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Margaret "Maggie" (Wakelin) Carle

April 12, 1951 ~ August 26, 2018 (age 67)

Margaret (Maggie) Wakelin Carle, the daughter of Miriam and Edmund Wakelin, was born in Holyoke, MA, on April 12, 1951.  She died from cardio complications on August 26, 2018, at her home in Old Orchard Beach.  Maggie was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.  Her life was filled with love, joy, and fulfillment.
Maggie attended schools in Holyoke, MA, and Falmouth, ME.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, graduating summa cum laude in Educational Media and Children’s Theater, from the University of Southern Maine, and her Master of Arts degree in Educational Media from Framingham State College.

Maggie grew up summering at Biddeford Pool, ME.  At age 14, she founded the Sandpiper Play School, where she instructed children in sand castle construction and beach lore.  As an adult, Maggie taught art in Needham, MA, and later, when she moved to Maine, in the Bath area and on Long Island.  

Maggie was a certified green artist, whose works featured all natural materials.  She exhibited her work with local art associations and especially enjoyed curating the community art gallery on Long Island for 10 years.

Maggie married Stephen Carle, sea captain, lobsterman, and product manager at Bath Iron Works.  The couple lived in Woolwich and on Long Island, where Steve’s family had summered since the early 1900’s.  They raised two children, Matthew, a butcher and lobsterman, who was his mom’s caregiver, and Emily, who is an RN.  After Steve’s passing in 2001, Maggie winterized the cottage and became an active member of the community.  She left the island in 2013, due to health complications which continued to plague her the rest of her life.
In addition to being an artist and art teacher, Maggie was a musician and song writer for more than 50 years. She performed with autoharp, drums, and voice in local choirs and small folk groups.  Maggie was a member of the Council of Women, a Native American group, and a woman of faith and devotion.  She drew inspiration from all of nature, especially the sea.  Maggie also loved belly dancing, gardening, and the deep fulfillment she experienced with friends.    Together, all these ingredients added up to the life of creativity and beauty that characterized Maggie Eliza Wakelin Carle.

A celebration of Maggie’s life will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, ME, 04074, where Maggie was a member.  The service will feature tributes and music.  People are encouraged to bring drums and musical instruments.  A reception will be held at Duffy’s, 168 Saco Avenue, Old Orchard Beach.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Blue Point Congregational Church to fund handicap accessibility

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