Cynthia's Story

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BANGOR - Cynthia Ann Bridges passed away peacefully, June 23, 2016, at Eastern Maine Medical Center with family and friends by her side. She was born February 6, 1942, in Torrington, Connecticut, the daughter of Melvin and Barbara (Holmes) Bridges.

Cynthia moved to Stonington with her family in 1945 where she resided and attended island schools, graduating from Stonington High School in 1962. While Cynthia did not work outside of the home, she took pride in her homemaking, aspiring to be remembered as "a good woman, just like Mumma."

Once Cynthia moved to the Bangor area, she developed many more friends and fans, including her beloved roommate, Huey. The team from MERT Enterprises became her second family and she thrived under their care. She continued to learn and have new experiences with their guidance throughout the second half of her life.

Cynthia loved music and was a naturally-gifted singer and pianist. She also had a passion for fashion, ensuring she looked her best each day with her hallmark baubles and beads. Cynthia loved to make people laugh (and blush) with her quick wit and the limericks she picked up over the years from fishermen, family, and friends.

Coming from a family of fantastic cooks, Cynthia most enjoyed spending time with her much-loved family and eating their special meals and treats when she visited. In her list of favorite things, Cynthia included, "Mumma's cooking and strawberry shortcake."

Cynthia is survived by her siblings whom she loved dearly: Connie and Dick Taylor of Stonington; Dick and Carol Bridges, and Doreene and Jon Haskell of Deer Isle. She also leaves behind several generations of nieces and nephews. Cynthia was pre-deceased by her father and mother, Melvin and Barbara Bridges of Stonington.

A memorial service will be held at Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home in Stonington on Friday, July 1, at 3 p.m., followed by visiting with the family at the Bridges' cottage in Little Deer Isle. Arrangements entrusted to Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home in Stonington, ME. Online condolences may be shared at www.bragdonkelley.com
Published on  June 30, 2016
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