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Estelle Boyle Hempey Shepard

February 10, 1911 April 14, 2008
Estelle Boyle Hempey Shepard
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St. Albans/Bangor, Maine - Estelle B. Shepard, 97, died April 14, 2008, at a Bangor Health Care Facility. She was born February 10, 1911, in Montreal, Quebec, the daughter of John P. and Catherine (Kelly) Boyle. Estelle lived in Montreal until she married Ernest G. Hempey in 1942 and moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where their two children were born. Upon the death of her husband in 1949, Estelle moved with her two children to St. Albans. She was married to D. Leonard Shepard of St. Albans from 1970 until his death in 1997. In 2003, she moved to Bangor, Maine. She is survived by her two children, Richard Hempey and his wife, Rosemary of Portland, Oregon; Barbara Wardwell of Bangor; four grandchildren, Duncan Wardwell and his wife, Amy of Richmond, Vermont; Ethan Wardwell and his wife, Jennifer of Hampden, Maine; Matthew Hempey and his wife, Lauren of California; and Scott Hempey and his wife, Jennifer of Bolton, Vermont; three great-grandchildren, Quinn and Alex Wardell of Richmond, Vermont and Meara Hempey of California; one sister, Claire Trombley of St. Albans and numerous nieces and nephews throughout the United States and Canada.. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ailleen Ladue and Mildred McLellan and one brother, John Boyle. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 17, 2008, at 2:00 P.M. in the Heald Funeral Chapel, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans with the Reverend Williams Simmons officiating. Interment will be on Monday August 18th in the family lot in Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery in Montreal. Messages of condolence to the Shepard family are welcome at

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