Arline Harvey Geaghan, the matriarch of the Geaghan family that has owned and operated Geaghan’s Restaurant in Bangor for nearly 45 years, died over the weekend. She was 98.
Geaghan was a Bangor native, born in 1920, and attended John Bapst High School, from which she graduated in 1939, 11 years after it was founded as a Catholic school. She earned her nursing certificate from Sister’s Hospital in Waterville, and worked as a nurse until 1945, when she married John Geaghan, a former classmate at John Bapst.
Arline and John went on to have 11 children — Michael, Terrance, David, Christopher, Larry, Pat, Carolyn, Peter and Richard, as well as Kathleen and Timothy, who both died as children. When Arline died, she had 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Emily Burnham is a Maine native and proud Bangorian, covering business, the arts, restaurants and the culture and history of the Bangor region.
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