BATH — Edith Miller, 82, died Sunday, March 11, 2012 at HillHouse Assisted Living in Bath.

She was born in Bath on August 24, 1929, a daughter of Herbert and Claire (Norton) King.

She lived all her life in Bath and graduated from Morse High School in the class of 1946. After her graduation from Morse she went to work as a bookkeeper at Senter’s Inc, and then to Markson Brothers Clothes until she married Lawrence Gallagher in 1949. They had four sons. She liked being room mother for her children at their school. She participated in their achievements, science fairs and sports. She worked ten years in the mail room at Pine Tree Society until retiring in 1993. Her first husband passed away in 1981 and in 1983 she married Malcolm J. Miller, who was so precious to her. They enjoyed many things together, especially her extended family who she loved so much.

She learned to play the piano at a young age. She enjoyed bowling and belonged to the Two Leagues Traveler’s League and the Bath Iron Works League. She liked swimming and boating at their cottage at Damariscotta Lake. Edith (Edie to her family) loved baking and cooking, especially to share with others. She loved animals, her black lab, Scout and her cat, Bo-Bo. She enjoyed reading and music, especially singing in the church choir. She loved her church family at Corliss Street Baptist Church where she was secretary and treasurer of the Sunday School for many years. She served on the Deaconate Board as Deaconess. She belonged to the ABC Women’s Group and the Caring Committee and she always had a smile for everybody.

She was predeceased by her husband, Malcolm J. Miller on November 9, 2010, her oldest son, Larry Gallagher in 2009 and one brother, Herbert King.

She is survived by three sons, Michael Gallagher of Bath, David Gallagher and his wife Helen of Bristol and Timothy Gallagher of El Paso, TX, several grandchildren, four great grandchildren and her extended family, Sharon & Steve Kempel, Bruce and Carol Miller and Dennis and Janet Miller.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 5 to 7 PM at Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Andrew Sullivan officiating. A gathering of family and friends will follow at the Corliss Street Church Annex on Middle Street, Bath. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bath. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bath Food Bank, P.O. Box 65, Bath, 04530. Condolences may be made online at

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