1942 – 2016

AUBURN — Laurel A. Addison, 74, of Poland died Tuesday, July 5, at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn following a long illness.

She was born Feb. 5, 1942, the daughter of the late Edward and Ruth (Morrill) Vining of Auburn. She graduated from Edward Little High School in 1960.

On Dec. 24, 1960, she married Robert King Sr. and moved to Bangor to raise their two sons, David and Michael. She was always there for her sons’ many school and sporting events. While in Bangor, she worked for WVII Channel 7 television station which she enjoyed very much. She was also an avid bowler and a member of the Family Fun Bowling Center league for many years. In later years when her boys were grown, she moved to Howell, N.J., where she became a foster mother to many children. There was a special place in her heart for one little boy, Brandon “Deedge” Chastine, who will always be like her third son.

After she left New Jersey, she traveled to Alaska, Germany, then to Colorado and Virginia to spend time with her grandsons, Christopher and Andrew.

Lori returned to Auburn in the late 1980s to start the next chapter of her life and to be closer to the family camp on Upper Range Pond. She enjoyed spend hours working to clean the beach of all the weeds. She became a CNA and worked part time at the Auburn Residential Care on Summer Street. When she left the Auburn Residential Care home she went to work 10 more years at John F. Murphy homes in Auburn. Helping people was her greatest joy and her license plate showed it: “HUGGER2”

Once she retired, she would knit kitten blankets for the Androscoggin Humane Society and volunteer at the Poland Community Church. Lori was a very large supporter of our military, especially the AdoptaPlatoon program which supplied care packages for the troops.

Lori leaves behind her son David and his wife, Kathy, of Yorktown Va., their sons, Christopher of Palmer, Alaska, and Andrew of Yorktown, Va.; her son Michael and his wife, Mila, of Poland and their daughter, Liliya; her sister, Jean Marsden of Auburn; her niece, Jo-Ellen Bourgoin of Auburn; her lifelong best friend, Sylvia Friend of Auburn, Cheryl Marceau, a very special member of our family, Brandon Chastine of Texas; as well as many very special nieces and nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her two brothers, Kenneth and Ronald Vining; and her great-nephew, Adam Bourgoin.

The family would like to thank Dr. Reilly and the many wonderful nurses on M1 at Central Maine Medical Center, Dr. Austin and the amazing nurses, staff and volunteers at the Androscoggin Hospice House.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

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