Pauline M. Williams, obituary

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 12:45pm

UNION — Pauline M. Williams, 82, of Union, took her first breath in Heaven on February 6, 2021, after struggling with the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s Disease for more than a decade.

Born in Gorham, Maine on August 14, 1938 to Waneta Knight and Leroy Morrill, she attended Gorham schools.

Moving to Waldoboro, Maine in 1976, Pauline began what would be a long career in residential care. Starting as an overnight aid in a large residential care facility in Warren, she was quickly promoted to Resident Care Director. This was the beginning of her 30+ year career in the field.

On October 28,1984, Pauline married the love of her life, Linwood F. Williams. Together they would own and operate Will-Ines Boarding Home in Waldoboro, Maine. The two would continue to work together in varied capacities until their respective retirements.

Pauline was an incredible cook. Whether it be spaghetti and meatballs, baked beans, yeast rolls, or any kind of dessert you could ever want, she could make it, and it was delicious. Christmas Eve was her time to shine, as she and Linwood would host all their children, grandchildren, and anyone else who wanted to stop by, and she would put on a spread that was as appetizing as it was enormous! If you left without a snack for later it was by choice, not by necessity.

Predeceased by her husband, Linwood F. Williams, her mother Waneta Lagasse, and her nephew Paul Lagasse; Pauline is survived by her children Kathryn Ferland and husband Michael, George Jordan and wife Debbie, and Dawn Keene and husband Robert, all of Union; grandchildren Angie Davis and husband Kevin of Cushing, Michael Ferland, Jr and wife Rebecca of Rockland, Erika Frank and husband Michael of Camden, and Jaden Eaton of Union; and great grandchildren Kaleb, Brooke, and Chelsea Davis, Myla Ferland, and Emily Frank; her brothers Leroy Morrill and wife Linda of Gray, David Currier and husband Kevin of Pahoa, Hawaii, Peter Lagasse and wife Joy of South Casco, Frank Lagasse and wife Anita of Front Royal, Virginia, Charlie Lagasse and wife Beth Ann of Lisbon; and Sister-in-Law Christine Savage of Union.

Also left behind are Jerry and Debbie Wadsworth and their family of Union who, along with several other special people, provided loving care to Pauline in her final years of life. Our family will be forever grateful to all of you.

A celebration of Pauline’ life will be held in the spring at Salvage Church, 30 Sherer’s Lane, Rockland, at a date and time to be determined.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Alzheimer’s Association at

Hall’s of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements.