Cynthia's Story

CARIBOU - Cynthia Jo (Smith) Powers, 62, of Caribou passed away on April 24th, 2016, at Cary Medical Center. Cindy was the eldest daughter of Ernest "Bud" and Joanne Smith - well known and loved in the Caribou community. She went peacefully surrounded by family after a long illness.

Cindy graduated from Caribou High School as a member of the class of 1971. Completing her nursing degree at Eastern Maine Medical Center in 1974, Cindy was dedicated to her career as an exceptional RN for over 40 years; mostly serving the community in OB and home care/hospice. Outside of work, she enjoyed fly-fishing, camping, gardening, cooking and spending time with her family. Cindy loved the ocean, picking berries and fiddleheads and relaxing at her Madawaska Lake home.

Cindy is survived by her loyal husband, Donald Powers of Caribou; mother, Joanne (Johnson) Smith of Caribou; son, Eric Fletcher his wife, Heather (Hartley) Fletcher and their daughters, Emily and Rachel of Alfred, Maine; daughter, Laurie (Fletcher) and husband, Timothy Shields and their daughters, Corinne and Julia of Longview, Texas; daughter, Kathryn (Fletcher) and husband, Robert Philbrick and her children, Jeffrey and Addisyn of Lewiston, Maine; stepdaughter, Mary (Powers) and her husband, Mike Lamson and their children, Cameron, Levi and Ella of Middletown Springs, Vermont; stepdaughter, Amy (Powers) and her husband, Nate Power and their daughter, Charlotte of Brunswick, Maine; siblings, David Smith of Manchester, Maine; Steve and Gale Smith of Hooksett, New Hampshire; Bethany and Robert Woodcock of Lancaster, PA; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Cindy was pre-deceased by her beloved father, Ernest "Bud" Smith.

At Cindy's request, a private family celebration of life will be held in July 2016. Donations in her honor can be made to Aroostook House of Comfort at aroostookhouseofcomfort.com or her favorite charity St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at stjude.org.

Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at directcremationofmaine.com.
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