BANGOR - Jacqualine L. McTigue, 56, died unexpectedly May 25, 2012, in Bangor. She was born March 19, 1956, in Bangor, the daughter of Erwin and Cynthia (Carlow) McTigue. Jacqualine graduated from Bangor High School, class of 1974. She attended the University of Maine at Farmington earning her Bachelor of Science degrees in consumer science and fine arts education. Jackie taught for 22 years at Forest Hills High School, Jackman, and for the last five years taught elementary and middle school art at the Glenburn School. Jackie helped the students put on theme based dinners, supervised the operation of a student bakery, directed student plays, organized various student fundraising events, acted as senior class advisor, was an art club teacher, and was involved in multiple other student clubs and activities at Forrest Hills High School and Glenburn School. She also taught adult education classes including professional cooking, cake decorating, quilting and basket weaving. Jackie was a devoted daughter and loving sister. Her career was her life. She was a talented and dedicated teacher. Jackie believed in being a hard worker and had endless energy. She constantly worked to improve her craft and was never afraid to take on a challenge. Jackie was an avid animal lover who treasured her cats and showered them with care and affection. In addition to her mother, Cynthia, she was predeceased by her beloved companion of 10 years, Evaristo Cruz. Jacqualine is survived by her father, Erwin McTigue of Bangor; sister, Jane McTigue Reynolds of Bangor; two brothers, Michael McTigue of Falmouth and Joseph McTigue of Bangor, formerly of Portland; aunts and uncles, Forrest and Ellen Southard, John and Betty McTigue, and Judith Erim; nephew, Michael D. McTigue; many cousins and friends. Relatives and friends are welcome to call 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where a funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, June 2. 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 interment. Those who wish to remember Jacqualine in a special way may make gifts in her memory to Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published in BDN Maine from May 28 to May 30, 2012