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Shirley L. Scamman


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Shirley L. Scamman Obituary
SCARBOROUGH - Shirley Luella Merrifield (Sanville) Scamman, 75, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017, at her residence.

She was born in Keene, NH, on September 18, 1941, daughter of Alice Bailey and Cecil A. Merrifield, who died during WWII. She was raised by her mother, and her stepfather, Clayton Leo Hastings.

She graduated from Hins-

dale Schools in 1959, and married Gerald A. Sanville on July 3, 1959, in Hinsdale, NH. That marriage ended in divorce in 1993.

Shirley worked for the Book Press of Brattleboro, VT, and Bridgeport Metal Goods in Hinsdale. While living in Hinsdale, she was a school bus driver for ten years and was a community reporter for the Brattleboro Reformer. After moving to Maine in 1991, she was employed by Cedars Nursing Care Center in Portland.

She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, woodworking, traveling, nature and gardening, as well as watching the Red Sox, Celtics, and Patriots play.

She married Robert Wentworth Scamman on November 11, 2005, in Scarborough. The couple operated Ingallsides Inc. in Scarborough from 1993 until 2000. They traveled to Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Alaska, and every year they went to Florida for a vacation.

She was predeceased by her mother, Alice Hastings; father, Cecil Merrifield; stepfather, Clayton Hastings; brother, Earl Clayton Hastings; husband, Robert Scamman; stepdaughter, Holly Scamman Larouche; stepson, Roger Scamman.

Shirley is survived by her daughter, Leona Sanville Drosehn and husband, James, daughter, Barbara Sanville Ling and husband, Steve, and son, Duane Sanville, all of Hinsdale, NH; son, Gerald Sanville Jr. of Swanzey, NH; son, James Sanville and wife, Holly of Holyoke, MA; daughter, Mary L. Sanville Ross and husband, Mark of Sandy Hook, CT.

Survivors also include her stepchildren, Mary Scamman Hershberger of Leesburg, FL, Wayne Scamman of Saco, Roberta Moulton and Michael Scamman of Scarborough; Georgia Lynn Scamman of Franconia, NH. She is also survived by her brother, John Merrifield of Standish, brother, Larry Hastings of FL, sister, Rita Woodman of South Portland, sister, Sandra Proctor of Swansee, NH; 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren from her first marriage, and 16 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and 5 great, great grandchildren by her second marriage; several nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m., Friday, April 28, at Hobbs Funeral Home, 671 U.S. Route One, Scarborough. Interment will be in Black Point Cemetery, Scarborough.

Condolences may be expressed online:www.hobbsfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a .
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Apr. 25, 2017
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