AUBURN — Our beautiful Angel, Elizabeth T. Eccles, 82, known to everyone as Betty, of Lisbon passed away peacefully on this quiet autumn morning Monday, Oct. 8, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Lewiston on Nov. 14, 1935, the daughter of the late Floyd and Alice (Morgan) Hines and had been a resident of this community all her life.

She was educated in Lewiston schools and employed for 33 years at Pioneer Plastics, until her retirement in 1999.

She married the love of her life, Richard A. Eccles, on May 24, 1975.

One of her greatest pleasures was she enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved the ocean and never passed up an opportunity to have a delicious Maine lobster roll.

She was a parishioner of Holy Trinity Church in Lisbon.

She is survived by her husband, Richard A. Eccles, of Lisbon; one son, Donald Hebert; three daughters: Patricia A. Sturgis; Cindy L. Nelson and her husband, Richard; and Brenda L. Hebert, all of Lewiston; two stepsons: Robert Eccles and Ricky Eccles and his wife, Christina, all of Lewiston; and one stepdaughter, Sandra St. Hilaire, of Sabattus; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Walter L. Sturgis.

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A Funeral Mass honoring Elizabeth’s life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Church in Lisbon. Committal services will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations in Elizabeth’s memory to the Hospice House of Androscoggin, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred A. Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, 784-4023.

Elizabeth T. Eccles

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