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Charlene Simpson
September 28, 2019


SCARBOROUGH-- Charlene Elliott Simpson, 83, passed away on September 28, 2019,
at Kennebunk Center for Health and Rehabilitation.

She was born in Portland, Maine on February 16, 1936. After graduating from Porter High
School, Charlene graduated from Gorham State Teachers College earning a B.S. Degree, and
later earned a master’s degree from UMaine-Orono.

Charlene married Richard Simpson. Charlene was a teacher at Kennebunkport
Consolidated School & Greater Portland Christian School, and was the organist at the Kennebunk
Baptist Church.

Charlene enjoyed reading, Bible study, music, playing piano and organ, directing the choir at church, travel, and her grandchildren.

Charlene is survived by her children- Steven Simpson and wife Beverly of Porter, Kimberly
Simpson Niles and her husband Michael of Old Orchard Beach, and David Simpson of
Scarborough; seven grandchildren- Andrew, Alan, Anthony, Adam, Christopher, Nicholas and
Emily; two great-grandchildren, Eli and Leo.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 11:00 am at Kennebunk Baptist
Church, 77 Main St., Kennebunk. Burial will be at the Kezar Falls Burial Ground.
Online condolence messages can be submitted at the Poitras, Neal & York Funeral Home website,

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Poitras, Neal & York Funeral Home & Cremation Service
71 Maple Street (Rt 25)
Cornish, ME 04020