Elaine Edna Matson, 53, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at her home in Cushing.

Born on January 1, 1968, at the Knox County General Hospital in Rockland, she was the daughter of Elmer and Rosalie Matson.

She attended Cushing Grade School and graduated from Georges Valley High School in 1986.

For over 20 years, Elaine worked at Rockland Ford. She was an animal lover and had a special way with dogs and cats. She worked at the Camden Animal Shelter and later at Pope Memorial Humane Society in Rockland. She was also employed at Harbor Hounds in Rockland and did individual pet care of many people.

Elaine is survived by her mother, Rosalie; companion Raymond Robinson Jr.; two children, Ryan and Sarah Robinson; special aunt Edna Montgomery; one uncle and several other aunts as well as many cousins. She was predeceased by her grandparents, John and Siiri Matson formerly of Friendship, and George and Dorothy Montgomery, formerly of Cushing; and her father Elmer Matson.

A private graveside committal service will be held at the Robinson Cemetery in Cushing. Those who wish to remember Elaine in a special way, may make donations in her memory to the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME.

To share a memory or condolence with Elaine’s family, visit their Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.

Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.