Edna Blood

Sep 15, 2017

Edna M. (Paul) Blood passed away peacefully at her home Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. She was born Sept. 12, 1931, in Appleton, the daughter of Raymond and Helen (Esancy) Paul.

Edna grew up in Appleton and Belfast, was actively involved in 4-H and graduated from Crosby High School in the class of 1950. After spending a year at the University of Maine at Orono, she married and started raising her six children. She was an amazing seamstress and made clothing for her family and many residents in Belfast. Edna managed Jed’s Restaurant in Belfast for Bill Knight for 25 years. She wore many hats, but most importantly kept track of Bill, along with being a second mom to many where she picked up the nicknames Edna Mae and Melba. After her retirement, she went to work for the Duval family at Robbins Brothers Fuel.

Edna enjoyed knitting, crocheting and travelling with family and friends, which typically involved a stop at the slot machines on the cruise ships. A favorite outing for Edna was having coffee and muffins with her friends. She loved attending fairs, playing cards and board games, hosting pool parties for the family, and attending sporting or school events that her children and grandchildren participated in.

In addition to her parents, she was pre-deceased by her son, Robert A. Murphy Jr.; a grandson, Brian Maresh; sisters-in-law, Delma Paul and Carol Allen; and a brother-in-law, Maurice Blood. She is survived by her husband, Stanley Blood; brother, Raymond D. Paul Sr.; and five children, Angela (Jon) Gradie, Valerie (Roger) Martin, Catherine (Alfred) Reynolds, Teresa Murphy, and Michael Murphy (companion Mary Hagan). Her grandchildren include Tom, Meghan, Dallas, Justin, Dan, Corey, Kaitlyn, Courtney, Channing, Amanda, Roni, Cassie and their spouses. She had 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law Veronica Clements and Barbara Blood; and brothers-in-law, Clayton Blood and Leroy Blood. She leaves behind many good friends.

In honor of Edna’s wishes, please join us for a celebratory breakfast Saturday, Sept. 23, anytime between 8 and 10 a.m. at Waldo County Shrine Club in Belfast. A private family burial will be held later. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to Children’s Programming at Waldo County YMCA, 157 Lincolnville Ave., Belfast, ME 04915.

Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared at ripostafh.com.

Comments (2)
Posted by: Jerry Ladd | Sep 16, 2017 18:41

To Cathy and All of Edna's family, we are deeply saddened to hear of her

passing. She will truly be missed.

Candice and Jerry Ladd

Posted by: Beverly Winship | Sep 16, 2017 17:57

So sorry to read of Edna's passing. Bev Winship (Former neighbor)


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