Reona 'Rea Rea' (Bean) Heino, 80
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BELGRADE LAKES -- Reona 'Rea Rea' (Bean) Heino, 80, a resident of the Chandler Road, Belgrade Lakes and formerly of Atlantic Avenue, Boothbay Harbor, died peacefully on July 24, 2012, in her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with ALS.
Reona was born in Colebrook, N.H., on Jan. 8, 1932, the daughter of Elmer H. Bean Sr. and Bessie M. (Chase) Bean. She grew up in both Bethel and Portland where she attended local schools and graduated from Gould Academy in the Class of 1950.
While residing in Boothbay Harbor, she owned and operated a local gift shop and two shoe stores. In 1984, when the Flagship Inn opened she began her 25-year career as assistant manager, retiring in 2009.
Reona was a member of the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor. She much enjoyed the fellowship of her lady friends while helping with suppers at the church and charity knitting.
Reona was an avid sports fan, especially dedicated to watching her beloved Red Sox, Celtics, and Dallas Cowboys. She also enjoyed other activities such as knitting, cross-stitching, embroidery, quilting, cooking, and bird watching.
She was predeceased by her parents; and a sister, Barbara Bent. Surviving are four sons, Michial Heino and his wife Dianne of Belgrade Lakes, Danial Heino of Edgecomb, Scott Heino of California, and Jeffrey Heino of Belgrade, one daughter, Pamela Aloupis of Falmouth; one brother, Elmer H. Bean Jr. and his wife Arlene of West Bethel; 12 grandchildren, Amy Heino, Nicholas Heino, ReAnna Heino, Rebecca Ingalls and her husband Scot Crichton, Amanda Jones and her husband Stephen, Kristen Aloupis and her husband Al Ventzek, Evan Aloupis, Vance Aloupis Jr. and his wife Mariella, Kira Aloupis, Kaili Aloupis, Kaici Aloupis and Kaidi Aloupis; eight great-grandchildren, Imogen Bean Crichton-Ingalls, Charles Burkitt Crichton-Ingalls, Matthew Jones, Sarah Jones, Meghan Jones, Allyson Jones, Ella Ventzek and Isabella Aloupis; three nieces, one nephew; her good friend Kim Hodgdon; and her goddaughter Holly Morris.
A beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and faithful, loyal friend to those who knew her, she will be greatly missed.
The family is extremely grateful for the compassionate and professional care provided by Dr. Amy Madden and the staff of the Belgrade Regional Health Center and the staff of HealthReach Hospice and Volunteers of Kennebec Valley. The family would like to express a special thank you to Tina Clement for her compassionate care and friendship provided to Reona over the past few months.
At Reona's request, there will be no public visitation or funeral service. Arrangements are under the care of Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. Condolences, photos and memories may be shared at www.plummerfh.com.
Memorial donations in Reona's memory may be made to:
Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library
4 Oak St.
Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538
Northern New England Chapter
10 Ferry St., Suite 309
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
or HealthReach Hospice
P.O. Box 828
Waterville, Maine 04903
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on July 26, 2012