Shannon Emily Durham, 44
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BIDDEFORD -- Shannon Emily Durham, 44, of Biddeford and formerly of Wells died suddenly on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Southern Maine Medical Center.
She was the devoted daughter of Micheline L. (Stevens) Durham-Coulson and her husband Ernie Coulson of Wells and the late Edward E. Durham. She graduated Wells High School in 1987 and was a whiz with computing and design graphics.
Shannon was a loving person who very much enjoyed her daughter Cassandra Durham and her granddaughter Summer Marie Durham to the hilt. All the children in her neighborhood ended up at her home and she was known to all as Grammy.
She had an amazingly big heart and was always ready to please and help. She volunteered at Seeds of Hope Pantry in Biddeford, where she also took her granddaughter and other neighborhood children, to explain the needs of other people and to know God.
She was living in Biddeford with her fiance David Boynton; they loved fishing as well as having all the different children around, especially Summer Marie.
Besides her mother, step-father and fiancee, she is survived by her daughter Cassandra Durham and her granddaughter Summer Marie Durham both of Rochester, N.H. She also leaves her twin sister Marcella Mayo and her husband Bruce, another sister Angie Stone-McCarthy and her husband Joe, two brothers Steve Stone and his wife Becky and Edward Roy Durham all of Wells; as well as nieces and nephews Bethany Stone, Steve Stone, Nicole Mayo and Josh Mayo all of Wells.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Wells Harbor Gazebo, 208 Sanford Road, Wells. In case of rain, the service will be moved to the Wells Ogunquit Senior Center at Moody, 300 Post Road at 12 noon. Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Shannon's guestbook.
In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to:
People's Choice Credit Union
656 Hiltons Lane
Wells, ME 04090
All donations will be used for
Summer Marie's general college fund as this was Shannon's wish
Shannon Emily Durham
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on June 18, 2013