Obituaries


Barbara Heil

Published: July 18, 2018 at 12:00 am

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Barbara Germaine Heil, 62, of Waterville, Maine, died suddenly, but peacefully, July 4, at her home. She was born in Bridgeport, March 15, 1956, and she was the daughter of Robert and Betty (Schrieber) Heil. The family later moved to Newtown, where she was raised with six siblings.


Ms Heil attended Newtown High School. Once out of school, she immersed herself into the working class. She worked in the food industry for many years. She was an Executive Manager for the Burger King Restaurant franchise in Fairfield (formerly the holding company known as King Conn Corporation) for 25-plus years. Her loved ones say she loved to meet new people.


Later in life, Ms Heil left the business to take care of her mom, who suffered from Alzheimer's Disease. Shortly after her mom's passing, she moved to Maine to be closer to her sisters in February of 2015.


Ms Heil loved her many pets and was always bringing home strays.


Her siblings, Linda Decker of Augusta, Maine, Alan Heil of Mountain View, Calif., Catherine Heil-LaPointe and her spouse, Frances LaPointe, of South China, Maine, Robert Heil and his wife, Debi Heil, of Ocala, Fla., and William Heil of Hollywood, Fla.; three nieces, two nephews, and great-niece survive her.


Her father, Robert P. Heil, predeceased her in December of 1983; her mother, Elizabeth (Betty) M. Heil, predeceased her in October of 2008; and her youngest sister, Lori A. Heil, predeceased her in December of 2015.


Her loved ones say, "Even though Barbara has left us too soon, she will forever be in our hearts! We love you."


The family would like to thank the Bread of Life Ministries, Goodwill Industries, and the Warming Center for their efforts in getting Ms Heil some assistance during the last six months of her life.


Memorial donations can be made to Bread of Life, 157 Water Street, Augusta ME 04330; Goodwill of Maine, 5 Senator Way, Augusta ME 04330; or to The Warming Center, 121 Commercial Street, Augusta ME 04330.


At the request of the family members, there will be no services at this time.


Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Augusta, Maine.


To leave an online condolence, visit khrfuneralhomes.com.

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