Norma T. Applebee, 62, died June 30, 2011 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Bangor after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Ellsworth, December 30, 1948 the daughter of Norman A. and Dorothy E. (Anderson) Tapley.
She graduated with high distinctions from the University of Maine, Orono with a BA in psychology. She was an avid fan of the Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics. Norma was a long time associate of WalMart. She was a large supporter and participant in the Relay for Life of Hancock County.
Norma is survived by two sons, Marc E. Applebee and Nicki of Surry, Nicholas M. Applebee of Ellsworth; two daughters, Teresa M. Applebee and Michelle L. York and Richard both of Ellsworth; two brothers, Paul Wilkinson and David Wilkinson both of Fletcher’s Landing; four sisters, Laura Winn and Dan of Lewiston, Linda Wilson and Lou of Fletcher’s Landing, Louise Handy of Hancock, Evelyn Griffin and Jimmy of Lewiston; grandchildren, Amy and Shannon, Norma Kate and Andrew, Erika, Eric, Michael, and Olive Hope; several nieces and nephews; a special friend, Amy Moody Gray. She was predeceased by her parents; daughter, Cathy Applebee; son, Michael Applebee; grandson, Dana Wilson York; brother, Richard A. Tapley.
A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at St. Joseph Church, 231 Main St. Ellsworth with Father Scott Mower, Celebrant.
Contributions in Norma’s memory may be made to Relay for Life of Hancock County, c/o Melissa Cushman, 1 Bowdoin Mill IS, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086
Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St. Ellsworth
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