Madeline L. Craven

Madeline L. Craven of Chebeague Island, passed peacefully on Oct. 5, 2005 in Freeport.
     Maddy was born in Dorchester, Mass., and went to school in the greater Boston area.
     Maddy and her late husband, Captain James J. Craven Jr., raised two children, Gail and Carleton. They lived many places while stationed in the U.S. and abroad.
     Maddy's sense of adventure, her passion to help others, her love of being with friends, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren was evident wherever she went.
     Throughout her life, Chebeague Island was a mainstay. For many of the later years she spent the summer and fall seasons in Maine and winters in El Paso, Texas near her daughter and granddaughter.
     Maddy is survived by a daughter, Gail Watson of El Paso, Texas; grandson, Stephen Watson and his wife Marette, of Richardson Texas; granddaughter, Karen Wentworth and her husband Jim of El Paso; great-grandchildren, Michelle, Katherine, David, Kendra and Colin. Maddy is also survived by her adopted grandchildren, Dirk Abrahamson of Yarmouth, and BJ Abrahamson of Chebeague Island.
     A memorial service will be held to celebrate her life on Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Chebeague Island Methodist Church.
     In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to:
    The Samaritan Fund
    c/o Gail Miller
    Box 18
    Chebeague Island, Maine 04017
    Madeline L. Craven