ST. GEORGE — Lianne Ami Schwalm, 29, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 4, 2022.

Lianne was born Feb. 19, 1993, in Weymouth, Mass. She moved to Tenants Harbor in 2002 from Quincy, Mass., when she was nine years old, with her mom, dad, brother and grandmother to her great-great-grandparent’s homestead, where her grandfather was born and her grandparents first met.

Lianne attended the Della Chiesa and Lincoln Hancock School in Quincy, Mass., Saint George Elementary School and George’s Valley High School, the Mid-Coast School of Technology in the class of 2011, and University of Maine Farmington.

She played tenor saxophone, saxophone, clarinet, flute and drums. She played in the Saint George Elementary and honors school bands.

She had a deep love of the water. Lianne was a student and later a sailing instructor for the St. George Sailing Club, and was also in the Rockland High School Sailing Team. She was a Girl Scout, belonged to the first Lego League and first Robotics League and played softball in her youth.

Lianne loved anything to do with technology, fixing it or setting it up and helping others. She loved playing video games and making and meeting new friends around the world.

She also worked in her hometown of Saint George at the Tenants Harbor and Port Clyde General Stores, where she learned about retail work and met lots of new friends.

Lianne later took a position at the Thomaston Walmart which began her career journey, including working stores in Augusta and Brunswick. Lianne was also proud to be chosen to represent Augusta, Maine, at the Walmart Shareholders meeting in Arkansas this summer in 2022. She loved the challenge of making the most unhappy customer of the day leave with a smile. Lianne herself always had a smile that could cheer anyone’s day. She leaves behind many special work friends.

Lianne loved spending time with her partner Lillian, her daughters and her beloved dog Ollie. She always enjoyed bringing the fun to camping, swimming, hanging out and sharing any adventure together.

Lianne will be remembered as a daughter, sister, granddaughter, partner, aunt, niece, cousin and friend, and for putting smiles on her nephew and nieces’ faces as well as anyone she met. She was always available as a helping hand to family, friends or even a stranger. Lianne loved a good pun and dad jokes, and we can still hear her laugh in our hearts. She tried to turn the bad into the good; that is just who she was. Her smile and personality lit up anyone who was around her, and it was impossible to be anything but happy when around her. She was the sunshine in our lives. We will cherish these memories. There will never be enough words that we can use to describe Lianne, she was one of a kind. We were lucky to have gotten to know you for as long as we did. We love you, and we will miss you always.

She is survived by her parents Brian J. and Julie A. Kallio Schwalm; brother Brett J. Schwalm and his wife Katherine and their two children Gabriel and Evelyn; grandmother Elizabeth (Jonason) Kallio; partner Lillian Pearson and her three daughters Ayana, Lexie and Ashlyn; aunts Deborah (Kallio) Ducharme and Jayne (Schwalm) Kollias and her husband Nicholas Kollias; uncle Paul Schwalm and wife Julie; cousins Paul, Jason, Keith, Jessica, Kady, Reef, Kristy, Blake, Nicole, Erica, Ted, Emily, Megan, Nicole and Daniel; special friends Aaron, Cody, Meagan, Josh, Alec and everyone else whom she loved deeply; and her dog, “good boy” Ollie.

Lianne was predeceased by her grandparents Charles and Theresa Schwalm; grandfather Edward Kallio; aunts Lori Kallio, Lynn Kallio Tanofsky; uncle Mark Schwalm; and cousin Peter Eleuteri.

Services were private.

In Lianne’s memory, donations may be sent to the Carolyn Kanicki Music Fund PO Box 153 Tenants Harbor, Me 04860 (checks payable to Saint George School) or any other charity of your choice.

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