Sept. 15, 2011



Norene Polland Edwards (Courtesy photo)

Norene Polland Edwards, a lifelong resident of Casco, Maine, passed away at her daughter and son-in-law’s home in St. George on Sept. 3, 2011. Norene was born in Wales, Maine, the daughter of John Polland and Allura Carleton Polland. She graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn, Maine in 1927. She married Stuart Edwards on Nov. 19, 1932. He pre-deceased her in 2000. She was also pre-deceased by her two brothers; Carleton and Norman of Casco, Maine; and a great grandson, John Louis Dye. Norene is survived by her daughter, Joline Drudi and husband Louis Drudi of St. George; a son, Perry Edrwards and his wife, Caryl, of Harrison, Maine. She has nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Our family extends our deep appreciation to her caretakers from the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, and to Liz Bezio and Dr. Karen Sokol for their wonderful care and kindness to Norene and support of our family. In respect of her wishes, there will be no services. Her ashes will be buried at Green Grove Cemetery in Casco, Maine at a later date.