Michele Croan

Seal Harbor

Michele Croan, 60, died Aug. 20, 2022, from cancer at her home surrounded by her loving husband and friends. She was born May 31, 1962, in Palm Beach, Fla., to Arthur and Hortense Abbott.

As an infant she moved to Seal Harbor and graduated from MDI High School in 1980. After graduation she worked in the restaurant and hospitality area, where she was best known for her Margaritas at Miguel’s restaurant in Bar Harbor. She eventually owned and operated Nature’s Way Café in Bar Harbor. Next, she purchased her mother’s business, First Express, and operated it for many years. She then sold that business and teamed up with her husband, Charlie, to open a doggie day care in their home called Acadia Pet Services. At this time, she joined the board of directors at the Hancock County SPCA. There she worked tirelessly for the animals in its care. Personally, Michele was a very talented crafter who enjoyed felting, knitting, sewing and doing all sorts of projects. She also enjoyed traveling and camping.

Michele is survived by her beloved husband of 21 years, Charlie Croan, of Seal Harbor; her son Chuck Croan and his wife, Christy, of Surry; her aunts Susan Grindle and Jan Collucci of Seal Harbor; her brother Jack Cunningham and his wife, Beth, of Bar Harbor; her five grandchildren Devon Roberts and partner Morgan of Westerly, R.I., Kody Croan and his fiancée Paige of Unity, Rachel, Kailyn and Emma Croan of Surry and two great-grandchildren, Atlas and Asher, of Westerly.

There will be no service, however, a celebration of life for Michele will take place on a date that will be announced later. In memory of Michele, please do one act of kindness every day.

Arrangements by Acadia Burial & Cremation Direct, 248 State St., Ellsworth.

Condolences may be expressed at www.acadiacremation.com.


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