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Pauline F. Cushing Clough

Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Death 1 Jun 2004 (aged 84)
Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Burial Falmouth, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
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PORTLAND - Pauline Cushing Clough, 84, of 31 Overset Road, Portland, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004 after a brief illness. Her daughter, Ruth Seiders, was at her side when she passed away at Mercy Hospital.

She was born Dec. 23, 1919, and grew up on Munjoy Hill, one of nine children born to Benjamin and Florence Cushing. After graduating from Portland High School, she enrolled at Westbrook Junior College, and transferred to the University of Maine in Orono her junior year, where she met her husband, Charles Henry Clough of West Roxbury, Mass. The couple married in 1942. Mr. Clough died in 1997.

Following her college graduation, she taught school for one year in South Paris.

Mrs. Clough lived most of her life in Falmouth. She and her husband attended the West Falmouth Baptist Church, where she was a member of the choir, a Sunday School teacher, and a deacon. She was active in the S.G. Huston School P.T.A., Girl Scouts, and the Community Chest. She often served as a substitute teacher in Latin and French at Falmouth and Greely High Schools.

She was one of the founders of The Gate, a drop-in center and coffee house for youth in the 1960s and 1970s. She was also involved in prison ministry, she was a patient survey volunteer at Mercy Hospital, and a volunteer visitor at Falmouth By the Sea. In recent years she devoted many hours as a volunteer to The Root Cellar, an inner city ministry, and was recognized several weeks ago with a Lifetime Service award by the organization.

She leaves four sisters, Beryl Lowell of Cumberland, Gwen Dobbs of Virginia Beach, Va., Constance Brayley of Long Island, and Lorraine Doughty of Long Island; three brothers, Benjamin Cushing of Annapolis, Md., Don Cushing of Reading, Mass., and Ron Cushing of Bucksport.

She was predeceased by a younger brother, Edward Cushing.

She leaves four children, Peter Clough of Portland and his daughter, Jade Cox, Paula Gibbs of Orr's Island and her children, Meredith, Aaron, and Allison Miller, David Clough of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and a daughter, Emily Clough, and Ruth Seiders of Bethlehem, Pa., and her children, Rebekah and Anna Seiders.

Arrangements are by Lindquist Funeral Home in Yarmouth.

A small graveside service will be held for her family at Blanchard Cemetery in Falmouth Friday, June 4, at 10:30 a.m., followed by a public memorial service and celebration of her life at the West Falmouth Baptist Church at 11:30 a.m.

The Kennebec Journal (Augusta, ME), June 4, 2004

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