Pauline P. Durost


Pauline P. Durost, 90, on Sept. 6, 2017, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and now has the perfect new body, that He promises, for those who have confessed their sins, and accepted His forgiveness, by asking Him into their heart. She was born, in Farmington as Pauline Marion Phillips, to parents, Hazel Gertrude (Sargent) and Perley Dewitt Phillips, on June 5, 1927.

After graduating from Farmington High School in 1944, she became a bank teller for Franklin Savings Bank, and walked to work, by the residence of the person who became the love of her life, David Leonard Durost, who was a student at Farmington State Teachers College (UMF). Using her spelling and typing skills, she helped David get through college.

After David graduated, he married Polly, on June 22, 1951, in Lisbon Falls, where David’s father, Rev. Morley J. Durost, performed the ceremony. During the course of their marriage, they lived in Farmington, where Beverly and Dale were born, Doylestown, Pa., where Debbie and Paul were born, Northeast Harbor, for a year, and finally, Seal Harbor, where Polly resided for nearly 51 years. Her greatest talent was sewing.

Polly outlived her parents, husband, siblings, Norma Luger and Maynard Phillips, eldest daughter, Beverly Locke, and first great-grandchild, Samuel Jordan Hill.

She left behind three children, and their spouses, Dale and Ginny Durost, Debbie and Gary Scillia and Paul and Ann Durost; nine grandchildren and spouses, Amanda and Casey Hill, Darci and Travis Robertson, Phil and Jenny Durost, John Durost, Aaron and James Scillia, Bethany and A.J. Potter, Amy Sylvester, Nathan Sylvester and his wife, Madi Brackett; and 11 great-grandchildren, Sherri, Daniel, Alexa and Sydney Hill, Zoë and Clark Robertson, Naomi, Oliver and Silas Durost and Auben-Grace and Evelyn Potter.

Pastor Gerry Dill will officiate at a graveside service, at the Seal Harbor Cemetery, on Sept. 30, 2017, at 1 p.m. Many thanks to DaVita Dialysis, Meals for ME and Island Connections for the wonderful care, food and transportation they gave Polly over the years.

Arrangements by Acadia Burial & Cremation Direct, 248 State St., Ellsworth. Condolences may be expressed at

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