Diane Elaine Davis Pritchard

PORTLAND — Diane Elaine Davis Pritchard, 57, of High Street, Portland, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, peacefully at home. She was born in Bar Harbor, daughter of Robert and Gloria Davis.

She was the epitome of kindness and gentleness and was the most beautiful woman we have ever known. We are all so blessed to have known her, loved her and received her love. She was our beacon of light, hope, kindness, compassion, tolerance and selfless love. Mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and friend. She most enjoyed spending her life with the people she loved. She will be deeply missed.

Predeceased by her mother, Gloria Davis. She is survived by her father, Robert Davis of Bar Harbor, first husband, George Henderson of Trenton; loving partner, Alan Avtges and his son, James, of Falmouth; daughter, Tina and her husband, James Hendricks, of Freeport; son, Casey Henderson of Trenton; sister, Barbara and husband, Lee, Breard, of Oakland; brother, Forrest and wife, Laurie Davis, of Sullivan; brother, Robert Jr. and wife, Susana Davis, of Bar Harbor; sister, Wendy Davis of Ellsworth; and three grandchildren, Carley Henderson of Trenton, Shea Boulanger of Freeport and Jett Henderson of Trenton.

A memorial service and celebration of life was held Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 21 Ledgelawn Ave, Bar Harbor. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Diane’s grandchildren’s education fund. Checks made payable to: Grammy Di’s Plan, c/o Key Bank, 135 Main St., Freeport, ME 04032. Please visit www.jonesrichandhutchins.com for additional information and to sign Diane’s guestbook.

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