June 15, 1910 – December 28, 2012
Yarmouth – Angela B. McNaboe, 102, passed away peacefully on December 28, 2012 with her family by her side at her home, Bay Square at Yarmouth, Maine. She was born Angeline Barbara Mackiewicz on June 15, 1910 in Saginaw, Michigan, the youngest of seven children. She reminisced fondly about being the baby of such a large family. To listen to her many stories about growing up during the early 1900’s was a history lesson in itself and she cherished her upbringing in rural Michigan. Her hardworking immigrant parents instilled the values of self-reliance and determination which she lived by until her passing. She married Maurice J. (“Mac”) McNaboe in 1935 in Saginaw where he was managing a W. T. Grant Co. department store. They were relocated by the Grant Co. to Indianapolis, New Haven, CT and eventually were assigned to open a new W.T. Grant store on Congress Street in Portland, Maine in 1943. Once in the area they fell in love with Maine and vowed never to leave. Mac managed the Congress Street store until his retirement in 1967. They lived in Cape Elizabeth where they raised three sons. They later moved to Cumberland Foreside. Mac, who was the love of her life died in 1993. Angela was a very strong and independent woman who was totally self sufficient until very recently. Maurice lovingly called her “Champ.” She drove her car daily on errands and visits until her son took her keys after her 100th birthday. Her religion was the foundation of her life and she was a faithful member of Holy Martyrs Catholic Church of Falmouth. She was an avid reader of newspapers and novels, enjoyed the Red Sox and played golf well into her nineties. At 100 years she was awarded an Honorary Membership by the Portland Country Club of which she was very proud. Angela moved to Bay Square in 2009 and the staff and other residents there became her extended family whom she loved and appreciated. She participated in many outings and activities at Bay Square and loved the frequent day trips to go shopping. Angela loved a good sale and enjoyed sharing her bargains with friends and relatives. Angela is survived by her sons, John S. of Standish, Me and his wife, Carol, Thomas R. of Cumberland Foreside, Me and Dennis J. of Santa Barbara, CA. Her grandchildren are Stephanie Steinmetz of Wesley Chapel, FL and her husband David, Jessica McNaboe of St. Petersburg, FL, Thomas J. McNaboe of Portland, ME, Michael J. McNaboe OF Yarmouth, ME and his wife Melissa, Brian J. McNaboe of Seattle, WA and his wife Yvonne Krauss, Anthony M. McNaboe of Portland, ME and Donald and Dylan McNaboe of California. She was predeceased by her husband, Maurice and her first granddaughter, Angela McNaboe. She is also survived by many great-grandchildren including Ben, Morgan, Brayden and Olive McNaboe of Yarmouth and Trevor, Emily and DJ Steinmetz of Wesley Chapel, FL.
There are no visiting hours scheduled. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth, ME on Friday January 4, 2013 at 11am. Details will be provided at the Mass for a Reception for friends and family at the Portland Country Club. A private burial ceremony will be held in the spring at Pine Grove Cemetery in Falmouth. On-line condolences can be given to the family at www.jonesrichandhutchins.com. The McNaboe family expresses their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Bay Square at Yarmouth and Hospice of Southern Maine. They would like to send a special thank you to Marcia Barrington, Director of Nursing at Bay Square, for her love, kindness and support and who made Angela’s last two years there so enjoyable and special.
- Funeral Service Friday, January 4, 2013
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January 6, 2013
John, I was sorry to hear of you mother's passing. I know she lead a great life and that you will miss her. My thoughts are with you and Carol and your family during this time and I hope all your memories of the good times help you thhrough this sad time.
Deacon Dennis Popadak
January 4, 2013
To Angela's family and friends, My deepest sympathies to you at the loss of such a special person. At 102, she lived a great life and enjoyed her independence right up to the end. I will remember fondly the moments and conversations we shared when I made my monthly communion visits with her at Bay Square. I look forward to celebrating her funeral Mass with you on Friday morning. Yours in Christ, Deacon Dennis Popadak
January 4, 2013
Angela's picture and obituary was beautifully done and a wonderful tribute to her.
I just loved her honesty, her jokes and her competitive spirit in golf. She loved to win but was also a great sport. Angela was wonderful to me at PCC and always included me in at her table if I were alone.
I am very sorry I will be unable to celebrate her LIFE tomorrow due to my having cataract surgery this week.
Be grateful she had a full and beautiful life and passing and now is at rest with Mac.
Our sincerest sympathy to John, Dennis and the entire family.
Vera and Dan Hall
January 3, 2013
Tom, John, Denny,
I will keep your mother in my prayers,
January 2, 2013
Memories are made of Angela's passing.
What a wonderful life we had growing up in Cape Elizabeth.I remember like it was yesterday hearing Mrs Mcnaboe calling out the door for Dennis.All of us kids were always welcome.
Much Love to all of your Family from the Bill Brown Family.
Bill Brown Sr.
January 2, 2013
Angela and Maurice were wonderful neighbors to my in-laws for many years. She was always kind and generous. What a good life she had.
January 2, 2013
Tom, Mike and family,
Sorry to hear of Angela's passing. She was a grand lady with lots of personality. How wonderful that she was able to live over 100 years.