Celia Webber Mohr, 98, of Bremen, passed away the on the morning of April 25th, at "The Cottage" of The Lincoln Home in Newcastle. Born in Lynn, MA on November 29, 1919, she was the daughter of Fernando and Alice Grotton Webber. Her family returned to the family homestead in Muscongus in 1922, where Celia attended the one-room Muscongus School, which is still in existence as a local meeting place supported by her family and area residents.
She graduated from Lincoln Academy in 1938. She and her sister, June Webber Burns, would board in a home in Newcastle during the winter months so they could attend Lincoln Academy, since transportation was horse and buggy over unpaved roads. In trade for room and board, they would care for the children in the family through the evening meal.
She graduated from The Faulkner Hospital School of Nursing located in the Boston area. She married John Walter Mohr Sr. in 1942. Celia raised her family in Hyde Park, MA, before she and her family moved back to Bremen in 1964, when her husband became the maintenance supervisor at the Brunswick Naval Air Station.
Celia was a life-long nurse, even continuing her nursing career after retirement by doing private nursing duties, travelling to Boston periodically to care for a long-time patient. She was a special nurse to socialite Brenda Chatfield-Taylor, daughter of one of the founders of Chase Manhattan Bank. She came from a true nursing family with her mother, daughter and granddaughter all becoming nurses.
Celia was the current holder of the Town of Bremen's Boston Post Cane as the oldest Bremen resident.
She was predeceased by her husband, John W. Mohr Sr.; sisters, Adeline McLaughlin, Lois Ramstrom, June Burns, Martha McFarland, and Ida Humphrey.
She is survived by her brother, Nelson Webber; children, John W. Mohr Jr. (wife Judith) and children John Mohr, III and Jennifer Marie Mohr; William M. Mohr (wife Debra) and children, Joyce Mohr, William Matthew Mohr and Tiffany Bergeron; Anna Mohr Clark (husband William O. Clark) and daughter Zoe Brisard (husband Robert); and great grandchildren, Abby, Matthew and Andrew Mohr of Houston TX, Kayleigh and Taylor Brisard of New Sharon, ME, Michal Mohr of Portland, ME, Jack and Cicily Langdon of Watertown, MA, and Trey Bergeron of Houston, TX.
Celia was an extraordinary person giving in the most supportive way; a loving mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, fantastic baker of donuts and all desserts! Celia was a proud flower gardener, constantly found weeding even into her 90's. She shared her flowers, as well as her donuts, by giving the majority to those who expressed their love for her fantastic creations. The donut recipe was artistically painted by Brenda Erickson of Bristol, and was included in a publication on sale at the Granite Hall Store in Round Pond.
There will be a memorial service for friends and family later in the summer. Arrangements are under the direction and care of 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.