The Fortin Group

217 Turner Street, Auburn, ME


Carolyn A. McFadden

March 12, 1930May 21, 2019

Carolyn A McFadden, age 89, formerly of 5 Park Way, Auburn Maine passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning May 21, 2019 with her daughter by her side at Clover Living Center where she had been a resident for the past year. She was born on March 12, 1930 in Lewiston, Maine to the late Charles and Mary Hadakin. Educated in the local schools, Carolyn was a graduate of Lewiston High School. On April 2nd 1949 she married the love of her life Richard S McFadden Sr. and they spent 66 years together before his passing on December 3rd, 2015. When Richard’s career transferred him to Portland, the family moved to Cumberland Center where they raised their 4 children. Carolyn worked part time in the school department and was a member of the Falmouth Garden club and the Cumberland Congregational church. The family enjoyed many hours boating on Casco Bay along with days spent with Warren and Arlene McFadden at their camp on Range Pond and their home in Harpswell. When Dad’s job brought them back to Auburn, the kids were older so they were able to enjoy extensive travel. The most memorable trip for them was crossing the Atlantic Ocean on the Queen Elizabeth II and a return trip on the Concorde. Mom was an avid golfer and was a 50 plus year member of Fairlawn Country Club. She loved playing golf with Dad and with the “girls” on Tuesdays and the womens’ league on Thursdays. When golf season was over, she would switch to bowling with the Thursday league at the Auburn Lanes. Evenings were often spent having dinner at Stekinos where they made many friends. Mom was also an avid reader until her eyesight began to fail her. After Dad’s passing, Mom would quietly spend her hours in the backyard listening to the birds sing or listening to books with her faithful pets Wilson, Katie and Eddie. She leaves behind her daughter Carole Anne of Auburn, her 3 sons Thomas and his wife Ann of Hixson TN, Richard and his wife Janice of Auburn, and James of Auburn. She also has four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Richard Sr., six sisters Frances Hadakin, Helen Sampson, Irene Truitt, Joanne Divver, Diane Allen, and Louwine McGrath and one brother Charles Hadakin. The family wishes to express a heartfelt thank you for the love and care shown to Mom by Dr. Gary Hatfield and Bobbie Jo Fulgham while still at home and to Margaret Quinn of Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice as well as the staff of Gallway.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Carolyn’s life by visiting her online guestbook at www.thefortingroupauburn.com. A graveside service will take place Wed. May 29th at 11 am at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to Androscoggin Home Health Care & Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave, Lewiston, ME 04240 or to Androscoggin Humane Society 55 Strawberry Ave, Lewiston, ME 04240.

Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn 783-8545.


  • Androscoggin Home Health Care & Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave, Lewiston, ME 04240 or to Androscoggin Humane Society 55 Strawberry Ave, Lewiston, ME 04240.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, May 29, 2019


Carolyn A. McFadden

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Brian Swiderski

May 28, 2019

Keeping the McFadden family in my thoughts and prayers.

Joanie Davis-Dunn

May 25, 2019

Carole, my thoughts are with you. Know that you took great care of your mother right up to the end. Thinking of you.

Karen LeBel

May 24, 2019

Carole and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in your memories.

Cathy Masse

May 24, 2019

Carol Anne,

So sorry to hear of your loss. Take some comfort knowing she is now at peace and reunited with her husband. I will miss your smiling face.

~Cathy Masse

Steve & Barbara Jamrog

May 24, 2019

Carol Anne and family,
Sorry for the loss of your Mom, Hopefully you may find some comfort knowing that her journey here, has ended and now joined your father.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Steve and Barbie