Lola Crandall Delano

May 21, 1912
- February 10, 2005

GORHAM - Lola Crandall Delano, 92, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at the Gorham House where she had been a resident for several years. She was born May 21, 1912, in Oakfield, the daughter of Robert B. and Amy (Harper) Crandall. She graduated from Merrill High School, and received her teaching certificate from Farmington Normal School. She married Charles H. Delano of Bucksport and they were together until his death Dec. 15, 1999. They lived most of their lives in Gorham. Lola taught school in Oakfield, Brownville Junction and South Portland, and supervised student teachers for Gorham State Teachers' College. She was a longtime member of Gorham Women's Club and was an honorary member at the time of her death. She attended Gorham Congregational Church. In her youth, she played the piano for the silent movies in Oakfield, and enjoyed music all her life. She loved cooking and visits from her family and friends. She and her husband always hosted a Christmas Eve dinner and family get-together. Lola is survived by her sister, Rita Crandall Greenlaw of Belfast; and three sisters-in law, Inez Chaisson, Frances Bemis, and Catherine Delano, all of Bucksport; and several nieces and nephews and their families. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Charles Delano; and her brother, Linwood Crandall. Notes of remembrance may be sent to niece, Susan Provost, Birch Drive, Poland, ME 04274.


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