Charlotte (Holmes) Reynolds, 90

Feb 27, 2013

Belfast — Charlotte (Holmes) Reynolds passed away peacefully Feb. 16, 2013, at Harbor Hill Center in Belfast at the age of 90 with loving family members present. She was born June 27, 1922, to Clara and Levi Holmes at the family homestead on Swan Lake Avenue in Belfast, the youngest of nine children and, fittingly, the last to pass away.

She lost her loving husband, Mike, after 45 years of marriage in 1989. Her life history included graduating from Crosby High School as salutatorian, class of 1940, and membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution; college at Staley School of Speech in Boston and a career with New England Telephone in Belfast. She then married Myron “Mike” Reynolds during the war years in 1944. They settled in Brooks to raise their family.

Charlotte and Mike owned a camp at Randall Pond in Brooks, which was a refuge of fun and relaxation for more than 50 years. After moving to Hampden in 1963, they operated the Highlandette Grocery for 25 years until retirement. Many evenings of bingo and winter trips to St. Petersburg, Fla., were highlights of retiring together.

Surviving children are Joyce Davis of Rockport, Joette Fields and her husband, Ralph, of Frankfort, Myron “Sonny” Reynolds and his wife, Pamela, of Winterport; an infant daughter, Joalene, passed away in 1955. Charlotte and Mike adored their eight grandchildren, Michelle Davis of Boothbay, Jennifer (Davis) Kuhn of Brooks and Valicia (Davis) Roy of Bangor. Also Heather (Fields) Relyea of Winterport, Karen (Fields) Comeau of Englewood, Fla., and Kelley (Fields) Harmon of Monmouth, Peter Reynolds of Frankfort and Shannon Reynolds of Winterport. Charlotte also enjoyed her 21 great-grandchildren, Maxine, Corinne, Erving, Meradith, Myron, Della, Allyson, Brigham, Erin, Heath, Brosnan, Dalton, Tristan, Lucas, Jacob, Emma, Wesley, Elena, Sara, Owen and Savannah, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Charlotte loved animals, especially dogs, so memorial donations to Townline Animal Shelter, Baker Road, Belfast, ME 04915 would be appropriate and appreciated. Also, her family thanks the Harbor Hill caregivers for their love and attention over the past three years.

A graveside memorial will be held at Rose Cemetery in Brooks in the spring. Arrangements are with Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ripostafh.com.

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