SACO — Angeline T. Beland, 102, of Saco, passed away Sunday evening on Sept. 24, 2017, at Evergreen Manor in Saco.

She was born in Biddeford on March 22, 1915, a daughter of Philip and Angelina (Lemay) Tardif.

At an early age, Angeline worked on the family farm, The Tardif Farm, delivering milk to many local families for years.

In 1951, she married her husband Roland. They were married for 59 years until he passed May 15, 2011.

Angeline used her talents of cooking for the Portsmouth Hospital for several years. Her family has enjoyed her cooking and baking for many years, always wondering what treats would come their way.

Her greatest joy was watching her grandchildren grow up from their earlier age to adulthood. She cherished the time she spent with them and their families. They had beautiful memories, she will be sadly missed.

Mrs. Beland was honored with a centennial celebration in Augusta at the State House in 2015. Most recently, she was named the oldest resident in Saco in March of 2017.

Mrs. Beland was a parishioner of the former Notre Dame de Lourdes Church in Saco.

She was predeceased by seven siblings Emile, Alphonse, Robert, Arthur, Yvonne and Jeanette Tardif and Fernande Corbeil.

She is survived by her son Robert Beland and his wife Susan of Saco; three grandchildren Brian Beland and his wife Kate, Brenda Merryman and her husband Tom, Becky Beland and Tyrone Manderson and his daughter Italyah; and two great grandchildren Aubree and Zahara. She is also survived by siblings Romeo Tardif and Georgianna Tardif and several nieces and nephews.

A Visiting Hour will be held from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Cote Funeral Home Chapel, 87 James St., Saco. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Anne Chapel of St. Joseph Church in Biddeford. Burial will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Saco.

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