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Judith Lane (1938-2021)

Judith Lane

BELFAST – Judith Ilene "Judy" Lane, 82, of North Jay, died early Tuesday morning at Waldo County General Hospital. She was born in Massachusetts, July 31, 1938, a daughter of Reginald H. and Bertha G. (Ridley) Mosher and received her education in Jay schools and the Maine Medical Center School of Nursing. On Aug. 1, 1959, she married Raymond Louis Lane. He died April 26, 2016. Mrs. Lane worked as a nurse in the OB unit at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington for her entire career. She was named a Grammarian, being proficient in grammar and in 1990 was named to the Who's Who in Nursing.

Mrs. Lane and her husband, enjoyed traveling all over the United States and she had a collection of spoons and shot glasses from all of their travels. She loved her family and enjoyed sewing, knitting, dolls, and making quilts and baskets. She was a Gold Star Mother, having lost a son, Randall "Randy" Lane on Dec. 12, 1985 in a plane crash in Newfoundland, returning from a peace-keeping mission in Beirut, and she was a long-time member of the Farmington Emblem Club.
She is survived by her sons, Raymond Lane, Jr. and his wife, Janet of Glenburn and Reggie Lane and his long-time companion, Rose Smith of Jay; her "6-pack" of granddaughters, Kimberly Nadeau, Nicole Amero, Athena Lavigne, Kristen Lane, Randi lane, and Amanda Lane; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; In addition to her husband and son, she was predeceased by two sisters, Marilyn Cook and Linda Therrien.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Wiles Remembrance Center: Adams~McFarlane Chapel, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. where the use of masks and social distancing will be observed with limitations of no more than 50 at the facility at any one-point in time. Farmington Emblem Club will close the visitation with a memorial service. You may RSVP your attendance as well as share memories in her Book of Memories at www.wilesrc.com. Public graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 15 at 11 am at Birchland Cemetery in North Jay. The family asks that those who desire consider memorial gifts in her memory to the Randy Lane Scholarship Fund, c/o Mavis Lane, 390 Keep Road, Jay, ME 04239.

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  1. I am so sad to hear of Judy's passing..one of the greatest nurses and humans I have had the honor to know. Sending so much love to her family and friends.

  2. Deepest sympathy to Judy's family. A sweet, funny, smart lady and a good friend from many, many years ago. Rest in Peace, my dear.

  3. Dear Judy's son's&families, so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a wonderful lady! R.I.P. Judy! Bob&Pam Hyde

  4. So sorry for your loss. I remember her most fondly.

  5. Judy was a wonderful nurse, worked with her for years at the old hospital.

  6. So sorry to hear of Judy's passing. My prayers and sympathy go out to all of her family. I always enjoyed working with Judy at the Elk's booth at Farmington Fair. She was a fun person to work with. We know that she is in a better place. Rest in peace Judy and fly high with the Angels!!

  7. Judy was such a JOY to work with. Many many memories of her during my time in OB at FMH. She hired me w/my New Maine lic. after I had been working in Psyche in N.H.1979. We agreed that Psyche was a good background for working w/women in Labor. My husband and I also camped near by to Ray and Judy. Always an enjoyable time. Think of You often Judy & always w/a Big smile. Prayers for her family at this time.

  8. I'm so saddened to read this.and my heart is heavy. Judy was the most caring, lovable, nurse ever..and I will cherish her fine nursing ability forever...My sincere condolences to the entire family.. she certainly will be missed by many..Rest in Peace..Judy...

  9. So sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. Wonderful lady and dedicated nurse. Blessed to have known her . Thinking of you all.

  10. I have so many wonderful memories of working with Judy at the hospital. She was a joy to work with. So sorry to learn of her passing.

  11. Ray, Janet, Reggie and family: RIP Judy. I have so many fond memories of Judy. She was the best in the OB. Every time visiting a new baby, she greeted you with the biggest smile and the best personality. May she rest in peace with no more pain. Thinking of you all during this time of loss.

  12. My thoughts and prayers go out to Judy's family and friends. Judy was always a great joy to work with at the many Emblem functions we participated in together. She will be missed by so many!

  13. So sorry to read of Judy's passing. She was a wonderful nursing colleague and helped with delivery of my children. Condolences too the family.

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