PORTLAND - Edna W. Andreasen, 100, of Washington Avenue, formerly of Northfield Green, died Friday morning, at a local nursing home. She was born in Portland, the daughter of William W. and Margaret Coffin Wing. She attended Portland schools. Edna was employed by Burnham & Morrill and then was employed by the former W.T. Grant as a manager. She also was employed by the city of Portland's Health Department for a few years and then was a clerk at Maine Bonding until her retirement. She was a skilled knitter and seamstress. She also enjoyed camping and square dancing with a group at Northfield Green as well as doing jigsaw puzzles. Edna was a very social person, connecting with many friends creating informative conversation. She attended the former Payson Park Evangelical Church. Edna was predeceased by her parents; her husband, L. Clifford Andreasen, in 1984; her two brothers, William E. and George R. Andreasen; her three sisters, Iva Morse, Margaret Sturdivant and Frances Johnson; and her longtime friend Merle Cook.
She leaves a son, Clifford, and his wife, Jean Andreasen, of Farmingdale; a daughter, Betty D., and her husband, Carl Graffius, of Portland; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Interment will be in the family lot at Brooklawn Memorial Park. (Kennebec Journal 9/15/2012)