In Memoriam

The Fryeburg Academy community is saddened by the loss of alumni, former staff, faculty, and friends.  We honor and remember them here.

In Memoriam

Faculty/Staff & Significant Supporters

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  • Nancy Sienkiewicz

    Fryeburg – Nancy Lee Sienkiewicz, at this time, would like to thank all the people she knew; friends, families, acquaintances, teachers and students for the wonderful life you allowed her to have. Each of you played an important part in adding to the colors of the tapestry of the life she loved so much. Through your gifts of friendship you have given her much more than you’ll ever know and she thanks you for them. She loved you all in her own way and will miss you much. 
    Nancy passed away peacefully at home guided by friends on May 4, 2019. Nancy was born in New York City, raised in Nashua, New Hampshire and attended Goddard College in Vermont. She worked at a medical lab and the Austine School for the Deaf in Vermont before settling in Fryeburg, Maine. There she taught school at MSAD 72 and at the Fryeburg Academy. She was a member of the Fryeburg Rescue Association since 1985 and was a certified EMT.
    She had many interests and was extremely artistic and skilled in various ways including knitting, sewing, quilting, beading, painting and writing.
    In fact, anything she had interest in; she mastered and was anxious to share or teach others what she had learned.
    Nancy was an avid mineral collector and enjoyed being a guide at Poland Mining Camps. She was also a member of several mineralogic clubs and organizations.

    A joyful celebration of Nancy’s life will be held on Saturday, June 8 from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds cafeteria. Arrangements are under the care of Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren St., Fryeburg. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fryeburg Rescue Association, PO Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037. Online condolences may be shared with her family at
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  • Alfred "Al" Glover

    Alfred “Al” Glover, age 86, died on Tuesday, March 12 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston, from complications following surgery
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  • Edward W. Jones '57

    Edward W. Jones, 80, of North Fryeburg, Maine passed away May 13,
    2019 at his home. 
    He was born in North Fryeburg on April 6, 1939, the son of Erlon P. and
    Florence L. (Quincy) Jones. He attended grammar school in North
    Fryeburg and graduated from Fryeburg Academy Class of 1957. That fall
    he started work for the U.S. Forest Service, Evans Notch District and
    worked until 1972 when he went into business for himself as a real
    estate broker and building contractor. 
    In 1961 he enlisted in the United States Army Reserves and was
    honorably discharged in January 1967. 
    On June 21, 1969, he married the only girl he ever loved, Diane L.
    (Warren) Jones at the First Congregational Church in Fryeburg. 
    Edward was a member of the Mohawk Tribe, Order of Redmen in North
    Fryeburg and was an early member of the Saco Valley Fire Association.
    He served 15 years on the Fryeburg Board of Selectmen and many
    years on various town committees being one of the founding members of
    the Town of Fryeburg Cemetery Committee. He was president of the
    Riverside Cemetery Association in North Fryeburg for several years. He
    wrote a book entitled Edifying, a book on local history and personal
    recollections. He was president of the Fryeburg Historical Society many
    times and served as a board member of the society for 31 years. He was
    a member of Fryeburg’s Steering Committee for Maine Street ’90, a year
    - long celebration that former Governor John McKernan designated as
    community awareness throughout the State of Maine. He built the
    gazebo in Bradley Park in Fryeburg with volunteer help and built the
    replica of the Fryeburg Horse Railroad car just by looking at a postcard
    of it. He was very active in the Republican Party, was Curator of the
    Fryeburg Fair Farm Museum for 27 years and was a trustee of the
    Fryeburg Fair. He served as a trustee for the J. Keith Henney Historical
    Foundation and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Harvest Hills
    Animal Shelter and built their first shelter. 
    Edward had the first snow machine in North Fryeburg and enjoyed riding
    the fields and the mountains. He enjoyed downhill skiing, bowling, roller
    skating, hunting and fishing. He shot his first deer at the age of 12. He
    loved to dance and he and Diane never missed a Saturday night in ten
    years at Morton’s Pavilion in Naples. He loved cars especially his
    convertibles. He used to ride horses at Dick Fox’s farm. He told the story
    many times how he borrowed Dick’s black horse and rode it all the way
    to Fryeburg village just to see Diane one afternoon before they were
    married. He loved cookouts and family gatherings. Edward was the
    pitcher for the men’s softball team The North Fryeburg Eagles. 
    He was predeceased by his parents, his sister, Peggy (Jones) Hill and
    two nephews, Brian and Barry Hill. He leaves his wife Diane who he
    loved and cherished for 54 years; his son Michael A. Jones and
    daughter in law Zeynep of Manchester, New Hampshire; his son Erlon B.
    Jones of Fryeburg: three grandchildren, Hunter, Catherine and Parker
    Jones all of Manchester; his brother in law Alan W. Warren of Windham,
    Maine and nieces Amanda L. Sawtelle and husband Russell and baby
    daughter Lexi of Biddeford; Bonnie E. Hill of Boston, Massachusetts and
    Barbara J. Hill of Fryeburg; great nieces, great nephews and many
    cousins. He also leaves behind his beloved dog Brandy who he loved so
    very much. 
    There will be a Celebration of Life at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds on
    Saturday, June 1 at 11 a.m. at the new Expo Building with the Reverend
    Violet Mills Eastman officiating. Please bring memories and stories of
    Edward to share. 
    In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Edward’s name may be sent to
    the Saco Valley Fire Association, 148 North Fryeburg Road, Fryeburg,
    Maine 04037. 
    Arrangements are in the care of the Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren St.,
    Fryeburg. Condolences and tributes may be shared with Edward’s family
    and friends at
    To send flowers to the family of Edward W. Jones, please visit Tribute
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  • Joyce Pierce Ridlon '53

    Joyce E. Ridlon, 84, passed away on May 4, 2019, in Bridgton.
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