BANGOR – Pauline (Campbell) Carlisle of Bangor, daughter of John W. Campbell and Frances (Townsend) Campbell, passed away peacefully in her home August 2nd. She was born on October 20, 1921, graduated from Bangor High School in 1939, and went on to Wheaton College, Massachusetts, from which she graduated in 1943.
She then worked in the Army Signal Corps in Washington D.C. during the final two and a half years of World War II. She returned to Bangor where she worked for a year at the Merrill Trust and Banking Company before her marriage to Norman D. Carlisle in November of 1946. She was active in the Bangor Follies and was a past member of the Quipus, Junior League, and Chapter B of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.
Pauly was predeceased by her husband and her brother, John W. Campbell, Jr. She leaves behind her son, Norman D. Carlisle, Jr. and four daughters, Kendall F. Temper, Patricia C. Kamm and husband Jay, Craig Anne Carlisle and husband Jim Dean, Todd C. Roast and husband Bob. She also leaves seven grandchildren, Rosamond, Ko, Asa, Déodonné, Casey, Davis, and Dylan, as well as five great- grandchildren and many special nieces and nephews. Also dear to her were her sister-in-law Margaret Speirs and life-long friends Wilma Bradford and Lois Nealley.
Our mother’s abundant energy kept her involved in her flower garden, the design and execution of elegant needlepoint, and the creation of unusual and intriguing interiors for her homes. She loved to dance and we would often find her jitterbugging around the living room. Our mother’s dry sense of humor and love of words infused conversations with interest and laughter. We will greatly miss her warm welcome to a constant hearth.
The family wishes to thank our mother’s longtime and devoted caregivers, Jonni-Anne Carlisle, Tammie McKechnie, Juanita Mullen, and Ariel Ireland. We also wish to thank the CHCS Home Health and Hospice Services for their care and availability. Those who wish to remember our mother in a special way may make gifts in her memory to CHCS Home Health and Hospice Services, P.O. Box 425, Bangor, ME 04402-0425. Following a private burial, there will be an open house reception at Bruce Farm August 8, 2014, at 6 p.m. A service of Brookings-Smith, Bangor.