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Betsy A. Bragdon

November 4, 1939 ~ July 25, 2020 (age 80)


Betsy Ann Bragdon, age 81, a lifelong resident of North Berwick, Maine passed away after a period of declining health on July 25th, 2020 at Southern Maine Medical Center.

Betsy was born on November 4th 1939 in Sanford, Maine, the daughter of Vaughan Bragdon and Clara (Foster) Bragdon; Graduated from North Berwick High School in 1958. She attended Westbrook Junior College for two years and graduated from Black Hills State College in Spearfish, SD with a Masters in Education and Library Science. After graduating from college in South Dakota, Betsey returned to North Berwick where she worked at the Nasson College Library in Springvale, Maine. When Nasson College closed, she became a librarian in Sanford at Goodall Memorial Library, and later worked as the Library Director as the D A Hurd Library in North Berwick until she retired. Betsy had a lifelong love of books and spent many years sharing her love for them with others. She enjoyed donating to organizations and supporting causes that were close to her heart such as animal rescue and veteran organizations.  

Betsy is survived by her brother Harold "Danny" Shaw and his wife Joan, and their two children Justin Shaw of North Berwick; Laura (Shaw) Wykstra and her husband Donald and their daughter Arden of North Berwick. 

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