I shared so many good times and good talks with Joanne - often at her home - in the late 1970's - early 1980's when I lived in Southern Maine, during some of the Maine Rowdies heydays, when our children were young - long before our grandmother days! I remember a warm, loving friend, with a huge, kind heart and wry sense of humor; a slim, lovely, strong woman who laughed often and was such a gracious hostess. Sadly and regrettably, I moved away and lost touch with this wonderful, amazing Woman, Mother, Grandmother, Businesswoman, Friend. She will always be in my heart - how blessed we all are to have had her in our lives - a special woman who gave so much of her marvelous spirit to so many. I send my warmest thoughts and condolences to her children, grandchildren and rest of family.
Dear Soule Family,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother....She was a beautiful women, my sister Gail loved her dearly....She spoke highly of her many times...I am in Fl. wish I could have been there for you her children...I am coming home in Dec..will call you Yvonne.. ...My Love and prayers to all of you...Cynthia McGarry
Dear Cook/Soule family,
I am so saddened by this. I moved from Portland 30 years ago and have so often remembered Joanne. She was a one of a kind friend and I will always think of her as one of my all-time favorite women. She was the heart of the Rowdies. I admired her so much and am thankful to have known such a wonderful and generous person. I am so sorry.
Don, Elaine and family ~ I was so saddened to learn that Joanne had passed. She was an incredible woman with a terrific sense of humor. I will surely miss her presence. You are all in my thoughts at this difficult time
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Joanne was a very dear friend of mine when she and Phil were at Fryegurg Academy. We spent many a morning meeting for coffee so the boys could have play time. Travis and my Mark were pals. Mark was not always nice to Trav (don't know if he remembers this!) Keep the happy times alive-there must be lots of them.
Joanne was a wonderful neighbor! When she redesigned her yard, she added a bench for families to use when they waited for the school bus. So thoughtful. She also was my kids' first employer and we have remarked more than once that she was the best boss ever! We will miss her.
Dear Mort, Yvonne & Boys:
We are so deeply sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. We did not know her, but she sounds like a lovely person and her loveliness shines in you.
May it help you to know that you are in all our thoughts and prayers and may your memories bring you comfort.
Love Lori, David, Hayden & Anthony
Travis, Bill, Kristen, Mort
Just wanted to let you know we are thinking of you and remembering all of the fun times...
Kristen, Mort, Travis and Bill... My thoughts are prayers are with you.
Joanne was my dearest friend for so many years. We used to say, when we had not talked for a long period of time, "when we talk it is like only yesterday and we were continuing that talk." We never lost each other. She was a dear, caring person and the best of the best as a mother!! My heart goes out to Kristen, Trav, Mort and Billy and their chidren.
Just remember the good times with your mom and grandmother. My matra , at times, when I feel sad (like this) is "eventually we will remember this person and celebrate the way she lived and not that she has died".
Kristen, Trav, Mort and Billy,
I was so sad to read that your mom had passed. I always liked her a lot, she was a strong businesswoman and she was real. I am thinking of you all and hope that fond memories will bring you comfort in the days ahead.
we are so sad to hear of joanne's passing. we had so many great times together we will never forget. the memories of this beautiful lady live on she will be missed by so many
Aunt Jo was a special woman. She was always there for me when I needed a "mother". I loved her sense of humor and the way she made all children her own. When you think of her, her family extended much farther than her children and grand children, every person she brought into her kitchen for a cup of coffee became family. I'll miss her.
Sorry to hear about the loss, everyone from the Littlefield family sends their condolences.
My memories are everlasting!!!! As a young boy I grew in Mrs. Soules home. The family treated me like one of their own from the farm in Buxton to the clam bakes and the lobster eating contests. As we grew older we went our separate ways, but I came back in college for the summer and Mrs. Soule hired me at the county store. Day 1, I made $5 per hour. Day 2 a .15 cent raise and day 3 she gave me keys to the store and I was asst. manager. I will never forget the trust she had in me. God Bless
Joanne was a very friendly giving person and I am very fortunate to have been one of her friends.
She will be sadly missed by all who knew her and her family.
Hello - I was in Atlanta with Joanne when she passed . Her friends with her and I helped her until the medics arrived . She will be greatly missed .