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Maxine Littlefield, 85, of Mt. Holly Springs, PA passed away peacefully in her home, Wednesday, July 20, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. She was born April 10, 1931 in Buffalo, New York the only daughter of Maxwell N. and Marrine C. Eastman. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by an older brother, Brian N. Eastman.
Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Colonel Richard E. Littlefield, USA, Ret; two daughters, Sarah Hansen (Philip) of River Falls, WI and Carolyn Shank (Larry) of Newville, PA; one son, Richard B. Littlefield (JoAnn) of Salisbury, MD. Also surviving are four grandsons, Richard and James Littlefield of Salisbury, MD and Christopher and Maxwell Hansen of River Falls, WI.
Maxine grew up in the environs of Buffalo, NY, graduating from Williamsville High School in 1949 and the University of Buffalo in 1954.She and her husband were married on June 19, 1954, after which they embarked on a 30 year military career involving 24 moves. Upon settling in Mt. Holly Springs, Maxine vowed that to be here final move. Her wish was fulfilled. She was an animal lover, housing from one to five cats during every year of her marriage, including a blind one. She had a great love for black labs. Maxine was an avid reader and crossword puzzler and before arthritis took its toll, enjoyed all types of needlework.
At Maxine's request there will be no memorial service. Her ashes will be inurned at a later date in the U.S. Military Academy Cemetery, West Point, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to Celtic Hospice & Palliative Care, 900 Century Drive, Suite 201, Mechanicsburg, PA,17055, or Alley Cat Allies, 7920 Norfolk Ave, Suite 600, Bethesda, MD 20814. Arrangements are being handled by Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory Inc, Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065. Please visit www.hollingerfuneralhome.com for condolences to the family.
Dick, and family, it is with great sorrow that I send this note. I saw Dick just last month, and we talked about Maxine's situation. When Ron was alive we visited a number of times and Maxine always made us feel welcome and we were always outside, enjoying the yard. Remembering the good times and happy days is very comforting. And it makes me smile, in spite of the sadness that I feel. God Bless her, she made an impression on so many just plain people, with her smile and her quiet ways. Keep the memories. Scotty
Scotty Roberge Jul 27 2016 12:00 AM
Our condolences to the entire Littlefield family.
Janice Caruso Jul 26 2016 12:00 AM
May she rest in peace.
Bob and Linda Chaudrue Jul 25 2016 12:00 AM
Maxine was an incredible woman and Mother-in-law. I loved her like a mother. She was a loving Grandmother to my children, often entertaining them for a week or so each summer. I will miss our talks, sharing paperback books and catalogs, and shopping and craft show browsing. Maxine told great stories and so often had us laughing at some past adventures, usually at Dick's expense! She was an imaginative cook; one of our favorites was Maxine's mish-mash. Rest easy now.
Jo Ann Littlefield Jul 23 2016 12:00 AM