Charlotte (Crooks) Robertson died peacefully at her home on Jan. 25, 2004. She was born at Maplehurst Farm on the River Road in North Windham on June 15, 1918, the daughter of the late B. Stanley and Anna (Hunnewell) Crooks.

Charlotte’s youth was spent growing up in Maine, Rhode Island and Connecticut. She graduated from Middletown, (Conn.) High School in 1936 and the Goddard School of Nursing in Brockton, Mass. She was employed for 23 years as the chief electrocardiographic technician at the U.S. Veterans Hospital in West Haven, Conn., she retired in 1969. In 1970, she and her husband moved to Maine and settled in West Penobscot where they lived for 17 years, later settling at their present residence in Franklin.

Charlotte is a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean Campaign, serving in the Medical Corps. She was the first WAVE to be recalled to active duty during the Korean War from Connecticut. She was a 53-year member of the American Legion Post No. 105 in Cromwell, Conn., a life member of WAVES National, a member of the Franklin Historical Society, the Seacoast Citizens, a former member of the Franklin Women’s Club and former assistant librarian for Franklin. Charlotte was a member of the Hancock Union Congregational Church.

Surviving besides her husband of over 40 years, William P. Robertson III of Franklin, are four sons of the Heart, Charles L. Watters of Eddington, Wade Tilghman of Ellsworth, Dale Ingalls of Lamoine and Key West, Fla., and Bruce Parker of West Bath; a brother, Earle S. Crooks, of Cromwell, Conn. Also four nieces, Carol (Crooks) Birdsley and her husband, Russell, of Middletown, Conn., Nancy Piantek of Cromwell, Conn., Judith (Crooks) Cessarini and her husband, Thom, of Colchester, Conn., and Janet (Crooks) Blasius and her husband, Bill, of Charlton, Mass.; also grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews; several cousins and many friends who she adored.

A funeral service was held Jan. 29, 2004, at the Bragdon-Kelley-Campbell Funeral Home, Ellsworth, with the Rev. John Holt of the Hancock Union Congregational Church officiating. Interment was in the Maine State Veterans Cemetery, Augusta.

Those who wish may make memorial donations in Charlotte’s memory to the ARK Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 276, Cherryfield, ME 04622.



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