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Florence L. (Sutherland) MacLean
August 16, 1937 ~ October 30, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Formerly of Bridgewater, Florence “Flo” MacLean, 86, died peacefully on Monday, October 30, 2023 at Goldenview Health Care Center surrounded by family and friends. Born and raised in Portage, ME, Flo was one of 10 children of Carroll and June (Wilcox) Sutherland. On June 7, 1958, she married Frederick L. MacLean and together they lived a life of faith and service to others.
Having lived in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire, the family settled in Bridgewater in 1979, where they owned and operated Newfound Grocery, and made a lasting impact on the Newfound Community. Flo also worked as a secretary for Bristol Elementary School and was active with community activities and many of the local parish ministries. After retirement, Flo settled in Prince Edward Island, Canada where she continued her selfless acts of community service.
Volunteer work was important to Flo as evidenced by her work with Food for Friends in Bristol, Saint Francis Inn in Philadelphia, Helping Hands in Prince Edward Island, the Day Away program in Bristol and many other charitable ventures.
She is survived by nine children: Debra (Bob Dell) MacLean of Caledonia, NY; Kevin (Geneta) MacLean of Fitchburg, MA; Brian (Deborah) MacLean of Hebron; Keith MacLean of Plymouth; Laurie (Chris) Tollefsen of Columbia, SC; Mark (Kelly) MacLean of Tilton; Matthew MacLean of Hanover; David (Bonnie) MacLean of Spring Grove, PA; Daniel (Stacy May) MacLean of New Hampton; 22 grandchildren: Rebecca (Mike) Garone, Melissa Stoudt, Christine (Travis) Dilts, Stacey Benken, Tracey MacLean, Katie MacLean, Michael MacLean, Joshua MacLean, Emma (Daniel) Hellerman, Olaf (Brooke) Tollefsen, Alice Tollefsen, Joseph Tollefsen, Abraham Tollefsen, Hildegard Tollefsen, MacLean Tollefsen, Leif Tollefsen, Mariama Tollefsen, Olivia MacLean, Camden MacLean, Ella MacLean, Tyler MacLean, Brady MacLean; 17 great grandchildren; a brother Parker “Sonny” (Judy) Sutherland; many many nieces, nephews, and extended family. She was predeceased by siblings: Richard, Opal, Marjorie, Shirley, Bill, Rodney, Phyllis, and Elizabeth.
God got a good one.
Services-A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Grace Chapel of Holy Trinity Parish, 2 West Shore Road, Bristol. Interment will be at a later date at the family cemetery in Portage, ME. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Flo’s memory to: St Francis Inn, 2441 Kensington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125.