Phyllis M. Moulton, 100, of Portland, formerly of Waldoboro, died Jan. 4 in Portland at the Cedars Nursing Care Center.
Phyllis was born June 28, 1918 in Waldoboro to Avery Sidelinger and Audrey Mae (Castner) Sidelinger. She grew up in Waldoboro and graduated in the first class of the new Waldoboro High School. She married Robert Moulton in the fall of 1937 and they moved to Portland where she worked at B&M Baked Bean Co. from 1938 to 1945. In 1949, she went to work at Cushman’s Bakery. She later worked as a leather stitcher for 22 years for Herman Shoe Factory and Stride Rite until she retired in 1985 at the age of 67.
She never really retired as she went on to work at One City Center as a cleaner and also at John Martins Manor Inn and worked as a nanny. Phyllis was a woman of many talents and was known for crocheting slippers, doilies, mittens, hats and scarves and making her famous fruit cakes for Christmas presents. She was also an amazing seamstress making her own bathing suits, quilts and sewing for others.
She also enjoyed spending time at her camp on Highland Lake with her husband, Robert, and working together in their garden canning her vegetables and making wine. For the past 20 years, she enjoyed spending Christmas with her nephew Gary and his wife Maureen and going for outings at Little Sebago every summer.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Moulton Sr.; and son, Alvin Moulton.
She is survived by her son, Robert “Sonny” Moulton Jr. of Portland; grandchildren, Ludger Moulton and Jeanine Moulton of Gorham, and Lisa Verthiem of Australia; great-grandchildren, Jolee Mitchell, Ludger Mitchell Jr., Nicole Mitchell, and Patrick Smith; nephew, Gary Sidelinger and wife Maureen of Cumberland; great-nephews, Ben Sidelinger of Georgia, Andrew Sidelinger, wife Roma of Oregon and their children, Grady and Nolan; nephew, Brent Hamilton and wife Deana of Warren and his son, Chase; nephew, Gregg Hamilton of Tennessee and his children, Cooper and Kelsey; cousin, Bob Benner of Waldoboro and family; as well as her dear friends Tom and Liz Crane of Portland and their daughters and many other friends in Portland.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Sat., Jan. 12 at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro. Burial will be in the Shuman Cemetery in Waldoboro.
Condolences may be shared with the family at hallfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Waldoboro.