Marguerite E. Baldacci, 86
Bangor — Marguerite E. Baldacci, 86, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, passed away Oct. 22, 2012, at a Bangor health care center after a brief illness. She was born April 18, 1926, in Danforth, the daughter of Allen and Elizabeth (Cripps) Bell.
Marguerite had many artistic talents and creative hobbies, and after her husband, Vasco, retired from the Baltimore Restaurant, they established Gold Coast Antiques in Searsport. Marguerite subsequently became well known as a collector and dealer of antique dolls. She will be lovingly remembered by her family and many friends as a devoted, kind and generous person with a wonderful sense of humor. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
Marguerite was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Vasco A. Baldacci, in 1997.
She is survived by two sons, Mark Baldacci of Reno, Nev., and Michael Baldacci and his wife, June, of Winterport, and their children, Elizabeth Boudreau of Bangor, Matthew Baldacci and his wife, Trina, of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., and Joshua Baldacci of Bangor. She is also survived by great-grandchildren Madison Baldacci, Nicholas Boudreau and Madeleine Boudreau; step-great-grandchildren Emma Coffey, Amanda Howard, Spencer Bracy and Skylan Bracy; a brother-in-law, Nicholas Carparelli, and wife Lorna; a sister-in-law, Carmela (Carparelli) Hansen, and her husband, Richard; a close nephew, Peter Baldacci, and many other special nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by six siblings: Rex Bell, William Bell, John Bell, Bertha Moran, Anna Coombs and Robina Condon; a brother-in-law, Robert Baldacci Sr., and his wife, Rosemary; and a sister-in-law, Anna (Carparelli) Shearing.
The family acknowledges with deep appreciation the compassionate and loving care extended to our mother by the staff at Winterberry Heights and Bangor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
A funeral service was held Thursday, Oct. 25, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Interment was at in Mount Pleasant Catholic Cemetery, Bangor. Those who wish may make gifts in Marguerite’s memory to All Saints Catholic School, P.O. Box 1749 Bangor, ME 04402-1749. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.Brookings-Smith.com.