Lesley Alice Darling
FUNERAL HOME
Bibber Memorial Chapel
111 Chapel Road
Wells, ME
WELLS - Lesley Alice Darling, 63, of Wells and formerly of Cambridge, Mass., died unexpectedly Nov. 24, 2018 at York Hospital following a period of failing health.Lesley was born Feb. 16, 1955 in Cambridge, Mass., the daughter of Ralph and Louise Nelson Darling, and attended local schools there. She wass a 1972 graduate of Cambridge High and Latin School. Lesley furthered her education attending Holy Cross, where she was the first female ROTC member, then transferred to Suffolk University, where she earned her undergraduate and a master's degree in finance.Growing up, her family spent their summers on Wells Beach, and at the age of 16, she took flight lessons at Sanford Airport, eventually earning her pilots license, which her entire family was very proud of.Lesley was employed for 14 years with Raytheon, where she was a part of the Patriot and Stinger missile program. Following her mothers move to Wells, she opened Lesley Darling Appraisals, which she operated successfully for over 20 years in Wells.Active in her community, she was a member of the Wells Library Board, Save Our Shores, and Ocean View Cemetery Board of Directors. She also was a founding partner of Time and Again Consignment Shop in Wells.She loved dogs, and over the years rescued many dogs, which gave her such satisfaction.Survivors include her brother, Ralph "Toby" Darling and his wife, Mary Margaret of Canton, Mass., nieces and nephew, Janine Hechter and her husband, Joshua, Thomas Darling and his wife, Ashley, Bridget Darling and Rosemary Darling; her cousin, Louise Ciaizzo of Wells; and two great-nieces, Violet and Minnie Hechter. She also has many cousins in the Boston area.Visitation will be held 9:30-10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 111 Chapel Road, Wells, followed at 11 a.m., by a Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Church, Eldridge Rd, Wells. Interment will follow in Ocean View Cemetery, Wells.To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Lesley's Book of Memories Page at www.bibberfuneral.com. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 111 Chapel Road, Wells, Maine, www.bibberfuneral.comShould friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to theAnimal Welfare SocietyPO Box 43West Kennebunk ME, 04094

Published by Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Nov. 28, 2018.
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1
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Bibber Memorial Chapel
111 Chapel Road, Wells, ME
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11:00a.m.
St. Mary's Church
Eldridge Rd, Wells, MA
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My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing that there's a hope for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring. May the God of all comfort grant you peace and strength during this difficult time.
December 1, 2018
Lesley was such a loving and caring friend and neighbor. She was like a sister to us and we will miss her dearly. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Toby, Mary Margaret, Louise and family.
Nancy & Rick Seiden
November 28, 2018
Tobey,

I was so very sad to see Lesley's obituary in the Globe. I was Lesley's roommate at Holy Cross and the memories are still vivid of her fun spirit and ability to make any day a good one. Lesley and your mother helped me get settled after college around the corner on Broadway and we had many good times together in those years as well. Whenever I see anyone from Holy Cross they ask about Lesley - she was a memorable human being, full of life. So sorry for your loss.

Ann Marie O'Connell
November 28, 2018
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Bibber Family
November 28, 2018
Toby and Mary Margaret,
So very sad to hear this news on Lesley. I have fond memories of beach days in Wells and playing together on Fayette Street. We had such fun at Janine's wedding telling family stories about Thanksgivings at Ma's on Dana Street and your dad singing Danny Boy.
Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love to all,
Grace and John
Gracemarie Darling
November 27, 2018
LESLEY WAS A VERY NICE FRIEND AT SCHOOL. I CAN ONLY REMEMBER OUR ENCOUNTERS WERE FILLED WITH LAUGHTER. I REMEMBER THE NIGHT SHE SHOWED UP AT THE CHARLES PLAYHOUSE TO SEE MY COMEDY SHOW! SHE WAS ALWAYS SWEET AND KIND. RIP MY OLD FRIEND!

JIMMY SMITH
JIMMY SMITH
November 27, 2018
Dear Toby and family, Im very sorry to hear about Leslie, she was a loving and caring person. She will be so missed by everyone who knew and loved her. My prayers and thoughts are with you Toby and your family. Love, your cousin Helen,
Helen Darling
November 27, 2018
Leslie was a good friend. We enjoyed her stories, friendship and her dogs. She wii be truly missed by us.

Betsy and Jeannie
November 27, 2018
Lesley was a loving, wonderful neighbor on Robinhood Dr in Wells. We remember her Christmas gifts to our kids and especially her homemade Irish Cream for us.
Our sincere condolences to her family,
Bob and Kathy McGee
November 27, 2018
My deepest sympathy for the loss of Lesley. May your family be comforted by the inspired words at John 6:40 where we are promised the hope of being reunited with our loved ones again.
Anne
November 27, 2018
Lesley was such a great friend and neighbor. She will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers to the Darling family.

Jon & Irene Meissner
Wells, ME
November 27, 2018
Leslie was a great person funny and devoted to her mother Louise. We will miss them both.
Rick and linda Ames
November 27, 2018
To the Darling Family

Please accept my deepest sympathies. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,

Michael Sullivan
Michael Sullivan
November 26, 2018
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