Carol Ann Provost

Carol Ann Provost

Carol Ann Provost

NAPLES — Carol Ann Provost, of Naples, passed away peacefully at the Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice in Auburn on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, with her husband at her side. This followed a long period of declining health.

She was born in Portland, to Whorlie and Beatrice (Bailey) Holmes. Carol Ann attended Westbrook schools and graduated from Westbrook High in 1963. She married Joseph Delan and shortly afterward they had two children together. She met her present husband, Stephen Provost, in 1985. They were married in 1993 following her successful recovery from cancer surgery. At that time, she made her home in Standish.

Carol Ann worked at the Standish Supermarket and at the Oxford Savings & Trust Bank in Westbrook. Her last ten years were spent working at the Maine Department of Human Services. Health and disability issues caused her early retirement in 2003.

Carol Ann and her husband Stephen enjoyed nearly 30 years together. They were avid boaters and she served as a trustee for the Sebago Boating Club. The Provosts moved to Naples in 1999 and enjoyed pontoon boating on Long Lake. During her life, Carol Ann was fortunate enough to travel to many places. These included Reno, Las Vegas, Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks, cruises to the Bahamas and Aruba, and a trip to Kauai, Hawaii in 2005. Beginning in 2006, she and her husband began vacationing in Florida each year. They purchased a home in the Central Florida town of Leesburg in 2008. She loved Florida and it became her second home. While there, she enjoyed convertible rides, flea markets, and visits to the local Opry. She had planned to return there shortly before her illness caught up with her. Carol Ann’s favorite hobby was creating fine bead jewelry. She often exhibited her work at craft fairs and festivals. She also loved animals and will be dearly missed by her three small dogs.

Carol Ann is survived by her husband, Stephen, of Naples, and her son, Joseph Delan Jr. and his wife, Jenn, of Limington. She was predeceased by her daughter, Christine Cable, in 1996.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m., at Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church St., Westbrook. Interment will be at the Provost family plot at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx. Her husband would like to express thanks to the doctors and nurses at C.M.M.C. in Lewiston and also the entire staff at the Androscoggin Hospice Center in Auburn for the care and compassion they provided during her final days.

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