Nellie G. Leeman, 88 of Round Pond, passed away on the evening of May 4th at Cove’s Edge in Damariscotta. Born in Round Pond on May 22, 1929, she was the daughter of Charles and Mabel (Carter) Gifford.
Nellie grew up on Louds Island and attended schools on the island. After her schooling, she moved back to the mainland and started working as a waitress at Moody’s Diner in Waldoboro. After many years waitressing, she went to work at Master’s Machine in Round Pond, where she worked in shipping and receiving.
Nellie enjoyed reading, working in her garden and checking out local yard sales. As much as anything, she enjoyed spending time at her home in Round Pond.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Clyde Poland, Sr.; her long-time companion, Robert Poland; and three brother and two half-brothers.
She is survived by her daughter, Terry Taillon and her husband Michael; one grandson, CJ Poland and his wife Amanda; and two great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Kaylee Poland.
Nellie will be laid to rest privately in the Chamberlain Cemetery in Round Pond this 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.