Loretta Mae Sutherland, 78, died peacefully at home on December 5th surrounded by her three daughters, Pamela Lent, Becky Sutherland, and Cheryl Parker. Loretta was born August 14th, 1942 in Steuben, she was the daughter of Ernest and Kathleen (Pinkham) Hanington.
Loretta graduated from Sumner High school in 1960. Shortly after graduation she married the love of her life John Edmund Sutherland. They were married on October 1st, 1960. They were married until his death on February 22nd, 2015.
She then pursued her career as a domestic engineer. In Loretta’s later years she had a career with the former Stinson’s Canning Company, from March 1981-April 2010. She held several positions at that job; upon her retirement she was assistant supervisor.
Loretta is survived by her three daughters, Pamela Lent and her husband Robert of Monmouth, Becky Sutherland of Sullivan, and Cheryl Parker and her husband Fredrick of North Waterboro. Her three grandchildren and five great grandchildren; Timothy Kachel and his wife Jessica, their children, Harrison, Corinna, Oliver, Holden and Ramona; Patrick Lent and Michael Lent. She is also survived by her beloved four-legged children Rascal and Hazel. Loretta is also survived by three siblings George, Lois, and Dale and his wife Jean. Loretta has several nieces, nephews and many special friends including her companion of several years Gerald Gordon.
There will be no services at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Loretta’s memory to the Sullivan Fire and Rescue, 1888 US Hwy 1, Sullivan Maine 04664.
Arrangements by Acadia Burial and Cremation Direct, 248 State St. Ellsworth. Condolences may be expressed at www.acadiacremation.com.
I miss you Mom…My life will never be the same..
Miss Loretta was a beautiful who loved her family dearly. She is going to be so deeply missed. Our family sends love and prayers as you navigate this loss.
Thank you for all you have done for me during this time. You have been a rock
Loretta was a true friend to my Mom and those who knew her. She raised three strong girls and loved them unconditionally. So very talented at knitting, sewing and cooking! She was my go to person for sewing ribbons on my ballet shoes for recitals and Nutcracker performances. I still use the carrot cake recipe I got from her, it’s delicious! I will always cherish the Christmas stockings that she made for my three kids. She was a person that cared more about giving than receiving. Sending my love and prayers to her girls, Pamela, Becky, and Cheryl.
Loretta welcomed us with open arms. We are going to miss our weekly get togethers. The world lost a good one.
Thoughts and prayers for the families. May you find peace in you wonderful memories of such a beautiful lady. John, the girls and I have wonderful memories of her over the years. ❤️❤️
Loretta was a person that made a difference in everyone’s life that she met. She was a dedicated mother, wife, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend to all of us that were fortunate to be blessed with her friendship. She really knew how to work, raise and love her children, love John, love her friends and cook!!! She’ll be missed by soooo many.
Great photo and nice tribute. I enjoyed getting to know Loretta. She always had great wisdom to share. Prayers to Becky, Pam, Cheryl and Family.
All the best parts of her are in you, Becky
Loretta, you raised a beautiful daughter. You will not be forgotten.
I will miss all the great times we had a Stinson’s. You were truly a joy to work with. RIP my friend.
So sorry for you loss!
Aunt Loretta was a down to earth and honest person with a wicked sense of humor. I will miss visiting her and Rascal. Pamela, Cheryl and Becky my heart hurts for you all. Hugs,