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Darlene M. Alexander (1957-2017)

LEWISTON – Darlene M. (Nile) Alexander, 57, of New Portland, died Sunday afternoon, Feb. 12, 2017,  at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, surrounded by her family.

Darlene M. (Nile) Alexander

She was born in Farmington on Feb. 23, 1959, a daughter of Clyde Nile and Carolyn Allen and was a 1977 graduate of Mt. Blue High School. She later attended Bernard’s School of Cosmetology, graduating in 1992.

She enjoyed making homemade items such as crafts and hand creams and loved crocheting. She will be remembered as having been an amazing cook. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.

She is survived by her sons, Chet Alexander and his wife, Jody of Farmington, and Brad Alexander and his wife, Crystal of Farmington, stationed in Hawaii; her fiancé, Joey Dudley of New Portland and his sons, Logan of Albion and Brandon of Farmington; her father, Clyde of Farmington; mother, Carolyn Allen and her husband, David of Farmington; grandchildren: Devin, Nathan, and Kamryn; siblings: Raymond Nile and his wife, Marsha of Temple, Theresa True and her husband, David of Temple, Dawn Dumas and her husband, Mike of Topsham, Shannon Rolbecki and her husband, Kurt of New Portland, and David Allen and his wife, Diane of Swansea, N.H.; many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, Lee Nile and a sister, Bonnie Fergusson.

Condolences and tributes as well as a memorial video may be shared on her memorial wall at

Memorial visitation with refreshments will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 4-7 p.m. at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington. Please bring a photo of Darlene to share with the family for a memory tribute. The family asks that those who desire consider memorial gifts in her memory to the American Lung Association, 122 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330.

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  1. So sorry for the familys Loss.She was a wonderful Person.

  2. My sincere condolences to all of Darlenes family. Another Angel got her wings RIP Darlene.jk

  3. So very sorry for your loss.

  4. Carolyn, I am so sorry for your loss.

  5. RIP my friend so glad we meet. My condolences to her family she will be missed.

  6. Sorry to hear Joey. She Was always so sweet to me when I would stop by in years past. I also send my condolence to Chet ,Jody,and rest of family that has been through so much in past years.

  7. So sorry for your loss.

  8. My sincere condolences to the family, may she Rest In Peace.

  9. Our condolences to the Nile family. May she rest in peace.

  10. Chet & Brad Our condolences for your loss

  11. Darlene was a very nice lady always smiling...RIP.

  12. I am so sad to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

  13. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Darlene's family.. So sorry for your loss..

  14. Darlene will be missed by many,her smile that would always greet you RIP.We are so sorry for family and all who knew and loved her

  15. My best friend, through our high school years. We were always togeather. She will be missed. Condolences to the family. RIP my friend.

  16. Carolyn, David and family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Darlene's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Carol and Lance

  17. So sorry to hear of Darlene's passing she was a great friend. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. She will be greatly missed.

  18. Clyde and ann , we are so sorry for your loss.

  19. Carolyn, Dave, Clyde and all of Darlene's family, please accept my deepest sympathy. May your memories comfort you in this time of sorrow.

  20. Carolyn,
    I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family.

    Joanne Murray Clark

  21. So sad to hear. Darlene will be missed by many. Sending prayers💜

  22. Love y'all. She will be missed.

  23. To Darlene's Family,

    You are in our heartfelt thoughts and prayers.

    Love, The Mooar Family

  24. So sorry to here of your loss David and Carolyn. My thought's are with you and the rest of the family.

  25. my deepest sympathies to Darlene's family, Heaven gained another angel..

  26. My condolences for your loss.

  27. To all the members of the Nile and Alexander families, we send our sincere condolences.

    Kathy and Terry Lynch

  28. Carol, David and the rest of the family,
    My sincere condolences.
    R.I.P. Darlene

  29. Condolences to her family, I am so sorry for their loss.

  30. So sorry to hear that another beautiful person that I shared so many family memories with as a young girl, and then seeing her later in life with such a pretty smile whenever I would run into her. She would always take time to reminess. She will truly be missed by many. My heart and prayers go out to you all.

  31. As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasnt supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and its harder every time. Youll break heart's too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. Youll fight with your best friend. Youll blame a new love for things an old one did. Youll cry because time is passing too fast, and youll eventually lose someone you love. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like youve never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness youll never get back.
    Dont be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin

  32. My prayers and condolences go out to the entire Nile and Alexander family. Darlene was an awesome friend that will be sadly missed.


  33. Clyde, my thoughts and prayer got out to you and your family at this time of loss.

  34. My sympathy and prayers to Carolyn, David, Clyde, Ann and all of Darlene's family. Darlene was a wonderful person. God has gained another Angel and she will be reunited with Lee and Bonnie.

  35. Carolyn, David and family,
    So sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

  36. Heart-felt empathy to Darlene's family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  37. Joey and your family. So very sorry for your loss. We know she was very loved by all of you.

    Shannon,Kurt and family. She will be missed by so many people. Wonderful gal---

  38. I'm so very sorry for the families loss. Darlene was a wonderful person, always so pleasant. I'll sure miss her visits to Jordan's.

  39. I was so sorry to hear of Darlene's passing. My love and prayers to all of her family.