OLD TOWN – Beatrice Helen McCarthy, 95, loving mother and mother-in-law, passed away peacefully Nov. 12, 2008, at her home. She was born April 11, 1913, in Caribou, daughter of the Rev. Lawrence and Harriet (Cox) Kelly. Beatrice was a kind and gentle person with a deep and abiding faith. She was a woman of strength and great character, a solid anchor in her family. Beatrice was a member of Old Town Women’s Club and Red Hat Society. Her greatest accomplishment in life was that of being a mother. She is survived by her daughters, Betty and her husband, Gene Fadrigon, of Milford, and Judith and her husband, Jack Slager, of Sheldon, Vt. The joys of her life were her grandchildren, Jodi Fadrigon of Bangor, Gene Fadrigon III and his wife, Kimberly, of Gorham, and Julie and her husband, Jordy Looser, of Rye, N.H.; and she will be sadly missed by her great-grandchildren, Tyler Fadrigon, Charley Catherine Looser, Madeline and Emily Fadrigon; great-nephews, David and Dale Goodwin; and niece, Harriet Goodwin. Beatrice will be lovingly remembered by her special friends, Eddie Evans, Linda Blue and Carol Randall. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by 14 brothers and sisters. A service of remembrance will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, with the Rev. Robert T. Carlson officiating. Friends may call noon until the time of service Monday. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at Brookings-Smith Family Center, 163 Center St., Bangor, immediately after the service. If you would like to remember Beatrice in a special way, gifts in her memory may be sent to John Bapst Memorial High School Scholarship Fund, 100 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com. Our hearts hold you tightly, and there you will remain. Life goes on without you, but it will never be the same.