Marlene Jane (Stitham) Erickson

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Marlene Jane (Stitham) Erickson

March 04, 1933 - February 06, 2019

Bangor - Marlene Jane (Stitham) Erickson, 85, passed away Feb. 6th, 2019 surrounded by family at the Maine Veteran's Home in Bangor.
She was born March 4, 1933 to Enoch and Idona (Gray) Stitham in the old Gray family farmhouse on Chick Hill in Clifton, Maine.
Marlene was predeceased by her devoted husband, Robert Erickson; one brother, Raymond Pinkham; and two sisters, Sandra Greene and Carol Ann Pinkham.
She is survived by her loving children, Robert Harper and his partner, Melinda Ashe of Clifton, Me., Daniel Harper and his wife, Rowana of Tallahassee, Fla. and Michael Harper and his wife, Linda of Sanford, Me. She is also survived by her brothers, Judson (Sonny) Stitham and Joseph (Skipper) Pinkham; and her sister, Glenda Heckbert; her 10 grandchildren,
24 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter and many nieces and nephews. Marlene had many loving stepchildren with Bob that she adored, Johnny, Pam, Wendy, Jeff, Kimber and Barbara. Two stepsons, Gary and Billy, also predeceased her.
Marlene became an RN and worked at many places throughout her nursing career such as the YMCA Camp Jordon caring for campers, the BMHI and as a private care nurse.
She was a Boyscout Leader and a Grange Master of Eddington. She and Bob hosted a Massachusetts boys soccer team that came to Maine to play. She loved being surrounded by family and friends, laughing away the hours.
At her request there will be no services at this time. After cremation there will be a private graveside service in the Spring.
Many thanks to hospice and all those at the Maine Veterans Home, Bangor, who lovingly cared for her, as well as the many family members who stayed by her side.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maine Veterans Home.
Published on February 8, 2019
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Shirley brissette
Feb 13, 2019
She was truly a joy and so very proud of her family. The ladies table at the veterans home just isn’t the same without her. I will miss her deeply. God grant her peace.
Emily Goodridge
Feb 09, 2019
As of my aunt so kind and so sweet to have me and my brothers at her house. She always asked me how I was doing and I always told her. I am happy that spend time with you and be your niece. It’s sad that you had to leave. You will see papa up there to and tell him I said hi.

Love you aunt Marlene,
Carollee Starkey
Feb 09, 2019
Sorry for your family’s loss.
Linda Batchelder
Feb 08, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. She was a very sweet and special lady. I am so glad to have taken care of her. We had a few laughs. She will be missed.💔
Jenna Reposa
Feb 08, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to take of Marlene...She was such a sweet lady, she will be missed.