Lucille D. Woodside Woody It is with great sorrow in our hearts that we tell you of the death of our mother, grandmother, and sister, Lucille Pearl Dusty Woodside, who died January 25, 2008 with her family at her side. Lucille was born October 30, 1924 in Waterville the youngest of thirteen children to John and Emma Cote Dusty. Lucille spent her youth on the farm as she so warmly remembered her childhood home. Lucille married the love of her life, Phillip, whom she had known since the age ten, on July 4, 1946.She and Phillip began their lives together in Farmington, Maine where they started their family. They then moved to Waterville, Maine, where they lived for 54 years until the death of Phillip. Lucille and Phillip celebrated 50 years of marriage on July 4, 1996. Lucille graduated from Waterville High School in 1942 and Sisters Hospital School of Nursing in 1947. After graduation from nursing school, she worked for a year at Franklin Memorial Hospital, moved to Waterville in 1948 and worked for the next 39 years at Sisters Hospital, Seton Hospital and Mid Maine Medical Center, where she worked as evening supervisor and day clinician. In 1979 she attended Enterostomal Therapy School at Rosswell Park Cancer Center in Buffalo N.Y. She became the first certified entrostomatherapist in the Waterville area. She retired from nursing in 1987. Lucille made a legacy for herself through her work. Physicians had the utmost respect for her. She served as a role model and mentor to her peers. Patients frequently asked for her because her touch meant reassurance and comfort that one could not obtain from medication and technogology. Lucille earned the nickname Woody given to her by her co-workers and this nickname followed her throughout her life. Lucille was predeceased by her parents, her spouse and her siblings: Lucy, John, Frank, Joseph, Elizabeth, Mary, Ralph, Jeannette and Leone. Lucille was proud of her three sons, cherished each and nourished each of their individuality. She was a wonderful mother-in-law and her grandchildren/great grandchildren were platinum and gold to her. She enjoyed traveling and made many trips to Europe, Australia and many places in the United States. She frequently traveled with her son John, sister Jeannette and nephew Peter. She was an avid reader, loved to walk on the beach and rocks at Reid State Park and eating Lobster at Youngs Lobster Pound in Belfast. She was the caregiver to many family members who battled serious illnesses that required many hours of her special nursing care. She could always light up a room with her sense of humor and camaraderie. At hospital Christmas parties she portrayed many different characters: Pierre the lumberjack, Jacques the fisherman and Mae West. She loved to cook and many wonderful meals were had in her kitchen. She was famous for her Pork Schnitzel and Cream Puffs She was a life long member of Sacred Heart Church Corpus Christi Parish. She belonged to many organizations: TOPS, Rosary Sodality, Seton Credit Unit Board Member and The Maine Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Lucille is survived by her three sons: Harold Dusty of Waterville, John of Winslow and Jeffery of Fairfield, their respective wives: Linda, Anne and Lisa; 6 grandchildren AmyJames Milliagan, Susan KenHine, James RachelWoodside, Allison, Michelle and Dustin Woodside; 5 great-grandchildren: EleanorEllie, LucilleLucy and James Milligan, Ryland and Aidan Woodside; two sisters Ruth Loftus of Waterville and Eva Wood of Augusta; many nieces, nephews and cousins. We would like to thank Dr. Stephen Raph, and office staff for their compassionate care to Lucille. To her friend Doris Reed, our heartfelt appreciation for the attention she gave Lucille in the last year of her life allowing her to maintain her independence in her apartment for as long as possible. Her kindness will be forever imbedded in our hearts. Also all the staff at the Oak Grove Living and Rehab Center for the loving care given our mother at the end of her life, especially Donna and Valerie. Visiting hours will be 2 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm on Monday, January 28, 2008 at Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville, Maine. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11am Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at Sacred Heart Church, 70 Pleasant Street Waterville, Maine. A private burial ceremony will take place at the Maine Veterans Cemetery on Wednesday, January 30, 2008. In lieu of flowers please made donations to: MaineGeneral Wound Healing Clinic Enterostomal Therapy c/o Kim Smith 32 College Ave., Waterville, Maine 04901 or Oak Grove Living and Rehab Center c/o Nursing Department, 27 Cool Street Waterville, Maine 04901.