Marion and her husband, Sean Kraemer, of Belton, Texas, Elaine Stone of Webster, Mass., and Cindy and her husband, John Spagnuola, of Narragansett, R.I.; and five great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to sincerely thank the wonderful staff of both Schooner Estates and St. Joseph’s for their extraordinary care.

Friends and family are invited to share memories and offer their condolences by visiting the online pages at www.farwellfuneral.com.

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