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Darlene (Watson) Frati
BANGOR & CORINNA – Darlene (Watson) Frati, 67, died March 16, 2013 with her loving children by her side. Darlene passed peacefully from their hands to those of her waiting husband and parents after a brief battle with cancer. She was born March 15, 1946 in Dexter, a daughter of Leland and Auora (Caron) Watson.

Darlene had been employed in the offices of Fayscott-Landis Machine Shop in Dexter, Cole’s Express of Bangor, and most recently, at Hartt’s Transportation, also of Bangor, who have been most supportive during this difficult time.

Darlene’s favorite moments in life were those spent with her large extended family, many friends, and her beloved dog Mackie. Her pride and joy were her children and grandchildren and she strongly supported them in all their endeavors in life. She was most often found loudly cheering in the stands of her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s basketball, football, soccer and wrestling events, ever their strong advocate. Everyone who knew her could always expect to be greeted with her beautiful smile and her “bear like” warm hugs.

She is survived by her daughter, Melissa and husband Robert Norris of Newport; a son, Daniel Webber and his fiancée, Danielle Daggett of Dexter; 4 step sons, Douglas and wife Erin Frati, and Kent and wife Glenda Frati, all of Palmyra; Alan and wife Claudia Frati of NH, and Glenn and wife Laura Frati of Mass.; a step daughter, Gail and husband Bob Greenblatt of Portland; 2 sisters, Edna and husband Ron Chase of Durham, and Bernice and husband Jack Quirk of Hampden; 14 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her mother in law, Muriel Frati of Bangor.

Darlene was predeceased by her husband and partner in life, of more than 35 years, Hugo. Together they shared many wonderful times and adventures dancing, golfing and traveling through those years. She was also predeceased by 2 brothers, Leland Watson, Jr., and Garfield Watson.

Funeral services will be held 1 PM Thursday, March 21st, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, where friends may call from 11 AM until the time of services. Pastor Tim Curtis will officiate. Spring burial will be in the Corinna Village Cemetery.

A very special thank you goes to Linda Farrar and Alicia McNally for their friendship and dedication. The family would like to thank the staff at CancerCare of Maine, Bangor Area Visiting Nurses and Hospice of Eastern Maine for their wonderful support and care during this very difficult time. Special thanks also to Erica Parker for her loving care, and Sam Clement for her companionship over her last few days. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Eastern Maine, 412 State Street, Bangor, ME 04401.

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