1951 – 2016

PORTLAND — Brenda Grace Rand, 65, of Oxford passed away Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Maine Medical Center.

She was born in North Conway, N.H., on Oct. 8, 1951, a daughter of Alton and Grace Marie (Dixon) Potwin. She attended Fryeburg schools and Fryeburg Academy and graduated from Oxford Hills High School in 1970.

Brenda worked for many years at Cornwall Wood Products and also at National Wood Products for a time. She had lived in Oxford for 35 years, coming there from West Paris, and was a member of the Hebron Community Baptist Church.

Brenda leaves behind four daughters, Angela Connell of South Paris, Belinda Geoffroy and her husband, Eric, of Lewiston, Alanna Rand of Oxford, and Alenna James and her husband, John, of Lewiston; two sons, Bill Connell and his wife, Stephanie, of Dover, N.H., and Chet Connell II of West Paris; a brother, Alan Potwin of Fryeburg; and a sister, Elaine Potwin of Fryeburg; two stepdaughters, Patricia Verrill of West Paris, and Marie Rand of Norway; a stepson, John Rand of Nevada; and seven grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Paul M. Rand, who died on Oct. 24, 1996; a son, Charlie Connell; and her parents.

Condolences can be expressed at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com.

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