Cynthia 'Cindy''s Story
- Cynthia "Cindy" Marie Horten, 59, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Schoodic Lake on November 24, 2016. She was born on March 26, 1957, in Houlton, the daughter of Helen Audrey (Lifford) Horten and Maurice Arnold Horton.
Cindy is survived by her husband, Al C. Belanger Jr.; her daughter, Nicole A. Pineo; her stepchildren, Sean M. Belanger and Todd A Berlucchi; her sister, Judy E. Horten, her grandchildren, Sean, Jr., Alex, Autum, Kourtney, Alexis and Gavin; and many friends and family. She was predeceased by her mother, Helen Audrey (Lifford) Horten; her father, Maurice Arnold Horten,;her brothers, Gregory A. Horten and Rodney A, Horten; and her grandmother, Lena (Porter) Lifford.
Cindy graduated from high school in moved to New Hampshire after her graduation to pursue a career in food service with Deering Ice Cream. She later went on to complete her degree in accounting. Cindy returned home to the Bangor area in 2002 and shortly after was employed as the Office Manager/Partner for TBA, Inc. In addition to her work with TBA, Cindy was an active supporter of many local charities. Her family remembers her as a kind and generous person who lit up a room with her smile, encouraged others to live in the moment, to stay true to themselves and to trust their gut instinct. She had a huge heart and always had great words of wisdom for family, friends, and employees. Cindy loved the outdoors and being at camp with the love of her life. You could always find her working in the yard, burning brush, picking wild blueberries, enjoying the sunset, taking a relaxed ride on the boat, kayaking, snowmobiling, four-wheeling and enjoying the quiet moments. Cindy was an animal lover and had many cats and dogs over the course of her life. She was an avid skier from childhood. Cindy loved the theater and attended many performances in the greater Bangor area. She was loved by all who were blessed to know her. Cindy will be greatly missed and always remembered forever in our hearts.
A celebration of life service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec 1, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center Street, Bangor. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center Street, Bangor, following the service. Those who wish to remember Cindy in a special way may make gifts to the Maine Youth Fish and Game Association, P.O. Box #337, Stillwater, ME 04489. Condolences to the family may be expressed at .