Carolyn Sandra Blake Obituary

Carolyn Sandra Blake

Brewer-- Carolyn Sandra Blake, 61, passed away September 12, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born July 27, 1959, in Philadelphia PA, the daughter of Bruce and Margaret (Stebbins) Blake. Carolyn grew up in Media, PA, graduated from Penncrest High School and received a BS degree in Zoology from the University of Vermont. Carolyn worked at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor for 38 years. In 2013, she moved into the role of Programmer Analyst III. During her tenure at Jackson Lab, Carolyn built many of the foundational JAX applications, including some legacy systems that are still in use today. Carolyn loved a large variety of outdoor activities including many years camping on her island at Green Lake, hiking, boating of all kinds, fishing and ice fishing. As a music lover, she played trombone in high school, college and for over three decades in the Bar Harbor Town Band. From the time she was little she always dreamed of building and living in a log cabin. She made this dream come true by building a beautiful log home in Trenton where she lived for many years. She is survived by her loving partner and spouse of 33 years Carolyn Campbell; brother William Blake and wife, Valerie of Xenia, OH; sisters Nancy Blake of Windham, Jennifer Lafleur and husband, Norm of Stratham, NH; stepson Lee Kitchen of Boynton Beach, FL; stepdaughters Kerry Davis of Verona and Ann Harmon of Wiscasset; grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Carolyn is especially missed by her faithful buddy, Abby. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Carolyn's memory may be made to American Cancer Society or Northern Light Home Care & Hospice. A memorial service will be held in early October for family members and video streaming will be available also. Time and date will be announced. Messages and memories may be shared at Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer.
July 27, 1959 - September 12, 202007/27/195909/12/2020
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Kim & Brian
October 10
Our thoughts are with everyone this morning. Brian and I always remember talking with Carolyn at Bill and Valerie's wedding. She was building her cabin then. Oh no, not having it built. Building it herself. We were most impressed! We also enjoyed seeing her with ... Continue Reading
Renae and Chris Newman
October 4
CC...found this picture and wanted to share it. Blake always had a grin that said “what are you up to?” She never failed to make me laugh even though I was very unhappy at my job!
Chris remembers going to camp and the grownups had strawberry drinks with liquor in them. ...
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Rebecca Richardson
September 26
My best wishes go out to Carolyn's family. As a neighbor of her parents I saw Carolyn occasionally. I was very saddened to hear that she passed away. I know she was a wonderful daughter and dear friend to many. She's is gone too soon. :(
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Monica Moeller
September 19
My heart goes out to everyone who knew Carolyn. We worked closely together for several years in the IT Dept at Jackson Labs. I used to say that with a couple more Carolyns we could rewrite most of the buggy software in the world and make it not just function but do so el... Continue Reading