Freeport – Freda G. Pottle, 85, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Mid Coast Hospital with her family at her side after a sudden illness.

Freda was born in Topsham on October 23, 1932 to Ruth and Edward Beals.  Freda married her husband, Robert Pottle of 67 years, on January 1, 1951.

Freda was a homemaker, fancy stitcher at the local shoe factory, and worked at Cindy’s Fish & Chips along-side her husband Bob, retiring in 2012.

Freda enjoyed spending time with her family.  Special occasions and holidays were very meaningful to her.

She was a very talented lady and enjoyed creating crafts and knitting mittens.  She took pride in participating in the local parades with themed floats which included her family and friends.

There was no request too big or too small.  She had a heart of gold and had a wonderful sense of humor.  She was loved by many and adored by all.

Freda is survived by her husband, Robert; a son, Bart Hathorne and his wife, Donna; a son-in-law, Robert Payzant; a daughter, Cynthia Curtis and husband, Elwyn; a son Alan Pottle and wife, Pam; grandchildren, Tony, Todd, Bobby, Robin, Liana, Ryan, Alli, Matt, Kate and Steph.

Freda was predeceased by a son, Robert Pottle, and a daughter, Deborah Payzant.

“The family would like to thank the incredible staff of the ICU at Mid Coast Hospital for the care and compassion during her stay.”

Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 PM Friday, September 28, at the Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal Street, Brunswick.  A celebration of Freda’s life will be held from 12 to 4 PM Saturday, September 29, at the Durham AMVETS Hall, 1049 Royalsborough Road in Durham.

A graveside committal service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, October 2, at Grove Cemetery in Freeport.  Condolences can be expressed to the family at