DETROIT – Edith M. Poulin, 73, died March 28, 2004, at her residence following a long illness. She was born May 24, 1930, at Bar Harbor, the daughter of Royce and Esther (Sinclair) Garland. She was a communicant of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Pittsfield. Edith was very active in town affairs, as charter member of the Detroit Fire Department Auxiliary, tax collector and election clerk. She had worked in her early years as a waitress at the Log Cabin Diner in East Newport, co-owned Poulin’s General Store in Detroit, and owned Edie’s Gift Shop. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest J. Poulin, in 1988; a son, Daniel, in 1971; a daughter-in-law, Suzanne, in 1993; and a brother, Royce, in 2003. She is survived by her children, David of Detroit, Kathleen Burton and husband, Dan, of Felton, Del., James and wife, Connie, of Perham, Stephen of Detroit, Jennifer Welch and husband, Frank, of Dixmont, Susan Leighton and husband, Ed, of Limestone, Kevin and wife, Kelly, of Detroit, Royce and wife, Tammy, of Newport; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a special family friend, Carol McCarron of Detroit. Private visitation will be held on Tuesday. A public funeral service will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, at Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Newport, with the Rev. Dan Burton officiating. Burial will be in the Village Cemetery, Detroit, later in the spring. Friends are welcome to join the family at the home of Kevin and Kelly Poulin following the service to celebrate Edith’s life.