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Subject: [LITTLEFIELD] Vega (Milishousky) Littlefield (1915-2000), of Lewiston, ME, wife of Wallace G. Littlefield (1912-1989)
Date: 16 Feb 2003 20:04:26 -0700
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WALLACE G.1 LITTLEFIELD was born March 31, 1912, was of Monmouth, Maine at marriage, and died October 22, 1989 in Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine. He married VEGA MILISHOUSKY November 09, 1940 in Maine, daughter of ANTHONY MILISHOUSKY and MARGARET ???.
Lewiston Sun Journal (ME)
Sept. 23, 2000
Vega M. Littlefield
LEWISTON – Vega M. Littlefield, 85, of Maison Marcotte and a resident of North Monmouth for many years, died early Friday morning, Sept. 22, at d’Youville Pavilion, after a short illness.
Born in North Jay, Sept. 5, 1915, the daughter of Anthony and Margaret Milishousky, she grew up in Mexico and graduated from Mexico High School.
Mrs. Littlefield was employed by Oxford Paper Co. for two years before marrying Wallace G. Littlefield of Monmouth on Nov. 18, 1940.
They resided on the Wilson Pond Road in North Monmouth for 45 years before moving to Lewiston in 1987.
She was employed by Chick Orchards of Monmouth for 25 years before retiring. She was a member of the Jolly Few Club of North Monmouth.
Mrs. Littlefield enjoyed cooking, gardening, raising flowers, reading, as well as caring for the cats she had through the years.
Survivors include her mother, 108, of Auburn; her daughter and husband, Susan and Maurice Levasseur of Lewiston; two sisters, Till Sherman of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Lucy Bonney of Tallahassee, Fla.; a niece and husband, Nancy and Robert Hutchinson of Auburn, to whom she was close; and other nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband in 1989; a sister, Nell Carroll of Auburn in 1985; and a brother, Anthony Milishousky of Rumford in the spring of this year.
Lewiston Sun Journal (ME)
Mar. 20, 1999
Woman turns 107, may be state’s oldest
By Charlie Pomerleau
Margaret Milishousky clapped and smiled as a birthday cake was rolled up the aisle toward her seat at the head table in the Bolster Heights Nursing Home community room. She loved being the center of attention at her 107th birthday party, a landmark that may have made her the oldest person living in Maine.
"We’ve done some research and haven’t been able to find anyone who’s any older," said home Administrator Robert Armstrong. "I’ve called around to various state agencies and checked with other nursing homes, and it seems like Margaret is Maine’s oldest person."
About 35 friends, family members and fellow residents serenaded Milishousky with "Happy Birthday" before they ate marble cake and French vanilla ice cream. Her smile lit the room as picture after picture was snapped: with her 83-year-old daughter, Vega Littlefield of Lewiston, and 81-year-old son, Anthony Milishousky of Rumford; with 3-year-old great-great-granddaughter Brittany Myrick; with staff members and Auburn City Councilor Gerard Dennison, who presented birthday greetings on behalf of the city. Two other daughters living in Florida were unable to attend the party.
Milishousky was born March 19, 1892, in Lithuania, the daughter of a prosperous farmer and landowner, said her granddaughter, Sue Levasseur of Lewiston. Hard times were soon to come, though, and she emigrated to America in 1914 to be with her sister, who had moved a few years earlier to Jay. Milishousky soon married a man from a neighboring farm in Lithuania and had five children, a boy and four girls who she raised alone after the early death of her husband.
"She learned to speak English while working in the Diamond Match factory in Peru," Levasseur said. "She didn’t want to learn it, but she had to so she could keep her job there."
She kept her hold on the Lithuanian language, though, and reverts to it from time to time while talking with visitors. Her daughter and son can interpret for her, but even when they aren’t around, she manages to communicate with staff members of the nursing home, where she’s lived for six years after spending most of her life in Rumford and Mexico.
Milishousky enjoys good health with few complaints, her daughter said. She has had some minor problems but bounces back quickly each time. She can walk around the home with the aid of a walker.
"She used to love to go riding with us right up until last year," Levasseur said. Since then, "it’s just too difficult for her to get in and out of the car, so she doesn’t go any more."
Her eyes and mind are sharp. She recognized people as they walked past her room to attend the party and spoke to those bringing balloons or cards to her room.
"It’s very nice to see you," she told one visitor, extending her hand in greeting. "I’m so glad you could come."
The glasses that keep slipping down her nose are more for style than need, her granddaughter said. "She doesn’t really need them; she can see just fine," Levasseur said. "She got them a couple years ago because she thought they made her look better."
Milishousky doesn’t need glasses to look forward, either. As she sat eating cake and ice cream, she asked a visitor to "be sure and come back next year."