Sharon's Story

BUCKSPORT - Sharon (Webster) Maheu, 68, went to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on Sunday, March 1, 2015. She was born on December 2, 1946, to Carlton and Mildred (Gillis) Webster in Bangor, Maine.

Sharon was a hairdresser by trade and worked at Di Fre's Hair Fashions for many years. Her elderly clients often became lifelong friends.

Her passion for quilting led her to make over 400 quilts. She loved to surprise family and friends with a gift bag and they would know what the cherished gift inside would be. Her generosity went past those she knew personally and beyond Maine. Through her quilting she blessed those celebrating milestones, spread love to expecting mothers, and warmed the hearts and beds of those fighting cancer. She presented seven American flag quilts to servicemen in thanks for their service. One soldier honored her and her husband with an American flag that was "flown in the face of the enemy" at Camp Sabalu-Harrison, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan along with an Operation Enduring Freedom certificate.

She is survived by her husband, Dick Maheu of Bucksport; son, Greg Lawson and wife Tricia of Bangor; two daughters, Melissa Adams and husband Scott of Orrington and Melanie Whited and husband Jonathan of Minot; 4 granddaughters, Haylee, Katelyn, Chloe, and Brookelyn. She is also survived by her mother, Mildred Webster of Brewer; brother, David Webster and wife Linda of Hermon; sister, Nancy Ashe and husband James of Orono; four nieces, a nephew, and several great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, Carlton Webster and grandmother, Myra Gillis. She will be greatly missed by many friends and other loved ones she held near and dear to her heart.

Family and friends are welcome to join in a celebration of life on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at 1 p.m. that will be officiated by Pastor Norm Labonte and his wife Sandi at the Safe Harbor Calvary Church, 318 East Main Street, Searsport. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Sarah's House of Maine, a cancer hospitality house, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, Maine 04402-0931 and online at or to The Wounded Warrior Project at
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