Verena Morgan Cunningham - age: 99
(March 22, 1914 to July 07, 2013
A graveside service will be held Saturday July 27th at 10:00am at Laurel Hill Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 11:00AM at the United Baptist Church of Saco. The Rev. Dr. Burton Howe will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Verena’s memory to the Saco Museum 371 Main St, Saco, Maine 04072
BIDDEFORD- Verena Morgan Cunningham, age 99, formerly of Graham St. in Biddeford, passed away on July 7, 2013 at Seaside Nursing Home in Portland.
She was born on March 22, 1914 in Coley’s Point Newfoundland, Canada, the daughter of the late Isaac and Eliza (Mercer) Morgan. From the age of 7, she was raised by her step mother Grace E. (Smith). In 1922, she and her family moved to Biddeford then to Greenville, SC and eventually back to Maine.
She attended Old Orchard Beach Schools and graduated from there in 1932.
While in high school she was involved in women’s basketball, theater and tap dancing. She also received various awards for spelling and speaking.
Verena went on to graduate from the Trull Hospital Nursing School.
She served for many years as a curator at the Saco Museum/York Institute.
Verena was a member of the United Baptist Church in Saco and a member of Annette Chapter-Order of the Eastern Star.
She is predeceased by her beloved husband Wallace Cunningham.
Verena is survived by her son- Wallace R. Cunningham and his wife Mary of Harwick, MA; daughters- Lynne Jackson of Portland and Anne Hoskote of Ft. Myers, FL; five grandchildren Lance Cunningham, Brian and his wife Cathy Jackson, Ashley and her husband Kris Gaida, Susan and David Murad, and nine great grandchildren.