BUCKSPORT – Taylor “Tay” Whitney Darveau, 15, died unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in a car accident in Bucksport. Taylor was born May 26, 1998, in Bangor, to Corey J. and Christina M. Darveau.
She attended Bucksport High School as a member of the class of 2017 where she had many friends and was involved in many activities including soccer, horseback riding, wrestling, cheerleading, gymnastics and had a special love for softball. Taylor was just starting her career as a commercial model.
Taylor had a special ability to accept everyone as they were. She was a tall girl with a huge heart. She had the ability to take one look at someone and know when they needed one of her hugs and some of her time. She was an outdoors girl that enjoyed camping, boating, tubing, and water-skiing with the family and would often invite her many friends to join us. Taylor valued her time with her friends, parents, siblings, and extended family and was often known as the jokester in the room. She had a very close bond with her brother, Devin, as they even shared the same circle of friends. She enjoyed alone time with her mother shopping and they even had a secret “hot tub” time. She was the center of her Daddy’s universe.
She is survived by her parents, Corey and Christina Darveau of Bucksport; three brothers, Devin Darveau, KP Hilaire of Bucksport, and Jordan Fogg of Orono; one sister, Chelsea Fogg of Saco; maternal grandparents, Patricia Umphrey of Washburn, and Donald Garvin and Kathy Garvin or Surfside Beach, S.C.; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Gail Darveau of Bucksport; paternal great-grandmother, Marilyn Russell; aunts and uncles, Mary and Richard Wardwell, Michael and Jessica Umphrey, Marc Umphrey, and Shelly and Greg Solomon; nine cousins; and special lifetime friends, Emma Bennett, Emily Hunt, China Stewart, Hailey Betts, Brody Boynton, and Brandon Findlay. Taylor was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Paul Umphrey.
Visiting hours will be held 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport. Funeral services will be held 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Franklin Street United Methodist Church, Bucksport. Celebration of life dinner will follow after the service at the Bucksport High School. In lieu of flowers, all donations may go to the BHS Taylor Whitney Darveau Memorial Scholarship, Bucksport High School, 102 Broadway, Bucksport, ME 04416, in care of Taylor Whitney Darveau Memorial Scholarship.