Obituary for Bridget "Bridy" Collamore
Bridget K. “Bridy” Collamore, 97 of Bremen, passed away on December 19, 2017 at the Sussman House in Rockport with her family by her side. She was born on June 10, 1920 in Ballycastle, Ireland to John McCormick and Bridget (McBride) McCormick. She was the second oldest of twelve children.
Bridy grew up and attended schools in Carey, Ballycastle, Ireland. She attended nursing school in London. She met and then married Wilson F. Collamore in Wimbledon, London in 1945. After World War II, she joined Wilson in Medomak, Maine where she did nursing for many years at Miles Memorial Hospital until she retired in the late 1970’s. “She delivered most of the children born in Lincoln County.” She also did nursing on Bremen Long Island. She was also a public health nurse and held many board positions in the Town of Bremen for many years. She really enjoyed living in Maine. Bridy loved her family and was a nurturing, loving mother. She was very hard working and determined woman, who when she set her mind to do something she did it. She was well known to all for saying, “Farewell to All.”
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Wilson F. Collamore, her son Wilson Rexford Collamore and daughter Norma L. Kindell, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Harold and Frances Collamore, and nephews Chester Collamore and James Collamore and sisters, Mary, Rosaline, Annie, Vera and her brothers, John, Archie, Frank, Brian and Paddy.
Bridy is survived by her daughter Kathleen B. O’Brien of Bremen, sister Sally McBride of Ballycastle, Ireland, brother Dan McCormick of Dublin, Ireland, many loving nieces and nephews from Ballycastle, Glasgow, Dublin, London, Portstewart, Preston and Gosport as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins here, grandchildren, Bridget (Bob) Green of Wiscasset, Kyna Kindell of Edgecomb, Heather (Chris) Leeman of New Harbor, Travis (Kristi) O’Brien of Bremen, Brady (Mariah) O ’Brien of Bremen, Wilson Collamore, Jr. of Warren, great grandchildren, Kevin (Mae), Jennifer, Amanda, Kaylee, Kyle, Sheldon, Chloe, Timothy, Norma Bella, Parker and Fletcher, great great grandchildren Marlow and Rowan, great nephews Toby Harris and Todd Harris, niece Eunice, nephew Brian Collamore, and daughter-in-law Cindy Collamore.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Church in Newcastle. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Bremen.