Ethel Cecile Stover, 83, of Wiscasset, passed away on Sept. 10. The daughter of Paul J. McCarthy and Helen Pappas Hume, she was born in Hartford, Conn., moving to Maine in her teenage years.
Ethel worked for the late Dr. John Andrews as office manager for 30 years in Boothbay Harbor, and previously had been Postmaster of Wiscasset and of Edgecomb.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be missed greatly.
Ethel loved spending time with her family. She was an amazing cook and set a bountiful table, hosting the family to celebrate the holidays, birthdays, and special occasions. She often sent her husband to deliver her desserts throughout the community. Ethel was a long-time subscriber to Portland PSO, and also enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and regional travel.
Ethel was predeceased by sister, Anne Marie McCarthy, in 2011.
She is survived by husband of 65 years, Eugene C. Stover Jr.; daughter, Jeanne Stover of Wiscasset; sons, George Stover and wife Karen of Freeport, Paul Stover and wife Nancy of Wiscasset, and Patrick Stover of Portland; grandchildren, Jeremy Main, Arelitsa Barth, Jessica Lapping, Daniel Stover, and Amanda Brockway; great-grandchildren, Ayanna Main, Gavin Main, Jocelyn Main, Declan Barth, Asa Lapping, Eli Lapping, Owen Lapping, and Maggie Brockway; and beloved chocolate lab, Digger.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Good Shepherd Food Bank, PO Box 1807, Auburn, ME 04211-1807.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Fri., Sept. 23 at the Veterans Cemetery Chapel, 163 Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta.