Calais – Charlotte Elaine Dean, 85, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, April 19, 2013 at a Lubec nursing home.  Charlotte was born in Calais on August 12, 1927, daughter of the late William “Bill” and Sarah “Sadie” (Moore) Hartford.  She was a member of Bethel Chapel in Waite.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William Dean; one sister, Pauline Smith of Florida; and a brother Philip Hartford of Texas.  Surviving are her three children, Dexter Dean and his wife Neera of Naugatuck, CT, Gregory Dean and his wife Jill of Wardsboro, VT, and Lorraine Daggett and her husband David of Calais; two grandchildren, Stephen Serrano of IL and Tara Dean of CT; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Zachary of IL;  and her sister Muriel Claridge of FL.  A private burial will take place in St. Stephen Rural Cemetery, St. Stephen, NB.  Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.  Condolences and memories may be shared at


I prize my mother’s Bible as

The most valued of all

For it’s when I leaf its pages

That I faintly hear her call.


There are verses underlined there,

To her heart they were so dear

Like the promise of His presence

‘’Never falter, never fear.”


There’s the “many mansions” chapter

In the book of John, you see,

And the page though thumbed and faded

Holds the same comfort for me.


There’s the crucifixion passage

Where the Savior bled and died;

There are tear stains on  the pages

For she walked close by His side


There are notes within the margins

Gems of wisdom here and there;

Yes, I prize my Mother’s Bible

As the Book beyond compare!

 -by Georgia B. Adams