- Tara Lou Astbury (Big T, Rog, Hoover), 39, died peacefully surrounded by loved ones on March 7, 2017, at Mass General Hospital in Boston. She was born July 13, 1977, at the Blue Hill Memorial Hospital.
Tara graduated from George Stevens Academy salutatorian of her class and attended the University of Maine. She had a successful cleaning and organizing business for many years in the Blue Hill area. Tara had an illuminating, infectious smile. Her laughter could remind us of the sunshine behind the clouds, even on the rainiest of days.
Tara loved spending time with her two beautiful boys, walking the beaches, collecting rocks and sea glass. She was known for telling hilarious stories, swimming at the family camp on Toddy Pond, spending holidays and special occasions with her family, and making mischief with her sisters. Everyday events that would normally be boring always turned into grand adventures with Tara. She had a tremendous strength of heart and will, and she saw the best in everyone. And as her father always said, she had a genuine compassion for the lost and the less fortunate.
She is survived by her two sons Nathan Winchester and Kaleb Grant, her parents Perry and Sylvia Astbury, sisters Tarsha Astbury and her partner Bryan Lescord, Tanya Astbury, her son Brandon Astbury and her husband Steve Skillin and their children Chloe Skillin and Hollis Skillin, her special friend Derek Parker, paternal grandparents Lloyd and Colene Astbury, beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends who have been like family over the years.
Memorial services will be held at the Chocolate Church in South Penobscot on March 25th 2017 at 1:00 p.m. A gathering will immediately follow at Perry and Sylvia's house, 38 Dogtown Road in North Penobscot. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Bucksport. (mitchelltweedie-young.com)
Published on  March 15, 2017