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Obituary: Alda Margherita King


Alda Margherita King

OAKLAND – Alda Margherita, King of Oakland, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2024, after a long illness in Waterville. She was 86 years old.

She was born on September 9, 1937 in Paluzza Udine, Italy, the daughter of Edia (Pagavino) and Eraldo Englaro. She stayed with her family in Paluzza and completed her education until 1957.

Alda then moved to Aschaffenburg, Germany to work in a small Italian pizzeria, where in 1959 she met her future husband George R. King, who was stationed in Aschaffenburg with the United States Army Military Police. They were married on June 9, 1962 in Casteons of Paluzza at the San Daniele Catholic Church.

During their 25 years of military life, Alda accompanied George on every tour of duty with the exception of Okinawa and Vietnam. They spent five tours on various assignments in Germany, including Heilbronn, Siegelsbach, Stuttgart, Garmisch Partenkirchen, Karlsruher, Germersheim and Munich, for a total of 14 years in Germany. Other service locations in the United States included Ft Bliss, Texas, Ft Gordon, Georgia, Ft Benning, Georgia, Ft Sill, Oklahoma, Ft Leonard Wood, Mo., and West Point, NY.

After retiring to Ft Devens, Massachusetts, Alda and family moved back to George’s hometown of Oakland, Maine on July 1, 1983.

Alda was preceded in death by her parents, Eraldo and Edia Englaro, and her brothers, Mario and Adriano Englaro, all of Paluzza Udine, Italy. Alda is survived by her husband of 62 years, George R. King; their daughter Cinzia R. King of Waterville, son Andrew G. King of Oakland; granddaughter Miranda E. Kreb, grandson Joseph E. Kreb both of Bend Ore., and grandson Kenneth G. Kreb of Litchfield, NH.

Instead of flowers,

Memorial donations may be made to:

Humane society

Waterville area

Webb Rd.

Waterville ME04901