Arline Geaghan

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Arline Geaghan

June 12, 1920 - January 25, 2019

Brewer and Bangor - Arline (Harvey) Geaghan died peacefully on January 25, 2019. She was born in Bangor on June 12, 1920, the daughter of James Harold and Mary (Budway) Harvey.
Arline graduated from John Bapst High School in 1939, then continued her education and attained her RN from Sister's Hospital in Waterville, Maine. Upon his return from the war, Arline married John Geaghan in December of 1945. John and Arline settled in Brewer, where they lived and raised their family of eleven children.
Throughout the years, Arline worked as a nurse in various capacities, from the hospital nursery, to private duty nursing, to geriatric care. For many years she was in charge of the Nurses Registry. The Registry was essentially an early employment agency for nurses in which Arline would pair a nurse with an expressed need for nursing services. The Registry operated from her home which gave Arline the ability to work as she raised her active family.
In 1975 Arline, along with her husband, John, established John Geaghan's Roundhouse Restaurant on Main Street in Bangor. On any given day, John could be found in the kitchen while Arline greeted, seated, and warmly welcomed every customer who came through the door. After John's death in 1983, Arline remained active in the restaurant both out front greeting customers, and behind the scenes working in the office. She continued working until her retirement, in 2016, at the age of 96!
Although she made a career out of nursing and the restaurant business, her true vocation and the one she held most dear, was that of Mom. She always said that her greatest accomplishment was her children. She loved us all deeply, and individually, and her love and her lessons will be imprinted on our hearts forever.
In addition to her parents; her brothers, James and Charles Harvey; and her husband, John, Arline was predeceased by two beloved children, Kathleen Mary, who died after a long illness at the age of 7, and Timothy Edward, who died suddenly at the age of 16. Arline held them in her heart until the day she died.
She is survived by her brother, Ken and his wife, JoAnne Harvey, of Eddington; her children, Michael and his wife, Vivian, of Ohio, Terrance of Woolwich, David of Massachusetts, Christopher and his wife, Michelle, of Hampden, Larry and his wife, Rhonda, of Orrington, Pat and his wife, Brenda, of Brewer, Carolyn and her husband, Michael Mardosa, of Bangor, Peter and his wife, Cynthia, of Orrington and Richard of Bangor. She is also survived by her 16 grandchildren, Christopher, Traci, Timothy, Robert, Moriah, Sean, Colin, Caitlin, Trevor, Thomas, Andrew, Jason, Tara, Maisie, Lucy, and Hailey; her 13 great-grandchildren; several special sisters-in-law; and many beloved nieces and nephews. She will also be dearly missed by her friends at the Ellen Leach Home.
Relatives and friends are invited to call 1-3 p.m. or 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center Street, Bangor. A funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday, February 1, 2019, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. John's Catholic Church, York St., Bangor. A private family Rite of Committal will be held immediately following the service at Mt. Pleasant Catholic Cemetery. Those who wish to remember Arline in a special way may make gifts in her honor to Northern Light Cancer Care, c/o Northern Light Health Foundation, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com.
Published on January 28, 2019
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Cara Cox McCarty
Feb 13, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you all, may you all find Sweet Peace in your loving memories.
Joe Knapp
Feb 11, 2019
God Bless, may she rest in peace, What a wonderful women, I remember her well.
Janet Grant Howell
Feb 09, 2019
So sorry for your loss, but how lucky to have had her all these years!! I can see her smiling face now!
David Legassie
Feb 08, 2019
Peter sorry for you and your family's loss. May your mom fly among the Angels.
John and Sandy Benton
Feb 02, 2019
We will miss her warm smile and beautiful heart.
The Benton Family
Mary McKay
Feb 02, 2019
I will miss her at church. She was always smiling.
Mary Mckay
Faith & pastor Robert Bailey & Eric Annas
Feb 01, 2019
We are sorry for your loss you and your families are in our prayers. Know this she is with your father and other family members and in God's Kingdom but yet always by your side.
Belinda and Daniel Wing and Family Parkway North Brewer
Jan 31, 2019
Hugs to The Geaghans. Thinking of you all Airline was our Neighbor down the St On ParkwayNorth For Years. She would always say hello when we were out for a walk if she was out . Nicest Lady great smile. . Hugs and Prayers to you all To My Co worker Carolyn, to Peter my Hubby Dans BFF Buddy growing up in Brewer , to Larry, and (Rhonda who all three of My Children had for 4th grade teacher ) , Tom and , Andy and all the other Geaghan Brothers, and Mrs Joanne Harvey who would always chat with Me at my Yard sale and Tell us all about her Vist or Lunch With Airline she always said you know we are related haha Gone but never ever Forgotten. Love all the Pictures of the family and... Airline.Read more
Jeanne Andrle Fuller
Jan 31, 2019
Dear Carolyn and all the family,

