Margaret H. Talbot, 93, died March 8, 2010, at a Belfast hospital.

She was born in Belfast January 28, 1917, a daughter of Jeremiah and Sally (Gustafson) Hayes.

She was a lifetime resident of Belfast. She graduated from Farmington Normal School and taught in Belfast at Pierce and Anderson schools. She was married to Roy C. Talbot for 64 years prior to his death in 2006. She was very patriotic and proud that Roy was a Navy World War II veteran. She loved her family and summering with her family and friends at their camp on Pitcher Pond.

Margaret was a lifetime member of the Pilgrim Edward Doty Society and a member of the First Baptist Church in Belfast, where she recently received an award as the longest-standing member of the congregation. She contributed to the updated Belfast History, loved handcrafts, knitting, sewing, rug-braiding and was a great seamstress. She particularly loved her work in genealogy. She was also a lifetime member of the Primrose Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Ladies Auxiliary Post 6131 of Northport.

She was predeceased by her husband, Roy, in 2006; a sister, Dorothy; and a son-in-law, John “Butch” Caswell.

Margaret is survived by a daughter, Karen Caswell, of Belfast; a son, Richard Talbot and his wife Cheryl, of Massachusetts; a sister Katherine Sletten, of Connecticut; a grandson, Kevin Scott and his wife Michele, of Belfast; and three great-grandchildren, Kassidy of Virginia and Kellie and Nickolas of Belfast.

Friends may call at Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast Thursday, March 18 from 5-7 p.m., where funeral services will be held Friday, March 19 at 1:30 p.m., with the Revs. Ken and Pat Parker officiating.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to First Baptist Church, General Fund, 95 High St., Belfast, ME 04915 or Waldo County Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 407, Belfast, ME 04915.

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