Maureen S. Brydon

Birth Date: Feb. 27, 1958

Death Date: Jul. 24, 2012

Maureen S. Brydon, 54, of Dayton died peacefully on July 24, 2012 at her home. She was born in Framingham, MA on February 27, 1958 the daughter of Maurice and Barbara V. (Smith) Sorel. She was a 1976 graduate of Holliston High School in Massachusetts. She earned her Bachelorís Degree from the University of Southern Maine in 1980 and received her Masterís Degree from Boston University in 1987.

Maureen was a communicant of St. Philips Church in Lyman. She worked as a consultant at T.D. Bank retiring in 2011.

She was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority at USM in Portland. She enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Master Gardner Association of York County where she was a volunteer, helping others in the community with who shared this interest. She also planted raised garden beds at the Library in Alfred growing vegetables for the Alfred Shelter.

Maureen considered her having cancer as opening doors that she never would have entered: for example, her love of biking. She rode in the Pan Mass Challenge fron 1999 to 2007 raising $45,000 for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. This led to her joining the Maine Cycling Club which became a very important part of her life. In her discussions with others she always stressed the positive side of her having to deal with cancer and celebrated the connections and relationships that resulted from this experience.

She was predeceased by her mother in 1998.
Survivors are:
her father: Maurice Sorel and his partner Ellen Durling of Homosassa, FL
2 brothers: Mike Sorel, her twin, and his wife Janet of Homosassa, FL
Tim Sorel of Gainesville, FL
6 nephews: Michael Sorel and his wife Jennifer of Homosassa, FL
Stuart Brydon and his wife Sarah of South Portland
Alec Brydon and his wife Britta of Portland
Brian Brydon of New York
Shawn Brydon
Dennis Brydon, both of Golheim, Germany
4 great nieces & great nephews

Visiting Hours will be 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2012 at Hope Memorial Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 28th at St. Philips Church in Lyman. Burial will be in Chadbourne Cemetery in Lyman. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. To share condolences online, please visit



Robyn Woodman Carlucci
Maureen's mom, Barbara, and my mom, Alma, were best friends for years. They were in each other's wedding. Barbara was my godmother. My mother was at Barbara's bedside when she died. Although I haven't seen Maureen since we were children, my mother remained in close contact. Whenever Maureen rode in the Pan Mass Challenge, she spent a night on the Cape at my mom's. The day of my mother's esophagectomy at the Brigham, as I waited anxiously to hear her impending fate from the surgeon, Maureen happened upon me. She was at Dana Farber for a chemo treatment and was searching for me to get word on my mother. Although she didn't recognize me, I immediately recognized her. Her beautiful red hair. Her gorgious snow white skin...and that smile. It was still the same. She was a courageous woman. She stayed in touch with my mother as my mother lived the remainder of her life with me. She loved you very much, Maureen. I hope you catch up with her and your mother again. I'm sure they miss you. Sincerely, Robyn

Brent Woodman
I'm so sad to learn of Maureen's passing. She was the standard of what it is to be a good and caring person. My deepest condolences to Uncle Moe, Michael, Tim and the entire extended family.

Lisa Wolf Palatsky
Tim, I remember Maureen fondly from USM. She was always the level-headed one and set a good example for the rest of us on the floor. I am sorry for the loss of your dear sister. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Sandy & Gerry Moloney
To Maureen's Family - Our deepest sympathies. Maureen fought long and hard, we will miss her. I learned alot from her during her struggles and will never forget her. Love, Sandy and Gerry

Walt Chessa
TIM, so sorry to hear of your sisters passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Cindy Sorel
To My Sorel Family,
I was deeply saddened to learn of Maureen's passing. I know how difficult this must be for all of you.
Maureen was an amazing woman with a very warm and giving heart. As represented in her quest to help others through her fundraising efforts for Dana Farber among many other things.
I have many wonderful memories of time spent with Maureen over the years. From Thanksgiving holidays in Maine to Kayaking "The Springs" in Florida. Or just hanging out with the "Pups", hers,mine, or all of them together.
You are all continuously in my thoughts, my heart and tears are with you as I share in your grief. Sending My Love, Cindy

Cynthia J
I am a mom who lost her daughter 20 months-and completely understand and feel your pain, hurt, devastation, grief, shock and despair. May Maureen's memories help to soothe all you feel now and always, Cindy J mom of Gus 32, Fred 30 and the late Frankie May who was born n 22 of August and left us the 30th of October 2010.Young ladies , RIP-Love your families, friends and all who loved and knew you <3 .It might help you, if you o the Dempsey Challenge held-the q14 and 15th of October in Lewiston. It is an-event especially for cancer patients, survivors and friends and families of those they have lost from cancer. Thi ievent was started by Patrick De psey and his-sister;thier mom had ovarian cancer and is still around It is an awesome event held-at Semard Park in Lewiston.To learn more, go to the dempsey

Bob Casavant
Dear Uncle Moe,
I was so sorry to hear from you yesterday about the loss of your daughter, Maureen. As you know, we have been praying for Mauren's recovery for some time and I was releived when you shared that she passed away very peacefully, without any pain. The good news, is that as beleivers in our Lord Jesus Christ, we have the promise of eternal life in heaven. Jesus promised to prepare a place for each of us who have been faithful in this life. We can all look forward to the day when we will be joined with our deceased loved ones once again. May God bless each one of you who are greiving at this time.
Bob, Marcia andthe Florida family

Travis & Wanda Chapman
Tim & Mike,
So sorry for your loss. It's never easy losing a loved one, especially a sibling. I always enjoyed seeing Maureen when she'd visit. You're in our prayers.
The Chapman's
Travis, Wanda, Nick & Zach

Mary Sanstrom
Maureen touched so many of us within the Delta Zeta Sorority and I am proud to have known her and she will be dearly missed by so many of us. She fought a brave and courageous battle with her cancer and now she is in peace in the loving hands of our Lord and Saviour, one of God's Angels, free of pain, free of cancer, free. She will be always with us in spirit. I send my condolences to her family and friends. Mary Sanstrom, Delta Zeta Sister, Bangor, ME

Rita (Casavant) Maher
To All: May the loss feel today be rewarded with the knowledge that our cousin is surely smiling done from the Heavens above. Another Beautiful Angel has been born. Love Rita

Sharon LeBlanc
I have only known Maureen during the past year while she guided me in taking care of the library gardens. She was a lovely woman, and my heart goes out to her family.

Mike Sorel
I would like to thank all of Maureens Big and Little Sisters, Friends, and Family, who I might not see . All your Help and Support made Maureen and her immediate family Very Grateful. Bless You All Big Mike

Cindi and Gerry Martin
Mike and Janet,
Gerry and I want to extend our deepest sympathy at the passing of your sister. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Cindi

Jean McColgan
Mike, please accept our sincere condolences. Maureen sure put up a good struggle. May she rest in peace.
Jean, John, Christine and Jennifer

Julie Martin
I went to USM with Maureen and am a fellow Delta Zeta. She was the heart and soul of our chapter in college, and her zest for life was contagious. She was a wonderful and courageous woman who will never be forgotten. My heart goes out to her closest friends and family. God bless her.

Jane O'Connor
Maureen was so giving to those of us who attended college with her at Univeristy of Southern Maine. She was a great mentor who assisted everyone with their financial aid packages. She was instrumental in keeping our sorority, Delta Zeta, connected years after we all left college. She will be dearly missed. My condolences to the family. Janie O'Connor


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