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Faith E. Panella

August 27, 1947 — December 6, 2019

SINCLAIR – Faith Ellen Panella, 72, passed away with her husband of 40 years, Tom Panella, by her side on December 6, 2019 in Fort Kent, Maine. She was born in Houlton, Maine, August 27, 1947 to James Melbourne “Mel” and Effie Mae (Whited) Moir. Faith graduated from Caribou High School in 1965 and then went onto an acclaimed 43 year nursing and medical career. She became a RN after attending the Laconia School of Nursing, and earned her Post Graduate degree as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from Northeastern University. She also became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, which she earned from UCLA. Faith’s passions in life beyond her love of family and friends included her career, and her love of animals and rescuing of animals. Her lifelong dream was to return to her roots in Aroostook County. After retiring in 2012, Faith and Tom made Long Lake, Sinclair their permanent home. Faith is survived by her Husband; Thomas Joseph Panella Jr, of Sinclair, and their five children Thomas Panella III and wife Michelle of Folsom, CA, Caryn Chassie of Gilford, NH, Loren (Panella) Savageau and husband Richard, of Severn, MD, Dominique “Nikki” Panella of Huntington Beach, CA, and Derek Chassie and wife Rebecca of Ft. Mill, SC, as well as 13 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and her lifelong friend, Judy Corey of Caribou. Funeral services will be held 10am, Thursday, June 25, 2020 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Caribou, with interment to follow in the New Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Caribou. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to your local animal shelter.  To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Faith E. Panella, please visit our flower store.


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