Gorham & Bangor--Carole A. (Gagnon) Smith Blomberg, 70, of Gorham and Milwaukee, WI died on Aug. 3, 2017, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. She was born July 23, 1947, in Bangor to Louis A. and Ruth (McCarthy) Gagnon.
Carole graduated from St. John's Catholic School and John Bapst Memorial High School, Class of 1965. She received a B.A. degree in English & Secondary Education from the University of Maine, Class of 1969. At the University she was a member of Alpha Phi Sorority. She had a wonderful group of friends who shared their post graduate years working in Boston. She was a lifelong avid reader who shared her passion for literature with her many students at St. Mary's Catholic School in Bangor. One of her students was so inspired that he nominated her for a national teacher's award, which she received in 2000. Carole also enjoyed her many years working with students in the Bangor School System.
She was predeceased by her first husband Dr. Robert M. Smith of Bangor in 2005. Carole is survived by her loving husband David Blomberg; devoted, cherished daughter Meaghan Smith McAvoy and husband Oliver; granddaughters Amelia and Charlotte; sister and family: Mary Jaylene (Gagnon) and Robert Cormier, their children Garth and Shelley Cormier and family, and Jennifer Cormier and family; cousin/lifelong friend Paula Sheehan Paradis and J. Alan Paradis and family; many other relatives and dear friends in Maine, Wisconsin and elsewhere.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 1PM Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St Mary's Catholic Church, 768 Ohio St., Bangor. Burial will follow the service at Mt. Pleasant Catholic Cemetery, Bangor. If desired, please make a donation to your favorite charity in her honor. Messages and memories may be shared with the family at kileyandfoley.com
Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor.