- Corinne Theresa 'Cori' (Morin) Trafton died peacefully May 28, 2017, at her home. Cori was born March 9, 1934, in Old Town, the daughter of Gerard and Gertrude (Porter) Morin. Cori met the love of her life, Maynard Jr., in 1947, and they were married July 15, 1950. If ever there were a true love, it was Maynard for Cori.
Together, Cori and Maynard build their home in Alton, that Maynard designed, a place they loved more than anywhere. Cori's sense of décor and design was a talking piece for all invited into her home. Cori and Maynard would travel the state to visit greenhouses to find new and unique plants for their magnificent gardens. Together, they started Bennoch Road Kennels, a business they ran for many years. They took a trip to New Hampshire each year, and spend their summers exploring the cost of Maine, with a special love for Belfast.
She was a master gardener, an accomplished basket maker, and had a love for the Native American culture and her Mohawk ancestry. She and her daughter, Vivian, loved to attend Powwows throughout the State of Maine. She also studied Franco-American Gerontology and graduated from the University of Maine at Bangor. She enjoyed spending time with her family more than anything, especially the MadDog gathering trips to Katahdin. Cori was lovingly known as Meme to her five grandchildren, who she called the lights of her life.
She is survived by her daughter, Candace Doucette, and her daughters, Allison and Meagan; her daughter, Vivian, and son-in-law, Ralph Cammack, and their daughter, Chenoa, and their son, Ralph III, and his wife Alyssa; her son, Maynard III, and his daughter, Jessi. She is also survived by her sister, Lucille Colford, and her husband, Carroll; niece Leslie Suddy and her husband, Dennis, and their children, Buddy, and Dylan; and her close friend, Julia Sockebasin. Connie was predeceased by the love of her life, her husband of 57 years, Maynard. Cori was also predeceased by her son, Stephen, and her son-in-law, John Doucette.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center Street, Bangor. Relatives and friends are invited to share in conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center Street, Bangor, immediately following the service. Interment at Alton Cemetery will be private for the family. Those who wish to remember Cori in a special way may make gifts in her memory to St. Joseph's Healthcare, PO Box 1638, Bangor, ME 04402-1638. Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com
Published on  May 31, 2017