Barbara Wade

September 24, 1949 ~ November 11, 2021 (age 72)


One day you will read in the papers that Barbara A. Wade of Walpole, Maine is dead. Don’t believe a word of it! At that moment she will be more alive than ever before. She has flown away, gone up higher to be Home with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


Barbara Ann Wade of Walpole died peacefully at Cove’s Edge in Damariscotta, on November 11, 2021, at the age of 72, and is now home with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

Born on September 24, 1949, in Rochester, New York, to John and Ruth Mudge, she is survived by her loving husband James -being blessed to celebrate their 50th year anniversary together over the summer. Barbara is also survived by daughters, Kimberly Pauley and Amanda Fortier, with their husbands, Jason and Kevan respectively; grandchildren, Mikayla and Morgyn Pauley, and Autumn and Phebe Fortier; sisters, Bette Johannes and Patricia Maynard and their husbands Dan and Kurt respectively; brother-in-law, Samuel Thomas Wade; along with several nieces and nephews, Dawn Fix, William, James and Susan Wade, Gabriel Johannes, Holly Slater, Caleb Johannes, Erickson John Maynard and Benjamin Maynard, in addition to many more family and friends.

She had a contagious smile, and everyone who knew her adored her. She loved her family dearly, always willing to spend time with them no matter how she was feeling. The only thing she loved more than her family is the One she is in eternity with today, Jesus. Barbara was a people person who lovingly cared for her own mother and mother-in-law for many years, she enjoyed reading and teaching, having taught Bible studies within her own home church at the First Baptist Church in Waldoboro, where she was a greeter for many years.

Barbara was a supportive wife, loving mother, grandmother, dear sister, and friend. She will be desperately missed, but is with her Lord today in eternity, where there is no more pain, tears, or death. 

The family wishes to express sincere thanks first to God Almighty for bringing Barbara into eternity with Him, we are grateful for the First Baptist Church of Waldoboro, Thomaston Assembly of God and Twin Villages Church in Damariscotta for their faithful prayers, letters and visits, and the staff and volunteers at Cove’s Edge, Miles Memorial Hospital and Beacon Hospice for their tender care of such a beloved woman.

A Celebration of her life will be held on December 18, 2021, at 2:00 PM at the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, Maine, 04543. A private interment for the family will be in Farmington. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Baptist Church, 71 Grace Avenue, Waldoboro, Maine, 04572.

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Memorial Service
December 18, 2021

2:00 PM
Strong-Hancock Funeral Home
612 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543
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