Janie M. Lucas
April 15, 1964 - February 10, 2014
Janie M. Lucas, 49, formerly of 38 Gammon Road, Buckfield, died Monday, February 10, 2014, at the d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston, following a five-year battle with cancer. Born in Lewiston on April 15, 1964, she was the daughter of Roderick and Cynthia Bellavance Newton. Educated in local schools, she was a graduate of Leavitt High School, Class of ’82. Prior to retiring due to illness, she was employed for many years as a medical secretary. Janie was an avid scrapbooker, loved tending her flower gardens, and was a devoted mother to her son Evan, who was the light of her life. Her long illness gave her perspective, and on March 6, 2011, she wrote “Make that phone call, have that conversation. Send that letter. Tell that person you love them more than anything. Tomorrow is a gift, not a promise.” Besides her son Evan of Buckfield, survivors include her father and “second mom”, Roderick and Patricia Newton of Turner, her grandmother, Elsie Day of Turner, four brothers; Lawrence and wife Kendra Newton of Sumner, Michael and wife Kelly Newton of Buckfield, Terrance and wife Tracey Richardson-Newton of Saco, and Mathew Newton of New York, three sisters; E. Lorraine and husband Lloyd Green of Norway, Patsy and husband Rock Stevens of King, NC, and Trudy Newton and fiancé Shawn O’Connor of Belgrade. She was predeceased by her mother, an infant son, Ryan Lucas, and a brother, John Newton.