Elsie J. Herald

September 13, 2021


Elsie Jennette Fossett Herald, 91, of Damariscotta, passed away on the afternoon of  Monday, September 13, 2021 at Riverside, Chase Point in Damariscotta.

Elsie was born on May 23, 1930 in Bristol a daughter of the late Loring H. and Louise (Robbins) Fossett.  She grew up in Bristol and was a graduate of Bristol High School.

Elsie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She worked in the kitchen at Miles Memorial Hospital until her retirement after twenty-seven years.  She lived a great life.  She loved her birds, solving word searches, collecting Wizard of Oz memorabilia, watching Wheel of Fortune, Price is Right and Elvis Presley's movies, but most of all she loved her family.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Carl who died in 2005, an infant son Paul, and her brother Walter.

Elsie is survived by her eight children: Paul Herald of Wiscasset, Timmy Herald of Bath, Craig Herald and his wife Regina of Nobleboro, Victor Herald of Augusta, Peggy Boulais and her husband Ted of Massachusetts, James Herald of Damariscotta, Chris Herald and his partner Anne Fossett of Damariscotta, and Trina Brown and her husband Glen of Waldoboro; ten grandchildren, six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for a funeral to celebrate her life at 11AM on Friday, September 17, 2021 at the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street in Damariscotta.  Reverend Richard Newell will officiate.  Interment will follow at 11:45 AM in the Bethlehem Cemetery in Damariscotta.

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:


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Funeral Service
September 17, 2021

11:00 AM
Strong-Hancock Funeral Home
612 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543

September 17, 2021

11:45 AM
Bethlehem Cemetery
Back Meadow Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543

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