2017-09-22 / Obituaries

Lucy Pinkerton

Lucy B. Pinkerton, 93, died on Sept. 15, 2017 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough following a short battle with ovarian cancer.

Lucy was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, to Rueben and Bertha Blatchford. She attended North Adams Community College and Bennington.

She met her husband Charlie on his return from World War II to Williams College and they married in 1949. Lucy and Charlie settled in Norwalk, Connecticut to raise their family of three children and many cats and dogs.

Lucy was active in the Norwalk Historical Society and succeeded, with other preservationists, in the designation of Lockwood Mathews Mansion as a National Historic Landmark in 1971.

Lucy was an avid gardener and nature lover. She spent many summer days by Squam Lake in New Hampshire. She accompanied her husband on business trips around the United States and abroad for International Paper Co.

Lucy and Charlie moved to Kennebunk in 2013. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Charles Pinkerton, Jr. and her sister, Rosalie Newkom.

Survivors include Sarah Pinkerton and her husband, Paul Bonneau, of Cape Porpoise, Charles Pinkerton, III and Anne H. Pinkerton, both of Kennebunk, her brother in-law, Peyton R.H. Pinkerton, and his wife, Roxana, of Pleasantville, New York, their son, Peyton Pinkerton, Jr. and his wife, Anne Pinkerton, and a niece and two nephews.

She also leaves her beloved grandsons, John H. P. Henson and Eliot R.P. Henson and their father, Frank Henson, of Connecticut.

A service is to be held at the Church on the Cape in Cape Porpoise on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at 11 a.m.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Gosnell for their devoted attention. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Return to top