- Erdean Toner Lauritsen passed away peacefully at Leisure Village Apartments on November 7, 2016, in Presque Isle. She was born Nov. 26, 1921, in Limestone, the daughter of Cora (Campbell) and John Toner. She was a graduate of Limestone High School and spent many years working as a legal secretary, most notably for Phillips, Olore, Walker and Dunleavey PA. She married her high school sweetheart Edgar Leroy "Roy" after he returned from WWII and they raised 8 children together until his death in 1969. Our mother had a large circle of friends and looked forward to all the company and conversations she enjoyed over the years. She had a great memory for everyone's birthday and their special occasions. She got a lot of joy from the times shared with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. They will all miss Sunday morning coffee and banter that she provided over the past several years.
She is survived by her children Maureen (Robert) Armstrong of Auburn, Susan (Calvin) Deschene of Presque Isle, Marc Lauritsen of Presque Isle, Jon (Kim) Lauritsen of Mapleton, Carmen Lauritsen-Keegan of Wells, Lora (Craig) Cunningham, Stephen (Lee) Lauritsen of Brunswick and Paul Lauritsen of St.Louis, MO; grandchildren Nicole Lillis, Travis Lauritsen, Bradford Armstong, Benjamin, Natasha and Spencer Deschene, Kara Mahan, Colby Lauritsen, Kaitlyn Morse, Hannah Lakin, Jared Cunningham and Taylor Lauritsen; 15 great grandchildren, and by a very special brother-in-law Sheldon Lauritsen and his wife Shirley of Limestone. She was predeceased by four siblings; Elva Cote, Evelyn Adams, Omar Toner Sr., and Donald Toner Sr.
She was a faithful communicant of St. Mary's Catholic Church, and a member of the daughters of Isabella.
The family is especially grateful to the caring staff of Leisure Village Apartments and her wide circle of supportive friends from Dyer St.
Friends may call 10 a.m., Saturday, November 12, 2016, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Parish of the Precious Blood where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Interment will be held at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Limestone, following a reception at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Donations may be made in her memory to Aroostook House of Comfort, PO BOX 867, Presque Isle, ME 04769 or GIFT 24 Industrial Street Presque Isle, ME 04769 Presque Isle, ME 04769. Online condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.
Published on  November 10, 2016