1929 – 2016

LEWISTON — Barbara A. Williamson, 87, of Lewiston passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

She was born in Bangor on Oct. 25, 1929. She was raised by her uncle and aunt, Alexander and Georgia Latno in Old Town. She grew up in the Bangor area and attended local schools there. She was a graduate of Old Town High School, Class of 1947. After high school, Barbara attended and graduated from St. Mary’s General Hospital Nursing School in Lewiston, Class of 1950, and began her nursing career. On Dec. 2 of the same year, she married Chesley Williamson Jr. and the two started a family.

Barbara loved nursing and helping care for others. She was the director of nurses at St. Casamire in Lewiston for several years. She was also a member of the Poets of America Society, the National Association of Director of Nurses, the National Directory of Notaries, the Mt. Olivet Eastern Star in Auburn and the Oxford Seventh-day Adventist Church.

She was an avid knitter, wrote poetry (some published) and she loved her Siamese cats, having 21 at one time. Barbara also fondly enjoyed camping trips with the family as well.

She is survived by her two children, Gary Williamson and Cathy Grondin and her husband, Daniel, all of Lewiston; two grandchildren, Christopher and Jeremy Grondin; three great-grandchildren, Brynn, Kenzie and Connor Grondin; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, Chesley, in 2014; a brother and three sisters.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.

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