1929 – 2016

FARMINGTON — Golda D. Bickford, 87, a resident of Pinnacle Nursing Home (Victorian Villa) in Canton, formerly of Jay, passed away Thursday, July 28, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, with her granddaughter, Allicca Torres-Quirion by her side.

She was born May 26, 1929, in Farmington, the daughter of Everett Williams and Arlene (Brown) Williams. Golda attended school in Farmington. On June 23, 1962, in Farmington, she married Franklin Bickford, he passed away Dec. 26, 2000. Golda worked as a saleswoman for Sara Coventry and Park Lane selling jewelry. She owned and operated Ma Barker’s Restaurant and Golda’s Golden Fry. At one point in her life, Golda had a bakery route through Peru, Canton, Livermore Falls, Wilton and Rumford, as well as restaurants in those areas. She was famous for her fried clams and eclairs.

She is survived by her daughter, Angelyn Lane of Guin, Ala.; son, Robert Pease of Farmington; son-in-law, Bryan McDevitt of Florida; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren; her special friend, Jocelyn Mosher-Collins, as well as the Mosher Family of Jay and Livermore Falls; and her fur family, Lulu, Spunky, Scooby and Scrappy.

She was predeceased by her husband, her son, Frederick Addams; and her daughter, Donna McDevitt.

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