Lorilee I. McAuliffe

Oct 01, 2019
Lorilee McAuliffe

Bangor — Lorilee Irene (Waltz) McAuliffe, 63, died Sept. 27, 2019, after a long, courageous battle with health issues.

Lorilee was born June 10, 1956, in Waldoboro to Margaret Helen Kimball and Kenneth Eugene Waltz Sr.

She graduated from Rockland District High School in 1974, where she was a strong student and played for the Tiger softball team, among other school-related activities.

Over the years, she called many places home, including Monrovia, Calif., but lived most of her life in Maine, including Rockland, Stockton Springs and Bangor.

Lorilee enjoyed a distinguished career, which included stints as a bookkeeper and in accounting departments for companies in several states. Among the places she worked in Maine were Bangor Steel, Freightliner of Maine, Bickford Auto Body and Cohen and Cohen Law Offices, all in the Bangor area. At an early age while living in the Midcoast, she also worked as a cashier at a local grocery store and as a waitress at the Rockport Lobster House.

Her passions included playing bingo, cards, horseshoes and cornhole, and she enjoyed camping, doing crossword puzzles and watching murder mysteries on television, along with being an avid fan of the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox, specifically Tom Brady and Carlton Fisk.

Lorilee, who was never afraid to speak her mind, had a taste for hot, spicy sauces and sour food, and loved spaghetti, tripe, crab meat, Maine shrimp and, of course, ice cream.

Lorilee, who had a caring, loving, generous personality and always put the needs of others before herself, enjoyed a special bond with all family members, but none more than her beloved “angel,” Hailee Langley, her granddaughter, and spending as much time as possible with her great-granddaughter, Kinslee.

She also spent many precious moments with her mom playing bingo and traveling to places such as Foxwoods Resort Casino.

In a sign of her zest for life and overall fighting and survival spirit, Lorilee refused to let a life-altering heart condition, suffered at age 43, keep her from doing the things she loved as she worked hard for a measure of normalcy over the final 20 years of her life.

Lorilee was predeceased by her parents, as well as her first husband, Butch Alley.

Lorilee is survived by her children, Joshua McAuliffe, and his wife, Chelsea, Jennifer McAuliffe and Chad McAuliffe, all of Bangor; her siblings, Kenneth Waltz Jr. and his wife, Sarah, of South Thomaston, Marguerite Dean of Powell, Tenn., Scott Ingraham and his wife, Wendy, of Brooklin, Diane McGuire, Curtis Waltz and Chris Waltz, all of Waldoboro, and Linda Mountainland of Union.

Lorilee also is survived by her second husband, Elmer McAuliffe, and his wife, Debbie, of Winterport; her grandchildren, Evan McAuliffe, Hailee Langley, Grace McAuliffe, Gavin Pierce, Arianna Pierce, Loveanna McAuliffe and Achilles McAullife; great-granddaughter Kinslee Phillips; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of Lorilee’s life is being planned by family and the date and venue will be announced later.

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