Teresa M. (Martin) Beane, 56

Teresa M. (Martin) Beane

SCARBOROUGH — Teresa M. (Martin) Beane, 56, reached the end of her journey in this life on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House surrounded by her loving family.

She was the wife of David G. Beane.

Teresa was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer in 2003; she lived her last 10 years valiantly, with grace, elegance, and zeal in the face of impossible odds.

She was born in Bridgton on April 30, 1956, the daughter of the late Paul F. Martin, who died in 2000, and Barbara L. (Rollins) Martin of Bridgton. Teresa grew up in Bridgton and Harrison and graduated from Oxford Hills High School as a member of the class of 1974. After high school, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Maine in 1978, which began her career in a field that she would dedicate her life to. That year, she married David on Aug. 19, the man she would share her life with for the next 34 years.

After college, Teresa had an extensive nursing career, which included time at Jewish Home for the Aged (now The Cedars), Eastern Maine Medical Center and Bridgton Hospital, where she obtained her master certificate in Nursing Management. The end of her career was spent as a Clinical Advisor at Mercy Hospital before retiring from Maine Medical Center due to her illness in 2008. She was a healer, well-loved and highly respected by her peers in the medical community. She was a leader in her field; she strived for excellence and inspired it in those she touched.

Teresa was the epitome of a mother and adored by her children. She loved nothing more than spending the day surrounded by her family, especially at Sebago Lake State Park. Her family was everything to her. She was born with the rare gift of making anyone feel comfortable and appreciated, no matter who they were or where they were from. She will be missed for her outrageous humor and invaluable insight.

Besides her mother and her husband, she is survived by four children, Katie Arnold of Portland, Zachary Beane of South Portland, Destinie Beane and Ravon Beane, both of Portland; two grandchildren; her sister, Rebecca St. John of Alton, N.H.; her brother, Gregory Martin of Mountain House, Calif.; and an adoring throng of nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life was held on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at 1 p.m., in the Auditorium at Catherine McCauley High School, Stevens Avenue, Portland.

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave,. Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Teresa’s guestbook.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to: Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074.

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