Clare Ella Bailey Liwski (1931-2021)

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Clare Ella Bailey Liwski

FARMINGTON – Mrs. Clare Ella Bailey Liwski (Auntie), 89, died early Saturday, May 29, 2021, at the home of her daughter and son in-law, Margaret Liwski and Leslie Phipps, in Spring Hill, Florida, where she has resided since early March. She was born on October 9, 1931 at the family farm located on the Bailey Hill Road in Farmington. She was educated in Farmington schools and was a Farmington High School honor student before attending the University of Maine at Farmington. Clare married Dennis J. Liwski of New Sharon on June 28, 1958. She held several jobs in the Farmington area, working until she was 84 years old, including; working at the Corn Shop, Farmington Shoe Factory, 10 years at Franklin County Memorial Hospital, the County District Attorney’s office, Farmington Town office, and 23 years at Walmart in Farmington. At the same time as she maintained these other jobs, she also worked for the family business, Liwski’s Refigeration. Clare was a long-time member of the Farmington Grange, and an avid tatter. She loved genealogy and local history, classical music, and all pets, especially her cat. She was involved in local voter registration and was a resource for delivery folks who were unable to find the address they were looking for, long before the days of GPS.

Clare is survived by her daughter Margaret A. Liwski and husband Leslie (Les) M. Phipps Jr. of Spring Hill, FL; grandson, Leslie (Lee) M. Phipps III and wife Krystal and their four children of Spring Hill, FL; granddaughter, Alexandra R. Phipps and husband Gabriel Long of Port Richey, FL; brother, Lauris Bailey and wife Charlene of New Sharon; eight nieces and nephews, Jan Bell and husband John of Farmington, April Minney and husband David of CT, Marc Bailey and wife Pam of Farmington, Konrad Bailey and wife Michelle of Farmington, Daniel Bailey and wife Barbara of Winthrop, Andrew Bailey and wife Tamara of New Sharon, Matthew Bailey and wife Darlene of Farmington, Dennis Bailey and wife Tricia of Farmington; as well as several great nieces and nephews. She will be missed by all.

She was predeceased by her father, Holmes H. Bailey; mother, Gladys H. Bailey; brother, H. Kenton Bailey; and her husband of 45 years, Dennis J. Liwski.
In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to make a donation to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Road, Farmington, ME 04938.

On Saturday June 12, 2021, from 4-7 pm, a memorial service will be held in Clare’s honor, at Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, ME 04938.

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  1. Deepest sympathy to Clare’s family. She was an institution unto herself. Rest In Peace.

  2. Margaret and family, so very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed seeing Clare so many times over the years. We always had a good conversation. My condolences to the Bailey family, also. May Clare rest in peace.

  3. My deepest condolences to Margaret and her family.. and to all of Clare’s family.. I feel I lost a family member too.. She was a dear sweet person.. and one dear friend..She will be missed by many people… and now she can rest in peace… Love you “Auntie Clare”

  4. My deepest condolences to you Margaret and your family and to all of Clare’s family.. s and I feel I have lost part of my family too.. She was such a sweet lady.. and will be missed my many in this town.. You now can rest in peace “Auntie Clare”… Love you..

  5. When my daughters were younger they worked at Walmart and came to know Claire. After they moved on to careers, Claire continued to ask about them every time I saw her at Walmart. Such a sweet, kind woman! My condolences to her family!

  6. Claire was a lovely lady. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families.

  7. It was always a treat to run into Claire at Walmart, she would be so interested in how the family was. A big thanks to the boys for looking after her and getting her out for rides and events.

  8. My sincerest condolences to Clare’s family. She was a great lady and we always had the best talks over the years. She will be missed but know she is rejoicing now that she is with Dennis.

  9. We are so very sorry for your loss. Clare was a delightful lady and we enjoyed many, many conversations with her. She had a wealth of knowledge and an awesome memory. She will be missed by all.❤️

  10. I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of this lovely lady. I would run into Clare often at Walmart and she would always chat with many folks that she would touch base with. I miss her very much and I know her family misses her very much too.

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