SHERMAN and HOULTON – Frederica W. Daniels, 95, died peacefully Feb. 23, 2012, at Madigan Estates Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 27, 1916, in Millinocket, daughter of Robert and Jenny (Downs) Wilson.
Mrs. Daniels, a 1934 graduate of Stearns High School, Millinocket, received her registered nurse’s degree from St. Barnabas Hospital Training School for Nurses, Portland, in 1937. After the completion of her nursing studies, she served as an operating room nurse at the osteopathic hospital in Portland where she met the love of her life, Dr. William Daniels. She and her husband enjoyed 71 years of marriage together, and raised two sons. She led an active community and church life. Freddy, as she was known to many, served as organist for Molunkus Valley Chapter No. 95, Order of the Eastern Star for 37 years. In 2008 she was presented with the Shining Star of the East honor by the Order of the Eastern Star. She also played the piano for morning worship at Washburn Memorial Church, Sherman, and was very active on Sherman Old Home Days’ committees for many years. Freddy was also a member of Washburn Memorial Church Fellowship and Noel Club, as well as being a member of Anah Shriners Sunshine Club. She was a devoted friend and caring neighbor to many, as well as being a loving mother and grandmother. She looked forward to spending her summers at their camp on Pleasant Pond in Island Falls, where they were often joined by family and friends.
She was survived by her sons, William and his wife, Diana, of Island Falls and John and his wife, Phyllis, of Bucksport; grandchildren, Katherine Moore Daniels and her husband, Justin Kinney, of Quincy, Mass., Jennifer Lennon Daniels and her fiance, Charles Amara, of Franklin, Mass., Robin Coombs and her husband, Danny, Angel Alley, and Jason Alley and his wife, Justine, all of Bucksport; great-grandchildren, Jared Daniels, Colin Kinney, Jeremy and Chad Coombs, Leif and Aesa Alley; four great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Patricia Wilson of Millinocket; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Dr. William L. Daniels, in 2009; brothers, Robert, Stephen and Richard; and sisters, Madelyn and Pauline.
Friends may call noon-2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Washburn Memorial Church with the Order of the Eastern Star conducting its worship service, with funeral services beginning 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dan Prioux officiating. Spring interment will be at Sherman Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to Washburn Memorial Church, P.O. Box 101, Sherman, ME 04776 or Sherman Public Library, 36 School St., Suite 1, Sherman, ME 04776. For an online memory book and to leave condolences, please visit