Catherine G. Bacon
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Catherine Gilbert Bacon, 82, passed away peacefully Jan. 23, after a brief illness.

She was born on Jan. 23, 1927, daughter of Ronald W. and Thena (Sullivan) Gilbert.

Kay grew up in Oakland and graduated from Williams High School and went on to work at BFD Timber unit for six years until she married Otis Bacon and started her lifelong job of raising a loving family.

She truly enjoyed being the wife of a legislator, serving as a second home for the members of the 99th legislature. She was an active member of the Sidney Parent Teacher's Club at the James H. Bean School and was a founding member of the Sidney Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary.

Kay enjoyed working with her husband toward the betterment of the University of Maine and closely followed all sporting events. She was also involved in many other community services and events too numerous to list.

Kay will be remembered for her wonderful, sweet demeanor and will be greatly missed by many cherished family members and friends. She thoroughly enjoyed entertaining and looked forward to any opportunity to serve a good home cooked meal. She was famous for her baked beans and homemade bread and colossal chop suey.

Hunting and fishing were an important part of her family life and she was especially proud of shooting a moose at the age of 78.

Following the activities of her family was important to her and she beamed as she would boast about each and every grandchild.

Kay was very proud of her garden and loved to drive herself to Greenville to visit family and friends. Boating and skiing were an important part of her very complete life. The family boat, the Pair-A-Dice, encompassed many fond memories on Moosehead Lake. As the mayor's wife at "Friendly Squaw Mountain," the skiers were part of her family. She was especially excited when she and one special friend, Harriet, conquered the Seboomook, the mountain's toughest trail.

She is survived by five children -- daughter, Brenda, of Sidney, son, Bryan, and wife Gwen of Sidney, son, Barry, and Arlene of Belgrade, daughter, Bonnie Bouchard, of Greenville and daughter, Bette DiAngelo, and husband Joe of Greenville.

She has nine cherished grandchildren, Nick and fiancée Megan, Adam, Danny and Theresa, Dylan and Olivia, Tony, Matt and Connor and one-great grandson, AJ; three sisters, Beverly, Natalie and Sherry; one brother, Terry; many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews and a brother-in-law, Earl, and wife Pauline.

She was predeceased by her loving husband of 57 years, Otis Bacon, and a nephew Randy.

Friends may share time and stories with her family Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and Monday from 2-4 p.m. at Wheeler's Funeral Home in Oakland. The mass to celebrate her life will be held Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Oakland. There will be a memorial service to be announced in Greenville and a spring burial, followed by a gathering at her request at the family garage in Sidney.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to a scholarship program to provide financial assistance to local athletes attending Greenville athletic camps c/o Bette DiAngelo, P.O. Box 357, Greenville Jct., ME 04442.



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Published in Morning Sentinel on Jan. 25, 2009.
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January 28, 2009
To the family of Kay, It is great that you have so many good memories to see you through the tough times. Kay is with her Otie in Pair-a-Dice watching over you all (loved that last line Bette). My thoughts and prayers are with you. Aunt Kay's smiling face will be forever etched in my mind. Love, Linda
Linda Bacon
January 26, 2009
Bette, Joe and Family

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I never met your mom, but its obvious through having met you... she must have been a wonderful lady.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Take care and God Bless.
Linda Brochu
January 26, 2009
There are no words to describe how we sad we were to learn of Kay's passing. Losing Kay and Otis within such a short period of time is a huge loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Kay was a warm, and caring person. She was vibrant, and always full of energy. She was so very proud of her family. Hearing of her passing came as a shock. We deeply miss her. We really wish that we could be up there with you during this time, to say good-bye and to support you all. Unfortunately, we are unable to come up for the services, but plan to be up there in the spring for the burial to say goodbye to her.
Love,
Janice, Billy and Alex Bacon
Janice Bacon
January 26, 2009
Thinking of everyone in the Bacon family at this sad time.
Shelagh Talbot
January 25, 2009
To the Bacon Family;

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you.

I have fond memories of your mom and dad at Squaw when I was a kid. They were both such wonderful people.
Lyn (Crossman) Padgett
January 25, 2009
Dear Bacon family, I'am so sorry for your loss, your Mom was a special lady. I remember some great times at your house as a child. It was always a treat to stay over. It was a loving ,warm environment where your parents always made us feel welcomed.They raised a wonderful family and I'm sending my thoughts and prayers to all of you.
God Bless
Marlene Michaud Webber
Marlene Michaud Webber
January 25, 2009
Brenda and Family,
So sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a very sweet lady!! You are in my thoughts and prayers. Beth Viles(The Wound Clinic)
Beth Viles
January 25, 2009
BARRY AND FAMILY
I'ts difficult to know what to say just now...except that You are all thought of in sympathy and friendship... Your Mother was a wonderful person, who will be greatly missed by all ... Diane and Rob (Belgrade)
ROBERT HIGGINS
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