7/9/2013 1:49:00 PM Annette Cogan Overlock July 12, 1932 - July 7, 2013
Annette Cogan Overlock, of Warren, passed away unexpectedly July 7 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. She was born July 12, 1932 in Warren, the daughter of Allen and Ann Cogan. She attended Warren schools and graduated from Warren High School.
On Sept. 9, 1951, Annette married Theodore Richard Overlock, who passed away in 1986. Annette worked at the Warren Telephone Company as a switchboard operator and was instrumental in starting the Henderson School in Camden, continuing on with the Coastal Workshop. She had a passion for the mentally challenged and worked with them for over 30 years.
Annette enjoyed being a homemaker and sewing. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Camden Association and the St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Rockland. She enjoyed volunteering at the St. Bernard's Soup Kitchen, and also spent a year volunteering with the Christian Appalachian Project in Kentucky.
Annette is survived by sons, Robin Overlock of Warren and wife Susan, and Fred Overlock of Westport, Ind. and wife Monica; sisters, Jill Pottle and husband Lewville of Warren, and Rae Fales of Warren; grandchildren, Sam Overlock and wife Jen of Warren, Joe Overlock and wife Amanda of Machias, Rebecca Overlock of Warren, and fiancé Justin Wood of Ipswich, England, Mariah Overlock of Provo, Utah, and Derek, Collin and Brandon Overlock of Westport, Ind.; great-grandchildren, Emma and Evelyn Overlock of Warren, and Bradley Overlock of Machias; and long-time special friend, Bentley Watts of Thomaston.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Sun., July 14 at the Leonard Cemetery on the Patterson Mill Road in Warren followed by a gathering of friends at her home.
At her request, in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Annette Overlock, may be sent to Coastal Opportunities, P.O. Box 637, Camden, ME 04843.
Condolences, and messages for the family, may be expressed by visiting www.StrongHancock.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta.