Winslow-Beatrice "Aunt Bea " Hafenecker passed peacefully on July 28. 2021 into the arms of her Lord and Savior at her home with her two nieces, Leslie and Cheryl with her. \r\nThe family would like to thank her Hospice nurses and social worker who cared for her and us for the last few days of her life. What compassionate and caring people! \r\nBea was born in Waterville, Maine on October 11, 1932 to parents John Julius Hafenecker and Lorette Brochu. She was also greeted by an older brother John who passed away on April 16, 2020.\r\nBea was blessed with a wonderful family and extended family. After the death of her mother at age 8, she went to live with her grandmother. After graduating from Winslow High School she went to live with the Pelletier family, which eventually consisted of 12 extra brothers and sisters! That meant also many extra aunts, uncles nieces, nephews and cousins that she would claim as her own! Bea loved those family reunions!\r\nBea had worked 35 years at Levine's Store For Men and Boys in Waterville until they closed in 1996 and she was forced to retire. She enjoyed sports during and after her high school years. She played softball, basketball and was a member of the cheering squad. She later enjoyed golfing and bowling ten pin and candlepin and won several trophies. More recently she became an active part of Getchell Street Baptist Church where she was on the Social Committee. She loved helping any way she could, but behind the scenes doing dishes, helping prepare the meals or cleaning up. She enjoyed ladies bible study and we could count on her to bring in a "treat" to share like brownies, a cake or her deliciously sweet peanut butter fudge. A lot of people knew her for this fudge! She had five "boyfriends" at church whom she made sure had an occasional batch! \r\nBea is survived by her sister-in-law Lori Hafenecker of Waterville, nephew John Gary Hafenecker of Colorado, niece Cheryl Daly and husband Tom of Waterville, and niece Leslie Dolan and husband Patrick of Madison. There are also many great and great-great nephews and nieces as well. She was pre-deceased by her mother and father, brother John and a nephew Kyle Hafenecker.\r\nIn her extended family she is survived by "sisters" Barbara Barrows, Mae Landry, and "brothers" Lawrence, Robert and Donald Pelletier. With a family of 12 siblings there are also many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, and cousins as well. Aunt Bea especially loved helping Diane Glazier, her boyfriend Steve Pelletier and her daughter Brianne Plante prepare veggies for sale each year at the Farmers Market in Fairfield! She loved the Friday pizza night at their home! And we can't forget the dishcloths she made and handed out to anyone she met or sold at the Farmers Market! \r\nShe was an especially giving woman and will be missed by many!! May God make you a blessing as "Aunt Bea" has been a blessing to you!\r\nA Celebration of Life will be held at Getchell Street Baptist Church of 3 Getchell Street, Waterville, Maine on Saturday August 28, 2021 at 1 pm with light refreshments following. Please come and share a story or memory of Bea if you could! If you aren't able, an online guest book may be signed, condolences and memories may be shared at www.gallantfh.com.\r\nBea loved her cats, so in lieu of flowers, any donations may be made to the Waterville Humane Society, 100 Webb Road Waterville, Maine 04901.