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Lana (Terjenian) Vanderweide

October 16, 2017

Augusta - Lana Vanderweide, 72, of Augusta, ME, passed away quietly in the early hours of Monday, October 16, 2017 while in hospice care at MaineGeneral Medical Center. 

Lana was born in Boston, MA, in 1945, the oldest child of Leo and Doris Terjenian. She married her high school sweetheart and husband of 52 years, Harry Vanderweide, before moving to Saint Albans, VT, finally settling in Augusta, ME in 1971.

Lana, a natural caregiver, was a nurse for 36 years at MaineGeneral in Augusta, where she cared for over 18,000 babies and their families.

She was predeceased by her parents, her sister Sherry (Bartolino) Krol of Charlestown, MA, and her brother-in-law, John Wilcox.

In addition to her husband, Lana is survived by her son, Brad Vanderweide and his husband Al Ridolfo of New York, NY, and Litchfield, ME, her son, Doug Vanderweide of Fort Worth, TX, her daughter, Elizabeth Vanderweide and her husband Michael Dovinsky of West Gardiner, ME, her daughter, Amanda Banister and her husband David of West Gardiner, her two sisters Cathy Miles of West Hollywood, CA, and Laura Wilcox of Douglas, MA, her grandchildren: Taylor Banister and Taylor's fiancé, Michael Hersom, Ryan Banister, Skylar Sigman and Sarah Dovinsky, her friends, colleagues and the thousands of babies, new mothers and patients she cared for over her career.

A celebration of Lana's life will be held at 5:30 PM on Friday, October 20, 2017 at New Life Christian Fellowship, 187 Sewall St. in Augusta. As an expression of sympathy, Memorial Donations in Lana's name may be made to MaineGeneral Hospice Care, PO Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903 or online at

Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral Home 53 Brunswick Ave Gardiner


Charitable donations may be made to:

MaineGeneral Hospice
P.O.Box 828 Waterville, Maine 04903,

 Service Information

Celebration of Life
October 20, 2017

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
New Life Christian Fellowship
187 Sewall Street
Augusta, ME 04330

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