HERMON - It is with great sadness that the children of Loraine T. (Thayer) Bryce announce her passing on May 3, 2015. Loraine was born July 30, 1931, in Glenburn, the eldest child of Clyde A. and Dorothy (Nowell) Thayer. She is the wife of the late John W. Bryce.
Loraine started her working career at the age of 15 at J.J. Newberry in Bangor. After marrying in 1949, she became a stay at home mom, a role she cherished. After her youngest child had entered school, Loraine volunteered at St. Mary's School library and then went on to be an Education Tech until her retirement. Our mother was a self sufficient woman, maintaining her own home.
Loraine's family was her first and foremost priority in life. Loraine traveled both in and out of the United States. She had a love/hate relationship with the Boston Red Sox but her comments were kept to a minimum as her son Richard is employed by the Red Sox organization in Florida. He always reminded her to "wait until next year!"
Loraine is survived by her children, Army 1st Sgt. (ret) Richard P. Bryce of Hermon and Fort Myers; daughter Susan B. and husband Stephen A. McLain of Hermon; son Henry H. and wife Joanne Dow of Odenton, MD; son Joseph P. and wife Pam Cadorette of New Bern, NC; grandchildren Patty, Henry Jr., Jimmy, Kim, Hope, Morgan, John, Joseph Jr., Brandon, Tommy, Tricia, and Mina; numerous Great Grandchildren, especially the apple of her eye Madison Paige McLain; sisters Phyllis and husband Kenneth and family of Hermon, and Ida Daigle and family of Kenduskeag; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; friends Julie, Cindy, Christine, and many more. Loraine was predeceased by her parents; her loving husband John W. Bryce; daughter Sally A. Bryce; brothers Milton, George, and Fred.
The family wishes to thank the medical staff at Eastern Maine Medical Center's CSU unit for the tremendous care and comfort that was given to Loraine and family as she made her final journey.
A service honoring Loraine's life will be held 11 AM Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor, where family and friends may visit from 9:30 AM until the service begins. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to All Saints Catholic School, St. Mary's Campus, 754 Ohio St., Bangor, ME 04401, or to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mt. Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401
Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor.