Seventh Generation


541. Diana Lee Orcutt was born on 11 April 1939 in Rockland, Knox County, Maine, USA. She died Breast Cancer on 3 January 2008 at the age of 68 in Harpswell, Cumberland County, Maine, USA. HARPSWELL - Diana Lee (Orcutt) Kent, 67, beloved and cherished wife of Erwin Kent, went home peacefully Jan. 3, 2008, after an eight-year battle with breast cancer. Diana was born in Rockland, to Lawrence and Beverly (Simmons) Orcutt, previously deceased. When Diana was five years old, her father gave his life in service in World War II. She never stopped missing him. She was raised on Swans Island and then spent 20 years in Seal Cove and Bangor. In 1977, she moved to Cortland Manor, N.Y., to continue raising their family with her husband of almost 30 years, Erwin W. Kent. After her children went to college, Diana went back to college to become a counselor for alcoholics and addicts, having always had a deep compassion for those suffering with that illness. She enjoyed private practice for several years and was admired and respected among her peers. Once retired Diana and Erwin built their dream home on the coast of Maine, where Diana spent hours creating a beautiful home and stunning gardens. Every year the family would travel from all throughout the country to share Thanksgiving dinner together, determined to keep the family tradition alive for the grandchildren. Diana often could be found in her third floor studio creating gorgeous quilts and family heirlooms for her eight children and 14 grandchildren. She will be especially remembered for her incredible artistry. Diana is survived by her loving husband, Erwin Kent; eight loving children and their spouses, Pamela Johnson, Lynn and Peter Costello, Wayne and Jennifer Johnson, Laurel Johnson, Laurie and Frank Pzschowsky, Roger and Donna Kent, Terri and Carl Pascarella, and Lisa and John Orlowsky. Diana had 14 grandchildren in whom she delighted, Ian, Ryan, Peter, Stephen, Kelly, Heidi, Ben, Matthew, Carol, Alana, Andrew, James, John and Drew. She is also survived by her loving siblings, Jerry Orcutt, Nancy Carter, Richard Carter, Joanna Kohler; and lifelong friend, Elsie Coffee. Thank you Diana for loving us and sharing yourself with us. We will miss you every day of our lives. Friends are invited to call 2-4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Visitation will be held 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday at Atlantic Baptist Church, Swans Island, where funeral services will be held noon with Pastor Jack Traugott officiating. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, Swans Island. Contributions in Diana's memory may be made to Maine Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 553, Portland, ME 04112. Condolences may be expressed online at www.jordanfernald.com <http://www.jordanfernald.com>. She was buried on 8 January 2008 in Rose Hill cemetery, Atlantic. Five Johnson children.

Diana Lee Orcutt and Larry E. Johnson were married on 10 February 1956. Larry E. Johnson, son of Chester Arthur Johnson and Hazel M. Reed, was born on 2 June 1932 in Tremont, Hancock County, Maine, USA. He died on 3 February 1996 at the age of 63 in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, USA. He was buried in Center cemetery, Seal Cove, Tremont, Maine.140

Diana Lee Orcutt-4726 and Larry E. Johnson-32405 had the following children:

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Pamela Johnson-66315.

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Lynn Johnson-66316.

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Wayne Johnson-66317.

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Laurel A. "Laurie" Johnson-66319.

Diana Lee Orcutt and Erwin Walter Kent were married on 22 July 1978 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. Erwin Walter Kent, son of Maurice Almond Kent and Irene Mae Hamblen, was born on 20 June 1935 in New York City, New York County, New York, USA. Lived at New York City.