HAMPDEN – Anna Dillingham died peacefully Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, after a long illness. She was cared for at Stillwater Health Care facility for two years. Prior to that, she lived in Hampden for more than 60 years. Anna was born Nov. 18, 1917, in Searsmont, the daughter of Henry and Bessie Campbell Buck. She was one of seven children. She graduated from Bangor High School in 1935 and then went to nursing school, which was to become her lifelong career and passion. She served in World War II as a U.S. Army Nurse Corps second lieutenant. In 1945, she began a long career at Eastern Maine General Hospital, now Eastern Maine Medical Center. She held supervisory positions throughout the hospital and was the emergency room head nurse for many years. She also served a term as president of the Maine Nurses Association. She worked at nursing tirelessly into her 70s, before retiring in 1987. After retiring, Anna volunteered for the Eastern Maine Medical Center gift shop, and served on the Hospital Auxiliary and the Board of Corporators. She also volunteered for the Maine Tourist Bureau and Cole’s Transportation Museum. She traveled extensively and took up the game of golf, getting a coveted hole-in-one while vacationing in Bermuda with friends. Anna is survived by her sister, Ellura “Babe” Libby of Hampden; her brother, Arnold Buck of Sebring, Fla.; by her children and their spouses, Susan and Rufus Head of Bridgton and John and Penny Dillingham of Hampden; by her grandchildren, Ramey Chipman, Ron Patin and Scott Dillingham, Bronwyn Head and Scott and Molly Cormier; and by her six great-grandchildren. Per Anna’s request, there will be no memorial services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anna’s memory to the Iris Network, 189 Park Ave., Portland, ME 04102. Arrangements entrusted to Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden. Messages of condolence or memories may be shared through www.hampdengilpatrick.com