Lorna Marie Ladd

September 25, 1957
- November 29, 2011

BROWNVILLE JCT. - Lorna Marie Ladd, beloved daughter of Daniel Pinette and Frances Bishop of Millinocket, passed away Nov. 29, 2011, after a courageous fight with breast cancer. Lorna was born on the perfect sunny day of Sept. 25, 1957, and that sunshine followed her through all the days of her life. She and John Ladd were blessed with three children, Jeremy Thomas Ladd of New York City, Cory James Ladd of Bangor, and Brittany Marie Ladd and her partner, Christopher Godwin, of Augusta. Lorna is survived by her loving partner of many years, Dennis Trafton of Lagrange; siblings, Ronald Pinette, his daughter, Kylie, and his wife, Corky, of Patten, James Pinette and his wife, Barbara, of Millinocket, and Karen Pinette Rodgerson of Bangor; and her special friends, Monica Phelps, Mary Watters, Ellen McDermott, Cindy Snowden and Lisa Falvey. Lorna was many things: a caring mother, a loving partner, a trusted friend, a tomboy in her youth, an active athletic adult and a caretaker for those in need. Among the many loves of her life were skiing, golfing, biking, and her cats, Simon and Maggie. She was a nurse at Mountain View Youth Development Center, Charleston. "Nurse Lorna" won the hearts of all the boys and young men she helped. She was of Christian faith and prayed for all of the people she felt needed God's loving guidance and help more than she did. Lorna had a heart filled with grace, thankfulness, peace and love; her biggest prayer was that all those she loved had their hearts filled with that same joy. As Lorna's prognosis became increasingly grave, she talked about how she was looking forward to being greeted in heaven by her brother, Thomas Joseph "Tommy" Pinette, who predeceased her in April 1972; as well as being greeted by Eli H. Zwicker Sr. of Brownville Junction, whose gentle and kind ways graced the lives of her community. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at United Methodist Church, 11 Front St., Brownville Junction. A gathering of family and friends will be after the service in the basement of the church. Interment will be held in the spring at Millinocket Cemetery. Lorna's greatest wish is that everyone check their breasts regularly and to take breast health seriously. In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at www.komen.org or The Resident's Welfare Fund at Mountain View Youth Development Center, attention Jackie Wilcox, 1182 Dover Road, Charleston, ME 04422. Rest in peace our dear Lorna. We will always miss you, but we know that with God's grace we will see you again.

Published in Bangor Daily News on December 2, 2011

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