Sophie M. Lombara, 93, of Wiscasset died at her home Dec. 14, 2009.

Born on Jan. 1, 1916, in Saugus, Mass., she was the daughter of Stanley and Anna (Rydzewski) Ostrowski.

Sophie grew up in Lynn, Mass., and attended St. Michael’s School as well as
the Breed School in Lynn. In 1938, she married Stanley Lombara at St.
Michael’s Church, the same church where she attended school.

For many years she helped her husband in his retail photo stores in both
Lynn and Melrose, Mass. The couple moved to Wiscasset during the 1970s
where they operated the Wiscasset Country Store on Route 1.

They loved to travel and made it to Poland several times to visit family. She enjoyed gardening and loved spending time with her family, including her special cat, Onyx.

She was predeceased by her husband in 2000.

She is survived by a son, Stanley and his wife, Ella Florence Lombara of Wakefield, N.H.; a daughter, Anna Ranta of Wiscasset; three sisters, Stella Krzywicki of Salem, Mass., Steffe Dembowski of Lynn, Mass., and Lottie O’Malley of Lynn, Mass.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be held Thursday, Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church in Newcastle. She will be laid to rest with her husband in the St. Patrick’s Cemetery following the service.

Arrangements are with the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta. Condolences to the family may be expressed at