Friday, January 9, 2009

Kennebunkport cribbage player: Pegged out

From Seacoast Online:

KENNEBUNKPORT — Bertha D. Nunan, 83, a resident of Mills Road, Kennebunkport, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009 at St. Andre Health Care Facility, following a lengthy illness.

Bertha was born Nov. 23, 1925, in Saco, a daughter of Jerry and Bessie Belle Hanson. She attended Saco schools and graduated from Thornton Academy.

Bertha married the love of her life, Clayton Nunan, of Kennebunkport, on Jan. 24, 1957.

She was employed for several years at the former Kesslen Shoe Company in Kennebunk as a stitcher. During the summer months she was a well-known baker, cooking thousands and thousands of pies in her near 50-year career. She was the former proprietor of Nunan's Lobster Hut, a well-known lobster restaurant in Cape Porpoise from 1974 to 1995, when her sons and their families took over the family eatery, continuing the tradition. She was very active in the crafts community, crocheting and knitting.

Bertha attended the Church on the Cape in Cape Porpoise. She was a member of several bowling leagues and an avid cribbage player. She was also active in the Wildwood Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She had a great passion for gardening as well as feeding and tending to wild birds. Her biggest enjoyment was being with her grandchildren and her family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Clayton, and one son, Linwood Wakefield.

She is survived by two sons, Richard C. Nunan and his wife, Terri, and Keith B. Nunan and his wife, Kimberly, all of Kennebunkport; two grandchildren, Benjamin and his wife, Lindsey, of Kennebunkport, and Jonathan and his fiancé, Karissa Wentworth, of Kennebunk; and one sister, Priscilla Tarbox, of Biddeford Pool.

SERVICES: Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk. A funeral service will be held at the chapel at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, with Rev. Ruth Merriam officiating. Interment to follow in Arundel Cemetery, Kennebunkport. If desired, memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Animal Welfare Society, P.O. Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel. Visit www.bibberfuneral.com.

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