Carolyn D. (Nightingale) Rackliffe
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Presque Isle - Carolyn D. (Nightingale) Rackliffe, 79, beloved wife of Robert Rackliffe of 61 years, went home to be with the Lord after a brief illness, with family by her side, on Saturday, October 12, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Moses and Beulah (Bell) Nightingale.
She was a dedicated and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She embraced every moment spent with family and friends and treasured many special memories.
She attended Fort Fairfield High School and graduated from the Presque Isle High School Adult Ed Program. She received her LPN degree from NMVTI in 1973. She began her nursing career at TAMC continued by her employment with several physician practices, retiring from Horizon Health Services.
She was an active member of the P.I. Wesleyan Church, actively involved with FFHS Alumni and the Fort Fairfield Hospital Guild.
Carolyn lived her life with a loving heart and kindness that will never be forgotten by the lives she touched.
Surviving are her husband Bob; daughter Kim (Al) Maynard; son Michael (Jenny) and sons Ricky and Randy, grandchildren, Andrew, Matthew, Jordan, Joshua, Christopher, Ryan, Olivia and Kaci and her fiancé Casey and grandson due on October 22; great grandchildren, Madyson, Autumn, Andre, Gabriel, Liam, Adaline, Owen, Kaylee, Lainee, Jensen and Jaxen; she also leaves behind a brother, Carl (Carol) Nightingale; sister, Mary (Clarke) Walker; sisters in law, Lois Fields, Jan Pippo and Joyce Boysol; several nieces and nephews, cousins and dear friends.
She was predeceased by her grandsons Logan and Ethan; and a special nephew, Christopher Nightingale.
The staff at EMMC and Aroostook House of Comfort will be fondly remembered by the family for the warmth and extraordinary loving care.
Friends and family may call from 10-11am Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Presque Isle Wesleyan Church where a Memorial Service will be held at 11am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Aroostook House of Comfort, 98 Green Hill Road, Presque Isle, ME 04769. Memories and condolences may be shared at
Published on October 15, 2019


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Heidi and Alton Bruce
Oct 20, 2019
Dear Rackliffe family, Our heartfelt condolences to all of Carolyn's family. She was a kind, considerate and beautiful lady. I don't know what I would have done without her help and support during the time we worked together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
diane demmings
Oct 20, 2019
My deepest sympathies to the family. Prayers to help you through this time.
Ike and Sue Everett
Oct 18, 2019
Will miss this lovely lady so much. Rest easy Carolyn. We love you!
Cheryl and Adam
Oct 16, 2019
Sadden to learn of a lovely lady passing. Thoughts and prayers to Mr. Rackliffe and the family.
Kimberly McDougall
Oct 16, 2019
My thoughts and prayers each of you during this difficult time, she was a lovely woman with a huge heart. keeping you all in my prayers.
Lois Watson
Oct 16, 2019
So sad to hear of Carolyns passing, she will be missed. ♥️
Tom & Sally Thibeau
Oct 16, 2019
Kim, Al and family
So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Debbie Connell & Family
Oct 15, 2019
Hard to believe this photo was 3 weeks ago- So Happy to have had a chance to spend time with Aunt Carolyn.
There are no words to tell you how sorry we are. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sharon and Duck Ireland
Oct 15, 2019
Our Deepest Condolences to all the family.