Joanne B. Bridges, 83

Joanne Bridges

Joanne Bridges

STANDISH — Joanne Bogdahn Bridges, 83, died on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.

She was a first generation American, born in Westbrook, on Feb. 16, 1931, the daughter of Jens and Jensine (Jensen) Bogdahn, who both migrated from Denmark.

Joanne grew up in Gorham, and was a 1948 graduate of Gorham High School, where she played basketball. In October of 1954, Joanne married Arthur W. Bridges Jr., and together they raised 10 children. After her children were grown, Joanne went back to school, and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine, Portland. She then went to work for Anthem/Blue Cross as and claims adjuster for the Federal Employee Program.

Joanne is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years; nine children, Rodney Bridges of Westbrook, Mark Bridges of Standish, Jeffrey Bridges of Portland, Sena Hansen of Casco, Wendy Kamppi of Raymond, Eric Bridges of Standish, Arthur Bridges III of Portland, Craig Bridges of Portland, and Karla Bridges of Hiram; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Joanne is predeceased by her daughter, Tracy Bridges Carlin in 1991; brother, George Bogdahn; and four sisters, Marianne Aaskov, Carola Randel, Irma Blake and Verna Franklin.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. A memorial service will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, at the chapel. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com

Memorial donations may be made in Joanne’s honor to the: Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, c/o Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 US Route 1, #1 Scarborough, ME 04074.

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