BANGOR – Marguerite E. Baldacci, 86, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, passed away Oct. 22, 2012, at a Bangor health care center after a brief illness. She was born April 18, 1926, in Danforth, the daughter of Allen and Elizabeth (Cripps) Bell.
Marguerite had many artistic talents and creative hobbies, and after her husband, Vasco, retired from the Baltimore Restaurant, they established Gold Coast Antiques, Searsport. Marguerite subsequently became well known as a collector and dealer of antique dolls. She will be lovingly remembered by her family and many friends as a devoted, kind and generous person, with a wonderful sense of humor. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
Marguerite was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Vasco A. Baldacci, in 1997. She is survived by two sons, Mark Baldacci of Reno, Nev., and Michael Baldacci and his wife, June, of Winterport, and their children, Elizabeth Boudreau of Bangor, Matthew Baldacci and his wife, Trina of Mount Juliet, Tenn., and Joshua Baldacci of Bangor. She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Madison Baldacci, Nicholas Boudreau and Madeleine Boudreau; great-stepgrandchildren, Emma Coffey, Amanda Howard, Spencer Bracy and Skylan Bracy; brother-in-law, Nicholas Carparelli and wife, Lorna; sister-in-law, Carmela (Carparelli)Hansen and her husband, Richard; close nephew, Peter Baldacci; many other special nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by six siblings, Rex Bell, William Bell, John Bell, Bertha Moran, Anna Coombs and Robina Condon; brother-in-law, Robert Baldacci Sr. and his wife, Rosemary; and sister-in-law, Anna (Carparelli) Shearing. The family acknowledges with deep appreciation the compassionate and loving care extended to our mother by the staff at Winterberry Heights and Bangor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Interment will be at Mount Pleasant Catholic Cemetery, Bangor. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor, after the services Thursday. Those who wish may make gifts in Marguerite’s memory to All Saints Catholic School, P.O. Box 1749, Bangor, ME 04402-1749. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.Brookings-Smith.com.