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BANGOR - Rosemary (Karam) Baldacci, wife of the late Robert E. Baldacci, died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, in Bangor, at a local hospital. Her eight children and their families were with her when she died. She was born in Waterville and raised in Bangor by her loving parents, Rose and Elias Karam. She graduated from John Bapst High School. She worked for several years at the Bangor Daily News before she met her husband, Robert, to whom she was married for 43 years. Her proudest accomplishment was raising her eight children.

She is survived by Robert Jr., Peter and his wife, Debora, John and his wife, Karen, Gerard, Paul, Rosemary, Lisa, Joseph and his wife, Elizabeth; eight grandchildren, Bobby, Kate, Andrew, Jack, Paul, Elise, Caroline and Olivia. She is also survived by Caroline Nale, Elias Boles, John Boles and Hilda Cook, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Also remembered is her special companion, her springer spaniel, "Murphy Brown." Robert and Rosemary founded Momma Baldacci's Restaurant in Bangor in 1975. They continued a restaurant tradition that began in 1933, with the world renown Baltimore Restaurant. That tradition continues to this day.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at St. John's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Gerard Gosselin, pastor, celebrant. Interment will be in the family lot at Mt. Pleasant Catholic Cemetery. Those who wish to remember Rosemary in a special way may make contributions in her memory to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101 or to the Robert & Rosemary Baldacci Memorial Scholarship Fund, care of University of Maine Foundation, 80 Exchange St., P.O. Box 2220, Bangor 04402. A service of Brookings-Smith, Bangor.

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