ST. DAVID AND BANGOR – Nicolle Ashley Lugdon is resting in peace in the arms of her savior Jesus. She passed away Aug. 13, 2012, in Bangor. Nicolle was born July 15, 1988, in Bangor, to Michael Melendez and Stacy Lugdon.
Nicolle was an amazing individual with a contagious smile and an infectious spirit; to know her was to love her. She attended school at Madawaska High School, where she earned honors, pinned and lettered in varsity basketball and softball, and participated in Jobs for Maine Grads, where she earned several awards and recognitions. Nicolle was involved in her community, raising money to assist children in need, acting as a hostess for the St. John Valley Career Conference, volunteering as a dog handler for the Can-Am Sled Dog Race, volunteering as a coach for youth sports teams, and working with adults with disabilities. Nicolle never passed up an opportunity to help people in need. Special recognition goes out to Nicolle’s GIFT Home family and the Shepherds God Parent Home, both of whom played a significant role in helping Nicole become the strong, confident woman she was. Her memory and spirit will live on forever.
Surviving are her daughter, Mia Lugdon; parents, Michael Melendez, Barb Pineau and Danny Robinson; sisters, Katelyn Lugdon, Harmony Ward and Shena Pineau; brothers, Mikey and Buck Pineau; cousin, Anjelica; aunt, Lisa; as well as many other aunts, uncles and cousins from the Lugdon and Melendez families. Close friends and relatives of Nicolle’s are too numerous to name, but all should know that they held a special place in her heart and made a difference in her life.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Bangor Baptist Church, outer Broadway, Bangor, with a reception immediately afterward. Nicolle will be laid to rest at a later date with her mother, Stacy Lugdon, at Hoyt Brook Cemetery, Argyle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mia’s name to Changing Seasons Credit Union, 115 Mecaw Road, Hampden, ME 04444 or Shepherds God Parent Home, P.O. Box 616, Bangor, ME 04402. Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, Bangor and Brewer. Condolences to her family may be offered at www.kileyandfoley.com.
“You led the life you knew but with much pain and suffering there came an end. The end that was feared; it arrived much too soon. It is now though, that you can finally be at peace as out of much suffering, emerges the strongest soul. Until we meet again, I love you Nik.”