Shannon Lanteigne

WEST GARDINER -- Shannon Betty Lee Lanteigne, of Beckwith Lane, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 29, 2009, at Maine Medical Center, Portland.

Shannon is survived by her parents, Danny and Jennifer Lanteigne, of West Gardiner; grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and many outstanding cousins.

Special thanks to the staff at Maine Medical Center and the Litchfield Country Store for their love and support; we have received more than a daily cup of coffee there.

A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at Cherry Hill Cemetery, West Gardiner. Family and friends are welcome.

On your journey to heaven, oh, littlest of angels, We'll forever give thanks, You came first to our arms, where you lay in warm sweetness for the briefest of moments, our name on your bracelet ... Baby girl of my own. Not even the rosebud, nor the first crocus petal, could match the soft wonder of your small, flowering face ... Though you lingered, oh briefly, our torn hearts found comfort, and you fair, infant presence gave our sorrow a grace. Etched in our memories, to hold and to treasure, are experiences we had not known; These you gave, in your innocence, to your mother and father; and oh, little darling, we are richer by far, to have held you a moment, then to never to have held you at all.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME 04357.