Carole A. Hardin


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Orrington and Bangor - Carole (Clendenning) Hardin, 85 passed away March 22, 2019. She was born in Bangor, July 11, 1933 the daughter of Donald G. and Anna E. (Moran) Clendenning.
Carole was a graduate of Brewer High School. She worked for the town of Orrington for 35 years, retiring in 2002 as town clerk.
Carole was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, Orrington for many years where she held many positions including a member of the choir. She was a 50 year member of Vashi Rebekah Lodge #35, a member of the Orrington Jaycee Wives and with her husband an active member of the Korean War Veterans and troop greeters.
She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years Fred and her son Eugene in 2014 and a brother Gary Clendenning.
Surviving are two daughters, Sandra Martin and her husband Bud, Barbara Keezer and her husband Paul all of Bangor; a daughter-in-law, Judi Hardin of Brewer; nine grandchildren, Jaime, Molly, Kami, Mallori, Andrew, Ashley, Brady, Kash and Jade; nine great grandchildren, Sarah, Matthew, Grace, Aaron, Avery, Conner, Carter, Kenzy and Killian; three sisters, Dawna Gray, Nancy Lorette and her husband Percy, Bonnie Schuschereba and her husband George; many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff at Sylvia Ross Home and Ross Manor for their kindness and care of Carole.
A memorial service will be held 1 pm. Saturday April 6, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church 14 Center Dr., Orrington, with the Rev. Ron Chaffee pastor officiating. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments in the parish hall immediately following the service.
Gifts in Carole's memory may be made to the church, P.O. Box 108, Orrington, ME. 04474.
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13 posts

Howard Dunn
Apr 03, 2019
My condolences to the family..especially Sandy and Bud.
Carole always had a smile on her face, and was a joy to be around.
Apr 02, 2019
You will always be remembered.
Denise (Maillet) Birkel
Mar 31, 2019
Bonnie, I am so sorry to read of the loss of your sister. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. God bless you all.
The "Maddie McPherson Family"
Mar 27, 2019
Dear Sandra and Barbara,
We are sorry to hear of your Mom's passing, but, as you know, she lived an amazing, fulfilling life! She was one of our Mom's sweetest roommates at Ross Manor. We could always count on a big smile and friendly conversation with Carole! We also enjoyed our visits with her after she moved to the Sylvia Ross home. She appreciated our visits so much, and our family always looked forward to seeing her again! Our love, thoughts, and prayers, and may God bless you at this difficult time.
Pat and Craig Rand
Mar 27, 2019
The loss of a family member is truly difficult. Thankfully we do have our memories to help us through these difficult times. I didn’t know Carol, but she looks so much like you, Bonnie that I feel like I may have known her personality by knowing you. God bless your family and help you to be at peace knowing that she has found eternal rest.
Sandra Moses
Mar 27, 2019
Bonnie and family sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. My condolences and hugs to you.
Paula Ballesteros
Mar 26, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family in the loss of Carole.
Mollie Noyes
Mar 26, 2019
To Carole’s family,
I remember Carole and Fred chaperoning 8th grade dances at Center Drive School in the 60s. I was in Bonnie’s class and we loved it when she talked them into watching over us! They were such fun! I’m sorry to hear of her passing and hope happy memories help you during this time.
My blessings,
Mollie Noyes
Karen Sprague
Mar 26, 2019
My heart goes out to you and your family as you walk through this sad time. Praying that your memories will keep you smiling. Love, Karen
Pam (St. Pierre) Kee
Mar 26, 2019
Dear Hardin Family - The Hardin's were our neighbors in Orrington for years. Carole was a sweet lady. I have many wonderful memories of times spent at their house. May your memories help to bring you peace and comfort during this very difficult time. My thought and prayers are with you - Love, Pam
Randall Clendenning
Mar 26, 2019
May you rest in piece and god bless!!!!!!
Jeff Lapointe
Mar 25, 2019
Always a pleasure to deal with at the Orrington town office!
Brookings-Smith Funeral Home
Mar 25, 2019