CORINNA - Brenda Jean Storen, 49, passed away gracefully Feb. 5, 2013, surrounded by family and friends after a long, courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born June 10, 1963, in Weymouth, Mass., a daughter of Francis and Nannette (Conley) Coulstring.
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Brenda graduated from East Bridgewater (Mass.) High School. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter and sister. She enjoyed spending time with her family, countless hours of quiet time talking with her daughter, Sunday night dinners and barbeques with her son, teaching her daughter to cook and playing with her devoted dog, Holly. She enjoyed picking out flowers or special gifts for family members. She loved four-wheeling, snowmobiling, gardening and other outdoor activities. Brenda was a free spirited, exceptionally strong, giving, caring, selfless, outgoing, fun, good person. She was an incredible spirit to all those that she encountered. She loved life and her family. Anyone who knew her was lucky to have had that time. Brenda's love, dignity and exceptionally strong character never faltered as she fought to the end stages of her illness. She could sometimes be stubborn; a tough cookie but always a protector of those she loved.
Brenda is survived by her loving husband, Lonnie Storen; her children, Sam Baker and his wife, Megan, and their son, Wyatt Baker, all of Corinna, and Sarah Baker of Winslow; her mother of Carver, Mass.; her sisters, Debbie Correia of Wareham, Mass., Pam Benjamin of Corinna, Mary Williams of Weymouth, Mass., and Patty Bouchard of Manchester, N.H.; a brother, Dan Coulstring of Skowhegan; many nieces, nephews and close friends.
Friends may call 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main St., Newport, where funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Abiel Martinez officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Feb. 8, 2013