Cynthia Colby Dodge, 69, of Westport Island, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2016 at Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick.
Cyndy was born February 7, 1947 to Kenneth and Jeanette Colby in Damariscotta, Maine. She graduated from Lincoln Academy in 1965. After spending time in Boston working in retail, she returned to Maine and raised her family in Edgecomb.
Cyndy worked for many years at Le Garage Restaurant in Wiscasset and later as a custodian in area schools. She loved being in nature, sitting in the sunshine and was proud to be a Master Gardener. She created many beautiful flower gardens for herself and others to enjoy. She was a voracious reader and particularly loved reading newspapers, clipping noteworthy articles daily to share with her loved ones. Cyndy loved spending time with her family and was an excellent cook. She enjoyed bird watching, was passionate about political topics and always cheered for the New England Patriots.
She was predeceased by her parents, Kenneth and Jeanette Colby; her husband, Wayne T. Dodge; sisters, Constance C. Smith and Christa A. Colby.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law; Alexa and Jason Abbott and their daughter Mara Jeanette of Westport Island; son and daughter-in-law; Benjamin and Andrea Dodge and their son Patrick Thomas of Vermont; step-daughter and son-in-law; Michelle and Gregory Pyle and their sons Keenan and Quinn of Monmouth.
She was loved by so many and will be greatly missed. The family wishes to honor Cyndy with a celebration of life on Saturday, April 23 from 2-5pm at the home of David and Linda Abbott, 1116 West Alna Road, Alna. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider “Sponsoring a Senior” through Meals on Wheels. Cyndy benefited greatly from this organization and she often wrote them personal notes of appreciation thanking them for their services. Donations may be sent to Meals on Wheels ℅ Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Please note your donation is in memory of Cynthia Colby Dodge so that we as a family may personally acknowledge and thank you for your donation.
Friends are invited to share their memories, stories and photos with the family by visiting directcremationofmaine.com.
“Every human being’s life is a story, a unique story that nobody ever lived before and no one will ever live again…..If life is a story, we can wish it would go on forever, but we understand that even the best of stories has to end…..So instead of grieving that it had to end we can feel blessed that we were lucky enough to have been part of it.”