CARIBOU – Diane Mary Thompson, 65, died Feb. 2, 2009, at her residence, after a brief illness. She was born Sept. 14, 1943, in Baltimore, the daughter of George and Marie (Kokta) Killmeyer. Diane was employed at Paradis IGA, as well as Millers Discount and Save a Lot, Caribou, for a number of years. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Caribou Lioness Club, Caribou Country Club and volunteered many hours at Cary Medical Center, as a hospital volunteer. She married Reginald Thompson, Aug. 12, 1961. Diane enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, working in her flower garden and reading. She was a loving wife and mother, and was a great cook. Surviving, in addition to her husband of more than 47 years, Reginald of Caribou, are her mother, Marie Beach of Deptford, N.J.; three daughters, Deborah Corrigan, Denise Hamlin and her husband, Jon, all of Caribou, and Lisa McDuffie and her husband, Stephen, of South Portland; one brother, William Smith of Tucson, Ariz.; five sisters, Bernice Manders of Magnolia, N.J., Joyce Rutkowski of Summerfield, Fla., Gloria Hewitt of Deptford, N.J., Deborah Grande and Sherry Trzciensky, both of Wallingford, Conn.; seven grandchildren, Ryan Corrigan and his wife, Ginny, Kyle Corrigan, Nicole, Courtney and Sara Hamlin, Joshua and Jordan McDuffie; one great-grandchild, Owen Corrigan; many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Thompson was predeceased by her father, George; two stepfathers, William Smith and Robert Beach; and a brother, Herbert Smith. Friends may visit with the family 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou, where a prayer service will begin 8 p.m. with the Very Rev. Jean-Paul Labrie officiating. Interment will be at Northern Maine Veterans’ Cemetery, Caribou.
Posted Feb. 02, 2009, at 8:12 p.m.