Bobby Jean Palardy, 70, of Newcastle, passed away in her husband’s arms on the evening of Feb. 6, 2010. Born in St. Pauls, N.C., on Jan. 28, 1940, she was the daughter of Gentry and Bernice Cribb.

She moved to Newcastle with her husband in 1986. She worked at Hannaford’s and Yellowfront Grocery for several years as a cashier. Prior to this, she worked as an electronic technician for Sanders Associates, where she received several awards and bonuses for cost savings in electronics production, and for being an exemplary employee.

She was an avid and expert cross stitcher, and made many beautiful pieces. She loved her pet Shih-Tzu China and her two cats, Chester and Mr. Dillon (Rumpy).

She loved her family dearly, and is survived by her husband of 51 years, Andrew G. Palardy Sr. of Newcastle; her children, Cheryl Anne Thompson and her husband, Bob, of Deland, Fla., Sharon Louise Palardy of Lowell, Mass., and Andrew Palardy Jr. and his wife, Patty, of Sebasco Estates; her mother, Bernice Collins; her sister, Marian Cullum; and her brother, Mellor Collins, all of Pasadena, Md.

A service for Bobby Jean will be held, and announced, in the spring. She will then be laid to rest at the St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Newcastle.

Arrangements are with the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home in Damariscotta. Condolences for the family may be expressed by visiting