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Melva Oberg

December 19, 1925 — November 27, 2017

Caribou – Melva Oberg, 91, died November 27, 2017 in Limestone. She was born in Allagash December 19, 1925 the daughter of the late Melvin “Mel” and Elizabeth “Belle” (Hafford) McBreairty. She attended the Allagash schools and was a retired health care worker with the Diocesan Human Services Home Health Care for many years. She was an active member of the Widows Club, the bowling league and enjoyed aerobic classes and walking at the Caribou Recreation Department. She was survived by 2 daughters and sons-in-law Brenda and Matthew Sleeper of Boston, Ma., and Shelly and Jay Thompson of Caribou, her sister Queenie McBreairty of St. Francis, 2 brothers Hilton “Mick” McBreairty of Allagash and Niles McBreairty of Guilford, 9 grandchildren, Stacey Karr, Paul “PJ” Espling, Jay Landrigan, Brandi Dufresne, Michelle Daigle, Ronnie Lee Espling, Tyler Sleeper, Sheridan Sleeper and Mallory Willey. 7 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She will be fondly remembered by all of the families that she also cared for over the years as a nanny. Mrs. Oberg was predeceased by 1 daughter, Donna Jonkoff, 2 sons, Paul and Ronnie Espling, and 1 brother Gene “Tunney” McBreairty. Friends who wish to contribute in Mrs. Oberg’s memory may do so by making contributions to the Caribou Recreation Department Memorial Fund, 55 Bennett Drive, Caribou, Maine 04736. Friends may visit with the family 1 – 3 p.m., Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir Street, Caribou. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Melva Oberg, please visit our flower store.

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