Carolyn Maye Cook

August 23, 1942March 6, 2021

Scarborough, ME - Carolyn M. Cook, 78 passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on March 6, 2021 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.

She was born and raised in Bath, ME and settled in greater Portland where she raised her five children. Carolyn worked for J. Weston Walch Publisher and The Cedars Portland.

She was a kind, caring, beautiful, woman who was loved by all who met her. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. When she was young, she enjoyed dancing and singing, she had a wonderful voice.

In her retirement she enjoyed watching lifetime movies, her soaps and doing word searches. She loved animals especially her two dogs, that were her companions, Prince and Duke.

She was predeceased by her parents Kenneth and Viola Radley, sisters June Bryant, Josephine Lunt, Nancy Radley and brother Kenneth Radley Jr.

She is survived by her sister Viola Holman of MA, her children- Tina DiCenso and husband Timothy, Anita McDonough and husband Michael, Terri Anderson, all from South Portland, and Allen Bradford Jr. and wife Whitney of Falmouth, Maxine Beck and husband John of Westbrook, sixteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and her beloved dog Duke.

The family would like to thank all her providers for her continued care.

A celebration of life will be held sometime in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to help with the care of Duke, her beloved dog. Scott Anderson-Hanscom 142 Verrill Rd. Pownal, ME 04069


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Carolyn Maye Cook

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Scott Hanscom

March 23, 2021

Nanna I love you and will miss you so much! I have many sweet childhood memories of spending some weekends with you at your house! We’d rent movies and get Dairy Queen banana split brain freeze! We’d spend hours coloring in our coloring books. We’d climb in that ginormous amazing smelling lilac tree in your backyard. We explored the neighborhood and even found a baby duck once that needed help and you made sure it got the help it needed! You were always a kind and gentle soul and had great compassion for all animals and that’s how I’ll always remember you. I love you Nanna!

Kate Coyne

March 23, 2021

Maxine and family, please accept my deepest sympathies. I am truly sorry for your loss.

Maxine Beck

March 21, 2021

Mom I miss you so very much. I can’t even begin to explain the heartache. I know you are no longer suffering or in any pain and will always watch over us. You told us that all the time the past couple months. You’ll always be the best mom ever and Dereks mama. You were our blessing! He misses you. if I can only be half of the mom you were.
I have so many photos and cherished memories but knowing I can’t call you or see you is the hardest part. Until we meet again, I love you. Rest easy Angel.

Deb Robson

March 16, 2021

Best second mother I could ever have. Thank you for being such a loving, caring, wonderful influence in my life. I am blessed to have known you. I will always love you and will miss you. ❤️