Arbor Jane Huegel

GARDINER – Our loving mother passed peacefully on Sept. 30, 2022, to be with her Lord Jesus Christ. She was born March 27, 1947.

Arbor Jane was predeceased by her husband, Francis Huegel; mother Delia Grace; her siblings, Muriel Anne, Marianne, Peter, Frank, Frederick, Forest Jr and Kenneth.

Arbor Jane is survived by her loving children, son Larry Mason Jr., wife Cindy, their daughter Samantha, daughter Karen Skidgell, fiancé John, her children Katie and Jamie; daughter Tammy Usher, husband Leroy, their children Jacob, Samantha and fiancé Chris and Summer and boyfriend Luke and great-grandchildren Kiley, Dustin, Evelyn and Axl. She is survived by siblings, Teddy, Dannie, Neil, Larry, Hunter, Bunny and Ceceil.

Mom had many passions over the years including a tropical fish shop, ceramic shop and most recently an embroidery business. She shared her love of creativity, her humor, and her passion in every piece she created. She passed on her passions and creativity to her children in many ways including her beautiful singing voice, which was passed on to her daughter Karen and granddaughter Summer. Mom cared for every person she met and showed compassion and empathy and taught us to do the same. She loved us fiercely and never let us forget how much, and she taught us to love unconditionally and to forgive often. She will live on in our hearts and memories forever, with all of the values she taught us.

I would like to give a special thanks to all the nurses and staff at Beacon Hospice for caring for our mother during a very difficult time.

A service to honor her will be held at Staples Funeral Home in Gardiner on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. followed by a celebration of her life at her daughter’s home in Pittston.

Arrangements are entrusted with Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, Maine. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website,

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