Ashley Marie Falanka


Patten - Ashley Marie Falanka, 19, passed away suddenly May 12th, 2019 in Machias Maine. Ashley was born at Fort Irwin Army Base in CA, December 20th, 1999. Beloved daughter of Anthony A. Falanka of Augusta, Laura M. Chicoine of Patten. Loving sister of Alyssa Falanka of Orient, Jaiden Locke of Buxton and Katerina Falanka of Augusta and dear step-daughter of Michelle Patterson of Augusta and Cody Brackett of Patten.

Ashley graduated from Katahdin High School in 2018 and had just completed her first semester at University Maine Machias, majoring in Psychology and Community Studies. Ashley was born with a smile that could light up a room, a laugh that would change your whole day around and a heart so big that everyone who met could never forget her.

She was predeceased by her loving grandparents William & Mae McCaffrey and Richard Giglio.

She was survived by her grandparents Marie Giglio of Patten, Anett Brewer of Mt. Chase, Anthony Falanka of Port Chester NY; many aunts and uncles Corissa and Jason Stowell of Glenburn, Joseph and Lyndsay Lord of Bucksport, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Falanka of Port Chester NY, Mr. & Mrs. Peter Hylenski of Danbury CT, Mr. & Mrs. William McCaffrey Mount Chase, Mr & Mrs. Michael McCaffrey of Westbrook, Mr. Steven McCaffrey of Bangor, Ms. Elizabeth Gregory of Patten, Mr. Alfred Gregory of Augusta, Ms. Theresa Gregory of AZ, Cynthia & Damion Hanson of Patten; a several cousin including Osiris Stowell of Glenburn; a cherished nephew Fritz Bartlett of Orient, and so many friends and loved ones who will miss her so dearly.

A Celebration of Life will be held on June 8th, 2019 at Noon, in Mt. Chase located at the Shin Pond Village Pavilion.
Published on May 18, 2019
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Darcy Chambers
May 28, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about Ashley. I had the pleasure of talking with her on a few occasions. Like me, we "knew" each other through facebook and mutual people but talked like we had known each other for years. Many thoughts and prayers to you and your family. She definitely had a fire in her that lit the room. God Bless.
Morgan Tozier
May 23, 2019
I will never forget you Ash! You were just like a little sister to me growing up! You were so beautiful, smart and funny! I still can't believe this.. You are missed so much by so many its unreal! You truly were a beautiful soul. Rest easy my dear ❤
d mullins
May 20, 2019
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the tragic loss of your precious Ashley.
The scriptures remind us that: " time and unexpected events " befall us all . [Ecclesiastes 9: 11]I am sure you would like to have spent one more day together. This day is coming soon as our loving heavenly father, Jehovah, promises:" And God himself will wipe every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."[ Revelation 21:3,4]
Our tears of sadness will be replaced by tears of joy as we embrace our loved ones once again.
Jesus taught us to pray for that wonderful future hope at Matthew 6: 9, 10, known to many the Lords prayer: "You must pray, then, this way:“‘Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified. Let your Kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also on earth".
May these beautiful scriptures give you comfort now and hope for the future.
most sincerely
Dianne mullins
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Crystal Sirois
May 20, 2019
My deepest sympathy to all of the family. A young lady, who truly enjoyed life to the fullest, gone to Heaven way too early. She was truly a delight, loved by many, and gave her love right back.
Carter Heath
May 18, 2019
A beautiful, kind, loving, talented, and wonderful young lady!! Her laugh and smile were contagious. You will be so missed. You are too young to have gone so soon. Love to her family.
Chase Tapley
May 18, 2019
Ashley ill never forget when my dad passed away my freshman year and u were there for me the whole time and even backed me up when a senior was making fun of my dad that same week u made impacts in peoples lifes that no one will forget and i defently wont forget that! Rest in peace ash!
May 18, 2019
I extend to you my sincere condolences, as you mourn the departure of a beautiful young woman. My heart goes out to you.
Patten Pentecostal Church
May 18, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. May the Lord bring you comfort and peace during this time of loss. Ashley grew up as a young girl coming to our VBS at the church every year and she also came to Youth Group for a while during a season in her life as a younger teen. She was always so sweet and had such an amazing smile. Always kind and thoughtful of others. For those of us at the church who had the opportunity to know her she will not be forgotten. We are praying for the family and asking God to hold you close! Our hearts are broken for you all. Love from us all!
diana rockwell
May 18, 2019
it breaks my heart for her mom and sisters and family what a beautiful young lady had so much going for her god needed another angel so he picked her keep your memories close to your heart she will always be there love to all
Tammy Randall
May 18, 2019
Ashley was an amazing girl and always had a smile for my husband and I whenever we saw her in town when she was at work or wherever she was. She was always one to ask, "So, how are you guys doing?" She had a beautiful spirit about her.she was always so sweet. Our hearts go out to the family and you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We will remember her always.
Allan Smallwood
May 18, 2019
I feel so terrible for you Anthony and Laura. Life can change so fast. Hold your families close and don’t hesitate to tell them how you feel. Bless you both.
Hannah Harmon
May 18, 2019
May God Bless You, Ashley. You were taken to early but God must have needed you for something special. Love you Ash
May 18, 2019
Ashley was a dear friend to me and many others in machias.
She was a bright shining light that could befriend anyone. I will always remember our car rides together, dancing together and our gym days together. I had invited her to my baby shower next month and I plan on saving a seat just for her. My baby boy will hear about my friend Ashley as if she was my own blood.
You will be missed by many Ashley, please look over your friends here in machias. I love you!
Wendy Folsom
May 18, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss Anthony. you are in my thoughts
John and Darline Roy, of Patten, ME
May 18, 2019
So very sorry for your loss.
erika anthony
May 18, 2019
I am so so sorry for your loss. I only had the pleasure of meeting Ashley a few times.. But her beautiful spirit kid up a room. She will be missed.
Rick and Angela Roush
May 18, 2019
We choose to remember the smile, the laughter, the absolute beauty that was Ashley. Our lives are forever changed and we will cherish knowing her. may God's peace and love surround her family at this time. God Bless.