Janice Maxine Gordon

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Waltham, ME – Janice Maxine Gordon of Waltham Maine passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on the morning of January 17th, 2018, bringing to end a courageous battle against cancer that she fought with grace and dignity.

Born at home in Eastbrook on November 6th, 1947 to the late Avis (Dyer) an Edgar Gordon.  Janice raised two children, son Daniel and daughter Darlene.  She enjoyed her two Grandsons Kyle and Cody Braley and was recently blessed with her first Great Grandchild Callie Nicole Braley.

Janice was a dedicated public servant working over 25 years in the Department of Health and Human Services.  During that time she continued to advance her Education and received her Associates Degree from the University of Maine Orono. 

Retirement was enjoyed travelling to visit her children and grandchildren.  She also enjoyed countless days on Molasses Pond with family.  Improving her Cottage there was a special source of joy for Janice. 

Predeceased by three brothers, Ronald, Norman, and William. 

Janice is survived by her aforementioned children and grandchildren, siblings Gilbert and Thomas of New Hampshire, Jonathan, James, David of Maine, and a special sister Kathleen and Brother In-law Mark also of Maine.  Janice is also survived by several nieces and nephews. 

Special thanks to the Angels at the Mary Dow Cancer Center in Ellsworth Maine.  Any contributions in her memory may be sent to the Center at 50 Union Street, Ellsworth Maine 04605.

Visiting Hours will be held on Monday January 22, 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, 215 Main Street Ellsworth, ME. Spring interment will be held in Sunnyside Cemetery in Eastbrook. To share a memory or offer a condolence please visit www.bragdonkelley.com

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10 Responses to Janice Maxine Gordon

  1. Fran Pipitone says:

    Darlene and family. Sending you my deepest sympathy. Your Mom is at peace and watching over you from Heaven. Rejoice that she is now pain free and resting in a heavenly place.

  2. Julie Bernard says:

    Darlene and family:
    We are so sorry for the passing of your Mom. She was one of the first people we met on our first trips to Molasses Pond with Christine and Rob, and made a huge impression. She was warm and welcoming with her quick smile and hug. Her her humor was only second to her peaceful and charming character. I told Christine and Rob that my favorite memory was riding on the party barge one afternoon and while riding past the family beach we saw Kathy and Jan sitting and enjoying the sun with their kayaks resting beside them. As we passed they both raised their hands and waved with obvious smiles. I mentioned how peaceful they looked and waved back. That is how I will remember your Mom. Happy with her face to the sun and feet in the sand.
    God Bless.

  3. Jay Minsky says:

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to you Darlene and your entire family in this difficult time. Please know that your mom is in a better place running free with no pain.

  4. Minsky family says:

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to you Darlene and your entire family. Please take comfort in knowing that your Mom is running free with no pain.

  5. Maureen Sawicki says:

    My sincerest condolences to you and your family Darlene. I pray you find comfort in your loving memories and the incredible bond you shared with your Mom.

  6. The Pipitone Family says:

    Darlene and family:
    We are sorry for your lose, and please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

  7. Rapacz Family says:

    Darlene and Family, we are saddened to hear about the passing of your mother. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We hope that you find comfort in the fond memories you have of your mother, and that they bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. I hope you are able to look back on all the good memories you were able to have and smile at the fact that you were able to share this time with her before she passed away.

  8. Williams Family says:

    The loss of a cherished loved one is the most devastating experiences a family can face. At times, the loss may seem unbearable. Please know that there are family and friends who care and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that “God is near to those that are broken at heart. He is the God of all comfort. God will comfort you during this difficult time of grief. Our prayers are also with you and your family.

  9. Dan Christman says:

    My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family, at this time of loss.
    Sincerest condolences.

  10. Sherrie Patterson says:

    Darlene, So very sorry for your loss. I remember the day I met your Mom she had a big smile on her face just like you…There was no mistaking she was your Mom.. May all those special moments you had with your Mom give you comfort.

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