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Arline (Harvey) Geaghan

Arline (Harvey) Geaghan (Harvey)

Saturday, June 12th, 1920 - Friday, January 25th, 2019
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Arline Geaghan
Brewer-Bangor

Arline (Harvey) Geaghan died peacefully on January 25, 2019. She was born in Bangor on June 12, 1920, the daughter of James Harold and Mary (Budway) Harvey. Arline graduated from John Bapst High School in 1939, then continued her education and attained her RN from Sister’s Hospital in Waterville Maine. Upon his return from the war, Arline married John Geaghan in December of 1945. John and Arline settled in Brewer where they lived and raised their family of eleven children. Throughout the years, Arline worked as a nurse in various capacities, from the hospital nursery, to private duty nursing, to geriatric care. For many years she was in charge of the Nurses Registry. The Registry was essentially an early employment agency for nurses in which Arline would pair a nurse with an expressed need for nursing services. The Registry operated from her home which gave Arline the ability to work as she raised her active family. In 1975 Arline, along with her husband John, established John Geaghan’s Roundhouse Restaurant on Main Street in Bangor. On any given day, John could be found in the kitchen while Arline greeted, seated, and warmly welcomed every customer who came through the door. After John’s death in 1983, Arline remained active in the restaurant both out front greeting customers, and behind the scenes working in the office. She continued working until her retirement, in 2016, at the age of 96! Although she made a career out of nursing and the restaurant business, her true vocation and the one she held most dear, was that of Mom. She always said that her greatest accomplishment was her children. She loved us all deeply, and individually, and her love and her lessons will be imprinted on our hearts forever.

In addition to her parents, her brothers James, and Charles Harvey, and her husband John, Arline was predeceased by two beloved children, Kathleen Mary, who died after a long illness at the age of 7, and Timothy Edward who died suddenly at the age of 16. Arline held them in her heart until the day she died. She is survived by her brother Ken and his wife JoAnne Harvey of Eddington, her children; Michael and his wife Vivian of Ohio, Terrance of Woolwich, David of Massachusetts, Christopher and his wife Michelle of Hampden, Larry and his wife Rhonda of Orrington, Pat and his wife Brenda of Brewer, Carolyn and her husband Michael Mardosa of Bangor, Peter and his wife Cynthia of Orrington, and Richard of Bangor. She is also survived by her 16 grandchildren; Christopher, Traci, Timothy, Robert, Moriah, Sean, Colin, Caitlin, Trevor, Thomas, Andrew, Jason, Tara, Maisie, Lucy, and Hailey, her 13 great grandchildren, several special sisters-in-law, and many beloved nieces and nephews. She will also be dearly missed by her friends at the Ellen Leach Home.

Relatives and friends are invited to call 1-3 or 5-7pm on Thursday, January 31, at Brookings-Smith,133 Center Street Bangor. A Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 1, 2019 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. John’s Catholic Church York St. Bangor. A private family Rite of Committal will be held immediately following the service at Mt. Pleasant Catholic Cemetery. Those who wish to remember Arline in a special way may make gifts in her honor to Northern Light Cancer Care c/o Northern Light Health Foundation PO Box 931, Bangor ME.04402.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com.
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    Location
    St. John's Catholic Church
    Address
    207 York Street
    Bangor, ME 04401
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    Officiant
    Rev. Frank Murray
  • Interment

    Location
    Mount Pleasant Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    449 Ohio St.
    Bangor, ME 04401
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Kathleen Mary Andrle

Posted at 10:38am
Dearest Geaghan family, Larry & Rhonda, Carolyn, Pat, Chris, Pete, Richard, Michael, Terry, David and your families,

I am so sorry to learn about the passing of your mom. She was such a dear person to everyone, always smiling and she had the sunniest attitude. So many times while growing up I rode my bike by your family house and I would stop and hold conversations with your mom as she was always available to talk on your porch. She was so inviting and we would talk at great length and you younger "kids" would come out and hang out with us, and sit down on the porch or get on your bikes. It is such a vivid and beautiful memory that I will always cherish of your mom. She is always a part of my thoughts whom I will remember as part of my growing up years in Brewer. She will not be forgotten.
With deepest sympathies, Kathy Andrle
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Patti Martin

Posted at 05:31pm
On January 25, Heaven's gates were opened for one very special, strong, caring, wonderful woman. She leaves a legacy that will be remembered forever. I will miss seeing her every March 17th sitting at the head of the table as matriarch to all. Such a welcoming women with so much grace and beauty.
My sincere sympathy to all of you,
Pat Martin
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Dave & Michele Hardy

Posted at 10:39am
Condolences to the entire Geaghan family and especially to my best buddy, Chris and his wife Michele. Always enjoyed seeing Mrs. Geaghan at the house in Brewer as we raced in and out and then for years at the restaurant. Many fond memories indeed!
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Heartfelt Sympathies

Posted at 08:24am
I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful lady. I first knew her as a friend of Timmy's in the neighborhood. She is truly iconic and cherish the memories you all have of her. May she rest in God's peace and she is resting peacefully in heaven today.

Gary and Gail Trask
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Sonia

Posted at 08:18am
Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss of Arline.
May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:7) May the hope of a resurrection right here on a restored earth bring you comfort. (John 5:28, 29) Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life) Psalm 37:11, 29) But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace. The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it.

My deepest sympathy

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