Susanna C. Starr, 54, died at home Sept. 24, 2010, after an extended illness.

Born in Damariscotta July 2, 1956, she was a daughter of Charles and Marvel Maines. She lived in Round Pond as a child and attended area schools, eventually earning her GED. She continued her education another two years at the college level.

Despite suffering from a long-term disability, she was a loving and compassionate person who was always giving to others, her family said. She loved cooking, sewing, making candies and arts. When her children were young, she also enjoyed sewing clothing for them.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Misty Maines.

Susanna is survived by her family and friends, including James L. D’Orazio and his companion, Denna R. Dyer, of Portland, Corey D. Poland of Mexico, Nathan C. Poland of Biddeford, Joel B. Poland of Vassalboro, Cleo P. R. Poland of Palermo, Janelle J. Burley of Freeport, Douglas Poland of Rockland, Charles Maines of Round Pond, Blain Carrol of Thomaston, Thomas Jackson of Rockland, Dot Jackson of South Thomaston, Raymond Ott of Warren and Clyde Burley of South Portland.

A gathering of remembrance will be held Saturday, Oct. 2, from noon to 8 p.m. at Susanna’s home, 370 Main St., Apt. 2, Warren.

Those who wish may make memorial donations to Break of Day Inc., 82 Greenleaf Road, Westport Island, ME 04578.

Arrangements are with the Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland. To sign Susanna’s online guest book, visit obituaries at bchfh.com.