Shirley Theresa (Beane) Ladd

AUGUSTA – Shirley Theresa (Beane) Ladd, 88, of Waterville, passed away peacefully the evening of May 16, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Appropriately, there was a flower moon that night.

Shirley was born on Sept. 27, 1933 to Charles and Della Beane and attended Waterville High School. She began her career working at the candy counter in McLellan’s Department Store and in time, became the store’s manager. In 1968, she was named Manager of the Year for the Northeast Division.

In 1970, Shirley married the love of her life Maurice “Nick” Ladd and became an instant mother to his four children. Shirley and Nick always shared a deep and special bond, even when dementia began to incapacitate her in her later years. After their marriage, Nick and Shirley owned 3G’s restaurant in Skowhegan, and then in 1977, they purchased The Villager restaurant in Waterville which they ran until their retirement.

Shirley is survived by Nick Ladd, her husband of 52 years; and her four children and their spouses, Susan and Larry Jewett of Leeds, Calla and Steve Roy of Falmouth, Mark and Lee Anne Ladd of Clifton Park, N.Y. and Megan Ladd of Yarmouth. She is also survived by her sisters Joyce Graf of Brunswick and Dana Jacques of Waterville; as well as 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews; and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Notre Dame church in Waterville on June 6 at 10 a.m. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home,

The family would especially like to thank the staff of Bedside Manor for the constant and attentive care they provided Shirley during her time there.

And when the work of grief is done,

The wound of loss

will heal

And you will have learned

To wean your eyes

From that gap in the air

And be able to enter

the hearth

In your soul where your loved one

Has awaited your return

All the time.

From “For Grief”

by John O’Donohue

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the

Bedside Staff

Appreciation Fund

c/o Scott McManaman

210 Country Club Rd.

Oakland, ME 03963

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