NORTH PORT, Fla. — Beatrice Dorothy Nolin Ferrari succumbed to lung cancer Monday, March 19, at her winter home in North Port, Fla.

“Bea” was born in San Diego, Calif., Dec. 9, 1936, to Leo and Arline (Lindell) Nolin. She attended schools in San Diego and Palermo, her parents having moved to Maine after WWII. Her father was a career Navy man and retired to Maine in 1946. She graduated from Erskine Academy in South China in 1954.

In 1956, she married David Ferrari in Farmington, where she moved from Augusta, having worked for the Maine Employment Security Commission for a few years. Bea went to work for SAD 9 as its first crossing guard in 1968, and in 1970 went to the Duplicating Center where she worked for 23 years at the Mallett School in Farmington and Academy Hill School in Wilton, retiring in 1993.

Bea enjoyed sewing, upholstering, reading, doing jigsaw and crossword puzzles and helping her family with the grandchildren. She had a big heart and was always willing to lend a helping hand (and opinion) to anyone in need.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, David; son, Jimi Ferrari, and fiancee, Tammy Horne, and children, Jami Ferrari (Krystina) and Dawn Powers (Asher); daughters, Pamela Ferrari and husband, Jim Faulkner, and children, Kimberly Ferrari and Zachary Faulkner; and Jennifer Hutchinson and husband, Craig, and daughters, Chelsea and Jessie Hutchinson; also, brothers, Leo Nolin (Chris) of Lampasas, Texas, and George Nolin (Marilyn) of Houston, Texas; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her mother and father, and sisters, Virginia Beaulieu and Leona Gould.

The family would like to thank Tammy and Jimi for their dedicated care during Bea’s illness.

Condolences, tributes and stories may be shared on her memorial wall at

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