Diane Fawcett-Ohlson passed away in the early morning hours of Monday April 27, 2020 at her home in Winslow, ME after a courageous battle with cancer.
Diane was born on November 12, 1948 in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of Deloris (nee Younglove) and Hugh Bartlemus.
She is survived by her loving husband Mark Ohlson,
children Elaine Fawcett, John Fawcett (Pam), Laryssa Hiller (Scott), Nicole Swain, grandchildren Molly, Emily, Mike, Brandi, Tyler, Roscoe, Oak, and great-grandson Marco. She was predeceased by her parents, her sisters Lindsey and Elaine, and her beloved cats, L.T., Midnight, and Sammi.
Diane's life always involved helping others wherever
she lived and worked. Her life found home in far flung
places – New York, Connecticut, Florida, Vermont,
Massachusetts, Germany, Oregon, New Hampshire,
and in her final home in Maine. In Fairview she was
active in the Watershed Council and volunteered with
the local police department. Her need to bring love
and support to her family through large gatherings and
holidays extended to neighbors, coworkers, and friends
as she nurtured those in her vicinity with the same
importance and care.
Diane loved to cook and often could be found dancing
in her kitchen, singing to Barbara Streisand, Adele, or
Michael Buble'. She loved her plants and her garden
(especially her lilacs) and was an avid photographer. Her
beautiful photographs traced the path of her life from
east coast to west, across Europe and Asia, and back to
the woods of New Hampshire, and the coast of Maine.
Diane's family would like to thank the doctors,
nurses, and staff of New England Cancer Specialists in
Scarborough, ME and at Dana Farber Cancer Institute
in Boston, MA, as well as Northern Light Home Care
and Hospice of Waterville, ME for their dedication and
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Snell Foundation for support of cancer patients at
New England Cancer Specialists in Scarborough, ME
in Diane's memory. Snell Foundation, PO Box 6304,
Scarborough, ME 04070. www.snellfoundationmaine.org/