Ellen P. Hunter, age 70, went to be with our Lord on Sept. 23, 2018, at her home in Bristol. Wife, Mother, Grammy, Sister, Family Member and Friend, she will be wholeheartedly missed by the lives she touched.
Born on March 6, 1948, to Russ and Ruth Prentice in New London, Conn., she was a vivacious child who lived life to its fullest with her brother and sister. As an adult, she received her bachelor’s degree from Hamline University in St Paul, Minn., where she met the love of her life, Ron. Their 48-year journey together included the birth of two children; a son, Matthew and his wife, Jessica, of Wells, and a daughter, Jessica, of Waldoboro; three grandchildren, Olivia, Taylor and Maddox; running various road races and marathons, living room dancing, hunting trips, fishing, family reunions, rounds of golf and serving the Lord.
Professionally, Ellen always gave to her community, working as director of the Waldo County Child Development Services in Belfast, many church committees, and most recently as treasurer of their local church. She loved all whom she met, had a special touch and gave with the utmost of compassion, generosity and kindness. She truly encaptured the following, “Successful is the person who has lived well, laughed often and loved much, who has gained the respect of children, who leaves the world better than they found it, who has never lacked appreciation for the Earth’s beauty, who never fails to look for the best in others or give the best of themselves.”
To know Ellen was to know her smile, her love of family, friends, community and her unfailing faith in God. The family asks that you spend time with loved ones, appreciate the beauty of what the Lord has created around us, and give thanks for His abounding blessings every day. Life is such a gift and an experience to be enjoyed; Ellen knew this and lived her life as such.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at The Congregational Church of Bristol, in Bristol Mills. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Ellen’s memory to The Congregational Church of Bristol, P.O. Box 154, Bristol, ME 04539.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Condolences, and messages for her family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.