Tam L. Stuart


Tam L. Stuart, lover of life, died as a result of metastatic breast cancer on Jan. 13, 2018.

Tam was born in Portland, Maine, on Aug. 16, 1959. Despite being faced with adversity throughout her life she was able to see the beauty in things even when there was darkness before her.

She attended college and was proud to be a certified nursing assistant for many years; a career she cherished and excelled at. Tam’s favorite jobs were at Sonogee Rehab and Living Center caring for elderly residents and at Rite Aid providing customer service where no doubt her quick wit and twinkling eyes were noticed by all those who were around her.

After moving to MDI, Tam fell in love with Acadia National Park and, in particular, Sand Beach, where she would spend many hours soaking up the sun and listening to the roll of the ocean. Tam always felt the most fulfilled and at peace with the world at the beach and at the sand bar to Bar Island, where she enjoyed many sunsets. Tam enjoyed photography and was so proud to have recently purchased a new camera to capture the beauty of the world around her. She was a diehard New England Patriots Fan (she would say the biggest and most devout fan) and stuck with them through thick and thin. Although the one thing she wanted was to see them win another Super Bowl, now she has the best seat in the house to watch them from. Recently Tam was pleased and honored to receive a gift box containing several pieces of Patriots memorabilia and a letter addressed to her from the team.

Tam left an impression with everyone she met. She had a big heart and a great sense of humor and no doubt all those who have crossed paths with her will hold her in their memories.

A special thank you to Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County, VNA Home Health Hospice and MDI Hospital staff for the compassionate care they provided for Tam during her journey with cancer.

A celebration of her life will be set at a later date. In her memory Tam would appreciate donations be made to any of the local organizations that were pivotal in her care: Beth C Wright Cancer Resource Center, Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County or VNA Home Health Hospice-EMHS.

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