ST. ALBANS – Crystal M. Cuddy Robertson passed away June 25, 2008, at Sanfield Rehabilitation and Nursing Home. She was the wife of Gerald O. Robertson. She was born Aug. 21, 1920, in Cambridge, the daughter of William Cuddy and Flora Turner Cuddy. She graduated from Solon High School in 1940. After graduation, she went to work in North Anson at a store. This is where she met her husband, Gerald. They were married Dec. 4, 1944. She worked for many years for the Baxter Canning Co. She then worked at Scott Webb Hospital as a nurse’s aid. She was also employed for 13 and one half years for the St. Albans school lunch program and served as head cook for the last three and one half years. In 1972, she got hurt and was forced to “retire” to her family dairy farm, where she proudly worked alongside her husband. In 1988, they were chosen to be the Farm Family of the Year. Crystal was past master and past lecturer of the St. Albans Grange, past deputy of the Maine State Grange, and was involved with Pomona Grange. She helped reorganize the Junior Grange in St. Albans, which consisted of 35 child members. She served as matron until she left for the state deputy position. She had all seven degrees and was a proud and active member for more than 50 years. Crystal was a member of the Rebekah Lodge for more than 50 years. She was also a member of St. Albans Matron’s Circle from its’ beginning and served as secretary for more than 20 years. She was a member of the St. Albans Christmas Club and served as president for two sessions. She served one term on St. Albans School Board. She was also a member of Chatterbox Club and University of Maine Cooperative Extension for more than 50 years. Crystal is remembered by her family and friends as a dedicated wife, a supportive mother, a caring grandmother and great-grandmother and a loyal friend. She had a terrific sense of humor and countless memorable one-liners. Her family and friends enjoyed her cooking, which always included the special ingredient of love. She will forever be remembered for her brilliant smile, which would light up a room. Her support and love for her soul mate, Gerald, was remarkable. Crystal was predeceased by her mother and father; her sisters, Agnes and Alice; and brothers, Edwin and Jim. She is survived by her wonderful husband of 64 years, Gerald of St. Albans; her daughter, Donna Beauchesne and husband, Robert, of St. Albans; a son, Gerald Robertson Jr. of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two brothers, William Cuddy of Dexter, and Dick Cuddy and wife, Carol, of Milton, Fla.; two sisters, Vesta Calder of Wells, and Lillian Blair and husband, William, of Carlsbad, Calif.; five grandchildren, Cheryl Brewster and husband, Gary, of Manchester, N.H., Michael Provencher and wife, Melisa, of St. Albans, Darlene Palmer and husband, James, of Gardiner, Eric Provencher and wife, Marcia, of St. Albans, and Tom Provencher and his partner, Kristen Pike, of St. Albans; 10 great-grandchildren, Sarah and Jessica Brewster, Timothy and Tyler Provencher, Mikayla, Audrey and Brett Palmer, Ryan Bradbury, Matthew Pike and Samantha Provencher; one sister-in-law, Marguerite Sherburne of Dexter; a very special aunt and friend, Helen Finson of Hartland; and two special classmates, Elizabeth McQuilkin of Hampden and Alice Heald of Solon. She had many special cousins, nephews, nieces and friends, which she loved dearly. The family will receive friends 4-7 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Ave., Pittsfield. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, June 30, at St. Albans Union Church, 15 Main St., St. Albans, with the Rev. Lewis Bell officiating. Interment will be after at Village Cemetery, Cemetery Road, St. Albans. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Crystal’s memory to St. Albans Grange Building Fund or St. Albans Fire Department. Arrangements are entrusted to Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield. To sign an online guest book, please visit This obituary was written by Crystal.