Rebecca Ann Sargent

BAR HARBOR — Rebecca Ann Sargent, 51, passed away peacefully April 26, 2011, at Mount Desert Island Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born March 1, 1960, in Ellsworth, the daughter of Edward R. and Rosemary T. (Porter) Sargent.

Becky attended Mount Desert Island High School and was a graduate of Thomas College in Waterville. She and her husband established Atkinson Builders together and helped many people fulfill their dreams of home ownership. Becky enjoyed the outdoors, taking walks, skiing, snowshoeing and swimming in Acadia. She will be remembered for her kind heart and thoughtfulness toward her family and friends. She was a wonderful mother and loved being involved with all of her children’s activities.


She is survived by her husband, John Atkinson of Bar Harbor; her parents of Ellsworth; two sons, Evans and Rhys Goff; sisters, Michelle Sargent of Florida, Nora Garland and husband, Bob, of Fletcher’s Landing, Maryellen Lozano and husband, August, of Bar Harbor; brothers, Gregory E. Sargent and Robert P. Sargent, both of Fletcher’s Landing; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2011, at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. A Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 231 Main St., Ellsworth, with Father Scott Mower, celebrant. Those who desire may make contributions in Becky’s memory to Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center, P.O. Box 322, Ellsworth 04605. Condolences may be expressed at

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