Michelle L. Cary


PORTLAND — Michelle Lea (Crockett) Cary passed away Saturday, Nov. 11, at Maine Medical Center in Portland from complications following heart surgery.

Michelle was born on Aug. 22, 1969, the daughter of Lillian Brooks and Howard Crockett. She attended schools in Locke Mills, Bethel, and graduated from Telstar Regional High School. She was married to Ron Cary on May 21, 1989, at the Locke Mills Union Church with Silver Leamon officiating.

Over the years they were blessed with a daughter, Althea Jean (AJ) and a son, Richard. She attended the Locke Mills church for many years and she and Ron were leaders of the youth group.

Michelle worked 18 years as a CNA at Norway Rehabilitation and Ledgeview Nursing Home until her health deteriorated.

She joined Judith Grover Tent 17, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War when she was 15 years old. She held many offices in the Tent and was also president of the Department of Maine DUVCW.

Her last birthday was spent at Maine Medical Center. The entire staff of the Cardiac Care Unit surprised her with a birthday party complete with cake and gifts.

Michelle is survived by her husband, Ron, and children, AJ and Richard, all of Bryant Pond; her parents, Lillian Brooks of Bethel and Howard Crockett and his wife, Donna of Florida. She also leaves brother, Michael and his fiancee, Tabatha and children, Keith, Victoria, Kory and Renae; brother, Jeffrey and his wife, Amalia and their daughter, Emilie; as well as her special “Mom-in-law,” Helvi Cary; and many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was a devoted wife and mother and loving friend to all.

The family would like to thank the staff of Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston and the staff of Maine Medical Center for her care throughout the years. A special thank you to Lori and Kate, Drs. Hourihan, Coffin, Carpenter, Shao, Sawyer, Givertz and McGrath, and the staff at the Heart Clinic at Maine Medical Center.

Online condolences may be left at cliffgraycremations.com.

Michelle L. Cary