Isabella MacBride, 88

Isabella MacBride

Isabella MacBride

Isabella MacBride, 88, of Bridgton, passed away on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at Bridgton Hospital.

She was born in East Orange, New Jersey, on Dec. 22, 1927, to Joseph and Rose (Teliercio) Carocci. She was a 1946 graduate of East Orange High School. She had a love of singing and would perform in nightclubs and various shows.

She worked at the Prudential for many years before marrying the love of her life, Charles MacBride Jr. They moved to Maplewood, New Jersey and finally settled in Clinton. She was employed with the Department of Social Services in Hunterdon County and became a member of the Hunterdon Hills Chapter of Sweet Adelines.

Isabella moved to Bridgton, Maine in 2002. While in Bridgton, she enjoyed taking watercolor classes, Tai Chi, being a member of The Red Hat Society, taking care of her grandchildren and her dog, Bitsy.

She is survived by her daughter, Veronica Kugelman, of Bridgton; and her son Charles MacBride III and his wife Shelly, of West Melbourne, Fla.; also her grandchildren, Katherine, Leanne, and Thomas Kugelman of Bridgton, Ciara and Cameron MacBride of Palm Bay. She was predeceased by her husband Charles.

Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton. Online condolences may be shared with her family at

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