Vicki Leigh Spaulding, age 64 of Bath Maine passed away unexpectedly on the evening of June 21st in Massachusetts. Vicki began battling Small Cell Lung Cancer on 11/24/2019 which resulted in a brief remission until the return of the cancer in her lungs, liver, lymph nodes and bones. She battled all of it courageously facing so many hurdles each time and after a recent accidental fall, her body simply couldn’t continue the battle and she suffered several complications resulting in her passing.
Vicki left behind her only child, Marjanna Roy and husband Alton of Skowhegan, only granddaughter Mikayla Chase of Skowhegan, her only sister Cindy Young and husband Mike of Bellingham Massachusetts, niece Renee Smith, her husband Scott Smith and her daughter Emma Nadine Smith and Nephew David Seamone as well as her younger brother Marty Sapulding, his wife Kellie of Massachusetts and their two children. In Vicki and Marjanna’s world, family wasn’t always by blood, they had many friends they considered family. A special hug goes out to Vickie Shute of Fairfield Maine, Kevin Shute of Maine, Callie Carr of Belfast, all of the Chase family of Cornville Maine, Richard Palmer of Maine, Michele Buzzell of Waterville Maine, Lynne Simpson of Milford Massachusetts and the very special Brenda Perry of Steuben Maine.
Vicki was the third born and first daughter of six children, to Malcolm, “Mac” Spaulding and Violent Nadine Spaulding (Francis) in Massachusetts. She was a wonderful student and bonded with her mother as a very talented Baton Twirler, Captain of her squad and the Majorette of their marching band, enrolled in and graduating from Rockland District High school in 1976. Not long after, she spent the majority of her time working full time at a car dealership and daily, visiting her beloved mother Nadine through a brief
but severe medical illness resulting in an unexpected passing and leaving her three younger siblings at home. The family again, unexpectedly suffered the additional loss of family with her younger brother Rusty, predeceasing Vicki. In 2006 the Spaulding family again suffered the loss of the great, stupendous, sly, grinning, jokester and life long trucker Mr. Malcom Spaulding. It goes without saying, she wished she had much, much more time with her father who moved to Florida in the early 1980’s. Her oldest brothers
Randy and Terry also predeceased Vicki and despite it all, they also held a very special place in her heart. She was also predeceased by her maternal grandparents Vernon and Minnie Francis as well as her step mother Kay Spaulding and her son Ronnie.
Vicki moved to the coastal area of Maine to temporarily stay with her Uncle David and Aunt Arlene before meeting her best friend Vicki Shute, in 1979 and truly felt Maine was where she belonged. Another close family friend Sarah Carr contributed to her life as well as Sarah’s daughter Callie Carr who persevered in life and without question, dropped everything to be a second mother figure to Vicki’s daughter Marjanna, born in 1983. Through medical and psychiatric obstacles, Vicki raised her only daughter with support from Marjanna’s “Grampie” (Vicki’s father) and several close family/friends mentioned above over the years.
As a single mother, she spent 6 years at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Business Management; proudly celebrating with her daughter, close family/friends, father and stepmother Kay as a major accomplishment in her life. After, she spent many working years devoted to balancing and managing budgets as well as structuring key policies for her employer. Vicki was also quite the talented customer liaison throughout her adult life and showed her skills while managing her small business called 2nd to None Office Services in the Central Maine area over more than the last decade.
She was in love with Neil Diamond and ecstatic to have attended a concert of his in Las Vegas. Her final Baton Twirling competition performance in High School was choreographed to his very famous song "Coming to America". She passed on her love of travel to Marjanna as summers were spent at water slide parks, zoos, historical landmarks, aquariums and shopping malls. She also invoked talent on her only daughter with dance in the form of Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Acrobats for much of her childhood. After living in California for a few years, Marjanna announced her pregnancy in 2005 and Vicki quickly returned to Maine. She, without question, took every opportunity available to spend with Mikayla and greatly adored watching her as a Flyer on the community center sponsored cheerleading squad, the Skowhegan Indians. She equally adored her time with her only sister Cindy Young of Bellingham Massachusetts and for the last decade made many lasting memories together.
A very, very special thank you goes out to Diane (formerly of Catholic Charities), Kelly Jeremie of Oakland, Donna Dewitt and the employees of Maine Behavioral Health Organization for their undying support of Vicki and her family, in her times of greatest need prior to and after her passing.
In July, a graveside ceremony will be held for immediate family and close friends/family at the Francis/Spaulding graveside plot. She will be laid to rest with her maternal grandparents Vernon and Minnie Francis, mother, father, brothers Rusty and Randy in Stockton Springs, Maine. Anyone wishing to convey their condolences may donate in her memory to the Lafayette Cancer Center in Brewer Maine.
May you finally rest in peace Mom, with much too soon lost family, loved ones and our heavenly father; walk, breathe, twirl that fire baton, fly and be free!