Carolyn A. LaBossiere


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Old Town - Carolyn A. LaBossiere, 78, passed away in Bangor, July 22, 2019. She was born in Houlton, August 29, 1940, the daughter of Lawrence and Lola (Adams) Roach.
Carolyn attended Houlton schools, where she also graduated. She received her RN from Mercy Hospital and later completed her BA in Community Health from the University of Maine Farmington. Carolyn worked for St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Center; she was Head Nurse for Old Town Health Center; and she eventually retired as a school nurse for the Old Town School System.
Carolyn was an active member of Holy Family Catholic Church and was often found volunteering at the Holy Family Thrift Store. She was very proud of becoming a Master Gardener at Roger's Farm. Carolyn also enjoyed running 5K's in the past, as well as going for hikes. She was also fond of attending group exercise classes at the Old Town YMCA.
Carolyn was a people person- she was genuinely friendly to everyone she met and she had a great sense of humor. She was a devoted wife to her husband, Jim; and a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved all animals, but especially her two dogs, Maggie and Jules; and her two cats, Puma and Sarah.
Carolyn is survived by her husband of 34 years, James LaBossiere; children, Steven Thomas and wife, Deborah of Hermon, Cheryl Thomas of California, Jason Thomas of Mississippi; stepchildren, Beth LaBossiere and fiancé, John Gerken of Yarmouth; Michael LaBossiere and Alyssa Terry of Florida; grandchildren, Jordyn, Dominique, Whitney, Noel, Kyle, Brett, Hannah, Frank, Mariah and Dale; and great-grandchildren, Zoey and Jaxxon. She is also survived by her brother, William Roach; and nephew, David Roach. In addition to her parents, Carolyn was predeceased by her sister-in-law, Bernette Roach; and niece, Debbie Winship.
Relatives and friends are invited to call, 5-7 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2019, at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Parish of the Resurrection, Holy Family Catholic Church, with Father Kyle Doustou, officiating. The family invites relatives and friends to share in conversation and refreshments at the Parish Hall following a brief committal service at St. Josephs Cemetery, Old Town. In keeping with Carolyn's wishes, casual attire will be appreciated by the family. Those who wish to remember Carolyn in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the Animal Orphanage, 71 Airport Rd., Old Town, ME 04468.
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14 posts

Brenda Prescott
Aug 03, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I worked with Carolyn at SJH and she was such a wonderful, funny and caring person and was sad to hear she passed.
Linda and Evan Lelansky
Jul 29, 2019
We were so sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. We always enjoyed our visits with her as she was such a joy to chat with. She will be greatly missed. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Ken Hamilton, MD
Jul 29, 2019
I'm honored to add a word about Carolyn. We worked together for several years helping folks find meaning and value in their lives. She was a skilled, caring fellow traveler. She is missed.
Tom Duff
Jul 29, 2019
Carolyn was a wonderful person. I was saddened to hear of her passing. I enjoyed our friendship and working relationship. In our memories she will always bring us smiles. Heart felt thoughts to her family from ours.
Robin and Anne Ware
Jul 28, 2019
So very sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Winston Mahan
Jul 27, 2019
Sincere condolences to all the family. Carolyn was a great person and always very friendly. May she rest in peace.
Brenda (Carey) Durant
Jul 26, 2019
Carolyn was a wonderful person. I was saddened to hear of her passing. I enjoyed working for her and with her at Old Town Health Center and remaining her friend throughout the years. My heartfelt condolences go out to her family.
Ellen Duff
Jul 26, 2019
I remember that beautiful smile; may you also have wonderful memories to help you through your grief,
Mary Montville
Jul 26, 2019
I am very sorry to hear of your immense loss. Since I am still in EMMC I cannot attend the funeral but you and the family will be in my prayers.
Mary A Warren
Jul 26, 2019
Jim, so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Lorena and Bill Smith
Jul 26, 2019
We are so sorry to hear about Carolyns passing.She was a very nice person who we got to meet through Jason.Our prays go out to all the family.
Shawn Smal
Jul 26, 2019
My deepest condolences.
Esther Anne
Jul 26, 2019
So sorry to hear, she was a kind person. Condolences to Mr. LaBossiere and the rest of the family.
Jennifer Weisheit
Jul 25, 2019
Dear Jim and family,
My heart goes out to you all. Carolyn will always remain in my heart a very treasured friend. As she will to so many. I have kept for many years a little trinket box that Carolyn gave to me. We had this joke between. We wanted to live in the Nursing home together and she would call me Mildrend and I would call her Harriet. I learned what family means to her and had the opportunity to interact with Stephen, cheryl, and Jason. Fond memories of a group we belonged to called Saturday Night Live. Oh we loved one another. Even to the point we all painted Caolyn's home. I loved just sitting with her, walking with her, being a part of her family during the time we lived by one a
...nother. Blessings of love and support. She was and is still to me a remarkable woman of God.Read more