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Barbara A. Wardwell, 92

Barbara A. Wardwell

WILTON - Barbara A. Wardwell, 92, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2019, early in the morning at her home in Wilton, surrounded by her family.

Barbara was the oldest of ten siblings. She was married to Carl G. Wardwell Sr. and together they raised six children and one niece: Carl and Judy Wardwell of Wilton, Carol Ann and Wade Atwood of Jay, Lauralee and Kingston Bickford of Wilton, Calvin Wardwell of Canton, Darlene and Mike Lilley of Wilton, Mary and Dale Welch of North Jay, Vickie and Ted Spydell of North Jay.

Barbara is also survived by her 12 grandchildren, Peter, Larry, Lisa, Beth, Sammie, Loretta, Eric, Lynette, Casey, Corey, Kevin, and Ericka; 18 great grandchildren and 5 great, great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Carl; daughter, Carol Ann; son in-law, Kingston Bickford; grandson, Albert; 2 sisters and 1 brother.

Donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240.

A spring burial will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, ME 04938.

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  1. I love you gram so much and miss you terribly already God definitely has a beautiful angel!

  2. Mom u were the best and will be sadly missed. So glad u r now at peace with Jesus and Dad and family. Love u forever from all of us Love you mom

  3. Laura Lee, so sorry for your loss.

  4. Barbara you will always be remembered as the sweet lady that you were. Jesus now has called another Saint home. We will see you again. We love you.

  5. Condolences to Barbara's family

  6. Sorry for my Aunt &Uncle's loss.Will carry my gram in my heart ,she's in a now.Congratulations God (&grampa).

  7. My condolences to the family.

  8. I have such wonderful memories of Barbara. She was the king pin that held so many lives together and she cared so deeply for so many. I will never forget all her kindness to my kids and I when we lived on Cushman St. I never saw Barbara but what she had a hug for me. This summer I will visit you and Carl together now when I take my walks. RIP my dear friend. Hugs and love to all of the family.

  9. So sorry for your loss, Carol.

  10. I will miss you forever great gram, heaven gained another angel R.I.P Gram love Teresa, Rick,Elizabeth and Bentley.

  11. You will be truly missed. Great gram was the best cook and a truly amazing woman. Will always have a lot of great, happy and cheerful memories. I know that she is up in heaven smiling down at all of us down here. Maybe she's making coffee bars for God :) :) R.I.P. Great Gram

  12. To the whole family, Jim and I are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  13. Thinking of all of you at this difficult time. Nobody could make brownies like her!!!

  14. Barbara was my families neighbor for many years! She made the best biscuits for many of the events I attended. She was a great cook! My heart breaks for her family! My thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family! May you remember all the great memories!

  15. Carl, sorry to read this. Our sympathy for you and your family.

  16. Barbara was one of the sweetest, finest ladies that I ever knew. I want to offer the family my sincerest condolences.

  17. (Lisa)&Fam.
    Sorry for your loss. Barbara
    "Gram"will always hold
    a special place in the
    heart's,of all who knew
    She was kind and always
    insisted I refer to her as
    gram,which I did&will
    forever remember her as.