Betty Bickford

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 12:15pm

Betty Bickford, 72, of Wiscasset, passed away surrounded by her family Dec. 30, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born April 21, 1946, a daughter of the late Seth and Geraldine (Robertson) Hanley. She grew up in Rockland and was a graduate of Rockland High School class of 1964. She spent her childhood summers on Vinalhaven and it continued to be a very special place for the rest of her life. She enjoyed reading and listening to Willie Nelson music.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Tanya Bickford and her companion David Curtis of Palm Bay, Florida; her son, Robert Bickford Jr. and his wife Janet of Wiscasset; her granddaughter, Jenna Bickford of Wiscasset; and her sister, Debra Miller and her husband Howard of Leland, North Carolina.

A private service will be held to celebrate Betty’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to New England Cancer Specialists, 105 Topsham Fair Mall Road, Suite 1, Topsham, ME 04086.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Condolences, and messages for her family, may be expressed by visiting: