Obituary of Carol Nadine Church
CAROL NADINE CHURCH
In the early morning of March 17, 2023, Carol Nadine Church passed away peacefully in her sleep. Her death after a stroke in January was a few days before her eighty-seventh birthday. A Maine native, Carol was the last surviving child of four children born to her beloved mother, Faye Spencer.
As a child, Carol won a dance award, which started a life-long pleasure of dancing which she recently demonstrated at her granddaughter’s wedding in September 2022. Carol was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles for years where she enjoyed many social and funding raising events. She was a graduate of Lawrence High School in Fairfield, ME where she was a majorette. Carol was still spontaneously singing songs at the family Christmas gathering in December 2022. Carol enjoyed watching ice skating and movies on the Hallmark channel with her black cat, Panther.
Carol was no stranger to hard work and was employed for the majority of her life. She raised her family in Skowhegan, ME where she worked as a waitress at 3G’s restaurant and at the Dexter Shoe factory. With the declining health of her mother, Faye, and her two sisters, Helen and Myrtle, she moved to Brunswick, ME. where she worked at Grand City and Village Candle until her retirement.
The joy of Carol’s life was her family and family reunions where her deviled eggs and dirt cake were staples of the menu. Carol raised four children with whom she maintained close and frequent contact. Carol was predeceased by her two husbands, Ernest Watson and Philip Church, Sr. She is survived by her four children, Donald Watson of Falmouth, ME, Bruce Watson of Bangor, ME, Philip Church of North Port, FL and Sandra Moon of Freeport, ME as well as six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
An eternal optimist, Carol never had a negative word to say about anyone and encouraged everyone to love and support each other. She always thought that hard work combined with fun would lead to a fulfilling life. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
A family memorial will be held this summer. Memories and condolence may be shared on her tribute wall.