Audrey Marie Caiazzo
August 28, 1926 – September 26, 2019
Audrey M. Caiazzo
Audrey M. Caiazzo, 93, passed away on September 26, 2019. She was born on August 28, 1926, the daughter of Ida May (Bibber) and Albert Wetmore, Sr. of Portland, Maine.
Audrey grew up in the Portland/North Deering area and graduated from Portland High School. Audrey had a love of horses and was happiest when she was at a local stable riding or grooming the horses.
On June 22, 1947, Audrey married Luke Caiazzo. Audrey and Luke were married for 69 years before Luke’s passing in 2016. Audrey was a devoted wife and mother. Together she and Luke raised three children; Luke E. Caiazzo, Jr; Cynthia J Strout; and Rendell L Russell. Most weekends the family would be enjoying weekend trips to the mountains or spending their summers and weekends at the log cabin they built located on the lake at Coffee Pond in Casco, Maine. She never tired of spending time with family and friends and of seeing new sights and exploring many favorite spots in New Hampshire and Maine. After her children were grown, she took on the challenge of driving a school bus for the Westbrook School Department. She found this to be both challenging and rewarding. She had many fond memories and stories of those years. Audrey and her husband made their home in Portland, Westbrook and Naples, Maine.
After retirement, Audrey and Luke traveled around the U.S. and visited nearly all the lower 48 states. They made a winter home in Zephyrhills, FL and summered back in Maine at their cabin on Coffee Pond. During those years, they were frequent visitor to Richmond, Indiana where Luke Jr lived and raised his family; and to Bishop, California where oldest daughter Cindy resided with her husband and children. Younger daughter Rendell, with her husband and family resided nearby here in Maine. In her later years, Audrey enjoyed the days spent with her children and grandchildren. Those days produced many new adventures and memories that will be remembered as some of the sweetest times spent with her children and grandchildren.
Audrey was predeceased by her husband, Luke, in November of 2016 and is survived by her son, Luke Jr and his wife Carol, of Richmond, Indiana; daughters, Cindy and her husband, Allan, of Naples, Maine; and Rendell and her husband, Chalmers, of Raymond, Maine. Audrey has nine grandchildren, Luke III, Lori, Lisa, Lindsay, Lynette, Alicia, Cari, Chalmers III, and Kevin; 20 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.
The family would like to express our sincere appreciation for the support and care received by the staff at Clover Health Care and the staff of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice.
Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association.
- Private Services