GLENBURN and SACO – Staci Lynn Small, beloved daughter, sister and friend, passed away in the early morning hours of her mother’s birthday Nov. 3, 2009, in Saco. Staci was born May 5, 1962, in Boston, the daughter of Roslin Small Graves and Duane B. Small. Staci was a wonderful woman who was always quick to laugh and enjoyed a good party. She attended Penobscot Valley Industries, Bangor, and Creative Works Systems, Saco, and attended Special Olympics as often as she could. Staci enjoyed coffee, Mt. Dew, spaghetti at Dino with Daddy, daisy bread pudding at Dysart’s with family and friends, and watching Sponge Bob with her sisters. She was an amazing artist with artwork displayed at Bangor Public Library and several other venues. She was predeceased by her mother, Roslin Graves; maternal grandparents, Dorothy and Harvey Cox; her paternal grandparents, Laura and Henry Small, and Pricilla “Pete” and Ken Pennell; her cousin, Faith Guptil; Aunt Barbara Silverman; Aunt Eloise Small; and Uncle Norman Small. Staci is leaving behind an extensive and loving family who will miss her very much: her father, Duane Small and his wife, Debby, of Glenburn; her sister, Hannah and partner, Meghan Yanok-Smith, of Hampden; her brother, James Smith of Glenburn; Aunt Sherrill and Jim Smith of Brewer; Aunt Sharon and Mike Langley of Hermon; Aunt Nat of Brewer; Aunt Pauline of Lubec; Uncle Sidney Silverman of Florida; Uncle Gary and Linda Foster of Bangor; Aunt Linda and Damase Pelletier of Island Falls and Barbara and Frank Yates of Monson. Staci is leaving behind many friends, including one special friend, Cindy T. Staci is also leaving behind a large family in Saco: her stepfather, Richard Graves and his children; in addition to many cousins and friends. The family thanks Essex Street Baptist Church and Richard Reynolds for their continued support and services during this difficult time. Family and friends may visit 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor. A celebration of Staci’s life will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Essex Street Baptist Church, 84 Essex St., Bangor, where all friends and family are welcome. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Penobscot Valley Industries, 68 Hillside Ave., Bangor, ME 04401. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.
STACI LYNN SMALL
Posted Nov. 03, 2009, at 7:45 p.m.