Your mother certainly lived life to the fullest and I know you’ll miss her so much. I have very fond memories of talking with her at the house and Brewer and also at the restaurant. She always had a smile and something nice to say. A very special lady indeed. She lives on in lol of you.
Love, Jeanne
Kip Nelson
Jan 31, 2019
For the Geaghan clann🇨🇮🇺🇸
Kip Nelson
Jan 31, 2019
Truly a lovely lady.🙏
Cousin Katie O’Brien
Jan 30, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss-
Memories will thankfully live on.
IR
Jan 30, 2019
My condolences for your loss. We can receive a measure of genuine comfort from the promise at Revelation 21:4 of when death will soon be a thing of the past. I hope you gain encouragement from this as I have in the past.
Fran & Bob Kelly
Jan 30, 2019
Loved that woman, she greeted us at the restaurant & always had a very positive attitude. Even when it was cold & snow she said what a beautiful day. Sorry family for your loss, but she is in a better place with God. Our deepest sympathy.
Jill Mayhew
Jan 30, 2019
Memories are the legacy of love.
Shirley Page Haney Craig
Jan 30, 2019
Mrs. Geaghan was a special lady. I miss seeing her at Geaghan & on Parkway North with her little dog when I was walking my dog. I always stopped and we spoke of our furry friends and of the day's events. She always had a smile or a kind thing to say. Bless you all. She had a life well lived.
Candy McInnis
Jan 29, 2019
I am so very sorry for the loss of Arline. A great family business and tradition has lost it's matriarch. Sending heart felt condolences at this difficult time.
The Sing Family
Jan 29, 2019
With condolences on the passing of your mother Arline. She was a lovely lady... and one of the last restaurateurs of a great generation of family owned and operated businesses. Blessings to you all.

The Sing and Prusaitis Families
Maryjo Tardif
Jan 29, 2019
I'm so very sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady and very devoted Mother. I remember talking to her during the breakfast service.
Elizabeth Smith
Jan 29, 2019
My thoughts and prayers to the family and may you remember the good times and the love in your heart you have for your mom.
Pauline Langton
Jan 29, 2019
I am so sorry and sad for your loss. God Bless
Rebecca Illingworth
Jan 29, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss but what wonderful memories have been left for you all. Bless you.
Gloria Ryan Owens
Jan 29, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you, your sister, Carolyn. And other siblings. May she dance a jig in Heaven and sing an Irish Ballard with your father. May many shamrocks be beneath her feet .
Shaun Dowd
Jan 29, 2019
God surely broke the mold after creating your lovely mother.
She lived her life as a reflection of God's love for her and all of her offspring are forever marked by her example of giving and sharing to all who were need. May you all mirror your lives after hers and be consoled knowing that she is now again with her John and with Kathleen and Timothy and with God.
Tom and Nina Gallant
Jan 29, 2019
Loved by all that knew her..I used to take her young ones for buggy rides..saw her at church functions...my greatest admiration..R.I.P.