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LITCHFIELD, ME: Ermell Goins Pope Temple, 85, of Litchfield, Maine, died August 29, 2014 after an illness at her home. “Mell”, daughter of the late Ethel Goins Pope, was born on June 7, 1929 in Greeleyville, S.C.

Mell was a CNA at the Whittier Rehab Hospital in Haverhill until she retired in 1991, where she will be remembered for her compassion for the sick and elderly. She enjoyed spending time with her family, dancing, and needlepoint, where she made family heirlooms for generations to remember her by.

She is predeceased by her former spouse, Edward Temple and survived by their three children, Darrell (Martha) Temple of Kingston, N.H., Ronald Temple of Haverhill, and Lynda (Vinnie) Costanzo of Litchfield, Maine. She is also survived by five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, many nieces, nephews and family members, including longtime companion, Don Bishop.

A memorial service will be held at The Church on the Plains, Kingston, N.H., on September 20, at 11am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601. The family wishes to thank the staff of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for their excellent care of Mell.
Published on  September 11, 2014
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