Liliane Sohns, wife of the late Walter Sohns, passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, at her home surrounded by family and her beloved Airedale, Maggie.

She was born Dec. 20, 1921, in Angers, France, the only daughter of Emile and Alice Blu.

She witnessed and was shaped by many world events including Lindberg’s landing in Paris, General Patton’s liberation of her hometown and the Berlin airlift. During World War II, she was rescued during armed conflict by an American G.I., Walter Sohns, who later became her husband. They made their home in France and had two children, James and Ann.

They moved to Maine in 1969 and enjoyed their home in Searsmont. After the love of her life died in 1978, she continued her life’s interest in gardening, painting, opera, fishing and travel.

She is survived by two children, James Sohns and his wife Arlene and their three children, Tony, Annette and Amanda; Ann Robbins and her husband Jim and their three children, Catherine, Jimmy and Alden; as well as eight great-grandchildren.

She will be remembered for her sharp French wit and her loving, caring heart.

A funeral mass and reception will take place Tuesday, Jan. 4 ,at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Belfast.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Waldo County Home Health and Hospice. Arrangements are under the care of Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast. Online condolences may be offered at