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Sydney R. Woodbury

Obituary
April 23, 1937 - March 27, 2010
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Brunswick-Sydney R. Woodbury age 72 of Longfellow Ave died Saturday, March 27 at her home with her family at her side.

She was born April 23, 1937 in New Rochelle, NY the daughter of Bryant and Louise Locke Minot.

She attended New Rochelle schools and was a 1955 graduate of New Rochelle High School.

She spent summers in Harpswell for many years and moved there in 1959.

Sydney married Alden Woodbury on July 26, 1980 and moved to Topsham and later to Brunswick.

She worked as a certified professional secretary for almost all of her career. At MSAD #75, she was a secretary for the Principal at West Harpswell School, a secretary to the assistant Superintendent and a secretary/receptionist in the superintendents' office. She later worked at Bath Iron Works as a secretary to the Senior Vice-president, an executive secretary to the President and CEO and worked in the Human Resources Department in the Literacy Program. She retired in 1995.

Sydney enjoyed her music, the family camp in Harpswell, her flower garden and her church.

Sydney was a member of the Elijah Kellogg Church in Harpswell Center where she was clerk from 2002 to present, five year term deacon, president of Women's Fellowship for 2 years, on the music committee for several years and a choir member since 1961.

She was a founding member in 1974 of the Oratorio Chorale of Brunswick, member of the Brunswick chorale Society Gilbert and Sullivan, Organizer since 1992 of Ecumenical Churches Festival of Lessons and Carols, member of the women's quartet "Harpswell Sound” in 1960, and produced several Bath Variety Shows at the Chocolate Church.

Surviving her besides her husband Alden of Brunswick is a daughter Lynn M. Reid and her husband Ricky of Harpswell, sons David R Sparks Jr. of Bowdoinham and Jeffery B. Sparks of Rockland, step-daughter Victoria Ann Rochefort and her husband Ron of Dayton, step-son Mark A. Woodbury and his wife Rosanne of Harpswell, eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews and many life- long friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 1PM at the Elijah Kellogg Church, Harpswell Center with the Rev. Dr. James Henry officiating.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Elijah Kellogg Church Remembrance Fund, 917 Harpswell Neck Rd, Harpswell, ME 04079.

Arrangements are by Stetson's Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick where memorial condolences may be made at www.stetsonsfuneralhome.com