Christine C. Hyson, 87, long-time resident of Damariscotta Mills, passed away on the afternoon of April 1, 2018 at Cove’s Edge Nursing Home in Damariscotta. Born on May 25, 1930 in Howland, ME, she was one of fifteen children to Rufus and Dora Bunker.
Growing up, Christine and her family moved all around the state of Maine before settling in Damariscotta Mills, where she would go on to graduate from Lincoln Academy. Upon graduation, she stayed in the area, started a family, and worked many odd jobs throughout the years. She was a homemaker, babysitter, worked in commercial laundry, and even skinned alewives at Damariscotta Mills.
Christine was a simple and good person, who could be found collecting money for flowers whenever a resident of Damariscotta Mills passed away. She was a part in raising so many children in Damariscotta Mills throughout the years, and loved being a part of their lives. She enjoyed knitting, sewing and being with family.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Robert Hyson; a son, Charles Hyson; and eleven brothers and sisters.
She is survived by a son, Orland Bunker and his wife Helen of Damariscotta; a daughter, Lenora Black of Waterville; three siblings; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.
An informal gathering will be held from 10:00am-12:00pm, on Wednesday, April 11th at the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Condolences, and messages for her family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.