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949 Main St
P.O. Box 363
Waldoboro, ME 04572
Phone: 207-832-5541 / 1-855-826-HALL (4255)
Fax: 207-832-6346
Bernice Spinney

Bernice Mae Spinney

Monday, May 19th, 1924 - Sunday, December 23rd, 2018
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Bernice Mae Spinney, 94, died December 23, 2018 at Lincoln Health – Miles Campus in Damariscotta. She was born May 19, 1924 in Boothbay to Donald Desmond Cunningham and Ruby Inez Stover. Bernice graduated from Camden High School in the class of 1943. She worked as a secretary at Camden shipyards after high school.

Bernice enlisted in the WAVES on August 1, 1944 during WWII. She served at the U.S. Naval Aviation Supply Depot in Philadelphia, PA., and at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Quonset Point, Rhode Island until she was released into inactive duty in 1947. Bernice was awarded the American Campaign Medal and the World War Two Victory Medal for her service. On April 4, 1951, Bernice was called back to serve during the Korean War until she was discharged as a 2nd Class Petty Officer from the Navy in Boston.

After the war, Bernice worked as a secretary and town clerk for the town of Boothbay and retired after 27 years of service in 1989. She enjoyed feeding wild life including squirrels, chipmunks, birds and ducks. She was a member of the American Legion and WAVES National. She was predeceased by her husband, Everard Spinney; sisters, Donna Waggoner, Dorothy Sherman; brother, Carroll Winslow.

She is survived by her son, Christopher Arrington of Trevett, daughters, Cynthia Craig of South Bristol and Wellington Florida and Lori Merrill of Wiscasset, daughter-in-law, Marjorie Marr of Boothbay Harbor.

Grandsons, Michael Thompson of Rockland
Richard Teague of Edgecomb

Granddaughter, Cathy Orne of Edgecomb

Nephew, Charles “Chuck” Cunningham of Boothbay
Niece, Vicki Runyon of Lisbon

Special cousin, Joan Stover of Boothbay who the family greatly appreciates for all of the help she provided.

A graveside service to celebrate Bernice’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 29th at Evergreen Cemetery, Barter’s Island Road, Boothbay. Should friends desire, contributions in Bernice’s memory may be made to Midcoast Humane Society, P.O. Box 7, Edgecomb,ME 04556.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral and Cremation Services, 975 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay.

Condolences can be shared with the family at www.hallfuneralhomes.com
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    Saturday, December 29th, 2018 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, December 29th, 2018 1:00pm
    Location
    Evergreen Cemetery, Boothbay
    Address
    Barters Island Rd.
    BOOTHBAY, ME
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Diane Culleton

Posted at 04:07pm
So sorry to hear of the passing on Bernice. She was a member of our local Unit 41 of WAVES National. She was an awesome lady and I certainly enjoyed knowing her. As Representative of Military Women Across the Nation (formerly known as WAVES National) I would like to send our condolences to Bernice's family. May you find solace in knowing she is with her Heavenly Commander-in-Chief. Sincerely Diane S. Culleton, VAVS National Rep. Military Women Across the Nation Past President Maine Unit 41 and Past Maine State Director of WAVES National
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