Priscilla R. Williams
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BRUNSWICK - Priscilla R. Williams, 86, formerly of Sherman, died Monday, June 1, 2009, at Mid Coast Senior Health Center. She was born Jan. 8, 1923, in Merrill, daughter of Wendell D. and Barbara M. Rockwell Corliss. She attended Sherman schools and graduated salutatorian from Sherman High School in 1939. She later graduated from Ricker College, Houlton. After college, she worked in New York City on Wall Street as a secretary and bookkeeper. She then worked at Fellows Gear Shaper, Springfield, Vt., during the war effort. It was there that she met her future husband. In 1946, Priscilla married W. Stanley Williams, and they lived on and operated her family's potato farm in Sherman on Golden Ridge, overlooking beautiful Mount Katahdin. She also served as town manager of Sherman and was a very involved proponent of the Right-to-Know Law, and of people doing the right thing, ethically and morally. Priscilla also served as secretary to the superintendent of schools, and worked at Maine Potato Processing Co., Island Falls. Priscilla was passionate about horses and owned several. She rode all of her life and was well educated about them. She mentored many young riders, including her grandchildren, and was a member of equestrian organizations. She had many friends of all ages, across generations, who were like extended family to her. Priscilla had a positive outlook on everything; even when faced with illness, she was a resilient woman. Her family was most important to her and she enjoyed numerous family celebrations and gatherings throughout the years. She especially loved her cat, Callie, who will miss her dearly. She is survived by her husband, with whom she celebrated her 63rd wedding anniversary in March, W. Stanley Williams of Brunswick; two daughters, Rebecca A. Williams and her husband, James Henderson, of Harpswell and Sheila W. Mather and her husband, Dana, of South Portland; her sister, Eula Roberts and her husband, Judson, of Augusta; four grandchildren, Brady G. Williams, Leslie E. Gardner and her husband, Doug, Justin W. Mather and Angela Johnson, and Joshua H. Mather; and four great-grandchildren, Sophia Gardner, Madison Gardner, Cameron Mather and Colby Mather. Private services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Association, 80 Elm St., Portland, ME 04101 or Rockin' T Equine Rescue, 60 Edgecomb Road, Lisbon Falls, ME 04252. Arrangements are in the care of Brackett Funeral Home, Brunswick. Condolences may be expressed at

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Published in BDN Maine on Jun. 4, 2009.
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June 12, 2009
Dear Stan, Becky and Shelia: Was sad to recieve the word that Priscilla had passed away. I am so glad we had that visit together with Brenda and Norman not too long ago. I have so many great memories especially of her mom and dad. Loved to visit at the farm, when just a young child. Remember to look to God during this time of grief. He will give the needed strength to carry you through. Love, Ella Estabrooks
June 11, 2009
Stanley, Becky and Sheila;

We want to let everyone know that we are so glad that we got to visit with Priscilla that "one last time". She was a dear person and we will miss her very much. Keep the faith Stanley and we'll be up to see you soon.

Love, Brenda and Norman Finnegan
Brenda and Norman Finnegan
June 11, 2009
Stan and Family,
I was sorry to hear of your loss. I have fond memories of Priscilla and the farm. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Wendy O'Roak Anderson
June 9, 2009
Dear Stan-Becky-Sheila - I was so sorry to
hear about Priscilla-I have so many wonderful memories of so much. It is so very difficult to lose your Mom. Now our Moms are sitting together talking town politics. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Helen Bowers Sherwood
Helen Sherwood
June 5, 2009
Stan and family,

We enjoyed your visit last year and we know Priscilla had a wonderful day with the horses! We are saddened by your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow.
Greg & Donna Guiggey
June 5, 2009
Stan and girls
Seems like yesterday she was riding horses down on the I-95 construction. Time passes quickly. You'll have such good memories.
Sheila Nelson (perrin)
June 5, 2009
Sorry to hear of Priscilla"s passing. Will always have fond memories of her. Agnes
Agnes Michaud
June 5, 2009
Stan, Becky and Sheila,
Please know that you are in my thoughts during this time. It's hard to loose those we love, but especially hard when we loose our Mum.
Beth Garnett-Coyle
June 5, 2009
Stan I am sorry to hear of Priscilla. She was a wonderful person. Fond memories of working with you and Priscilla.
Avis Unterreiner
June 4, 2009
stan and family so sorry to hear about priscilla she will be miss by everyone may the sound of her laughter and her smile be in your hearts you know that she is smiling in heaven sharing her stories and love like she did hear god bless you and your family in this time of sorry eric and janice (unterreiner) carr
janice carr
June 4, 2009
Stan and family,
We are so sorry to hear about your loss of Priscilla. We count you both as our friends these 6 years in Maine and are so grateful for your warmth, humor, good sense, and stories. Our hearts go out to you. And we are glad we found for her the kitten you named Callie. You are in our thoughts and prayers,
Janet & Lee Bertsch
June 4, 2009
Stan, Becky & Shelia,
So sorry to hear of Priscilla passing, I remember the first time I met her when my daughter Sarah was going to ride a pony. Priscilla took so much time with her & made her one of the best riders in sherman. Priscilla touched our lives in so many ways, her love can not be measured here on earth. May God's blessing be with you in the coming days without her.

Dean & Paula
dean jacobs
June 4, 2009
Stan, Becky and Sheila

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time..
Priscilla was a nice lady, happy and smiling so friendly....No matter where you saw who she would speak and take time to talk..even though sometimes she didn;t feel well she always had a smile..
take care.
June 4, 2009
Stan, Becky, Shelia and family,
When I got your call about Pricilla passing it was the last thing I expected to hear. Procastinator that I am I realized I would never be able to stop and see her when I drove past Cooks Corner. Nobody could have been a better friend to Willie and me and she has left me with so many wonderful memmories. I still believe if it hadn't been for Pricilla telling me about the Patterson farm we wouldn't have moved to Sherman and had so many wonderful years in 'God's Country'. She will always have a special place in my heart. Please know that you are all in our prayers.
Judy & Willie Pelletier
June 4, 2009
My sincere condolences to Priscilla's family. I knew her when she lived in Sherman on Golden Ridge. We shared a passion for horses. I have not seen Priscilla for many years but I will always remember her positive outlook on life. She was a great lady. God Bless.
Judy Robinson
June 4, 2009
I would like to say how sorry I am to here of your loss. I though very highley of priscilla, and we have missed you both sence you have moved. wade oroak
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