Rhonda Lynette Lovley Bianco


Presque Isle - Rhonda Lynette Lovley Bianco, 60, passed away March 18, 2019 at the Aroostook House of Comfort in Presque Isle, ME after a long courageous battle with throat cancer. Born in Presque Isle, ME on April 6, 1958, she was the daughter of Edwina Ellis Lovley and the late Sterling (Pat) Lovley.
Rhonda's work career was in the printing field which started soon after high school graduation, employed by Northeast Publishing Company in Presque Isle. She later moved to Fayetteville, NC where she worked for Nationwide Printers. Eventually she and her husband, Joe, opened their own printing companies, Carolina Printers in Fayetteville, NC and Creative Printing and Litho in Gulfport, FL.
In 2012, Rhonda was an award recipient from the American Red Cross "Real Heroes" for her volunteerism at the Gary House in Portland, Maine. While seeking treatment for her deteriorating jaw bone at Mercy Hospital in Portland, Rhonda was staying at the Gary House. When not in treatment, she unselfishly and willing donated her time cooking, cleaning, or whatever it took to make the guests at Gary House feel welcome.
Rhonda loved life, wearing a constant smile on her face, with a memorable laugh. She was very creative constantly decorating and making crafts. She was an excellent cook always cooking for family and friends. She will be remembered for having great resilience, a coffee in her hand with a "jig in her step", living the moment and "Doing the Dance"!
Rhonda was predeceased by her father, Sterling Lovley and her son Sterling Ross Bianco. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Bianco of Tampa FL, her children Gilbert Forbes, Jr., and his companion Ashley Weishuhn of Cheboygan, MI, and Victoria Bianco of Presque Isle; her stepchildren Angel, Jessica, Joseph IV, and Tiffany Bianco; her grandchildren Gabriella and Gibson Forbes; her two sisters Sharon and her husband Alton Hedstrom of Caribou, ME, Joanne Skidgell and her companion Toby McMann of Easton, ME, her brother Patrick Lovley and his wife Barbara of Punta Gorda, FL. She leaves behind special nephews Robert Reid, Shawn, Seth and Samuel Lovley and special niece Angela Wilson.
Rhonda's family would like to especially thank the staff at the Aroostook House of Comfort who so lovingly cared for her in her last days.
Respecting Rhonda's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral held. A Celebration of her life will be held, in the fall, on September 14, 2019 at the Castle Hill Advent Christian Church. Donations may be made in her memory to Aroostook House of Comfort, PO Box 811, Presque Isle, Me 04769 or to the Castle Hill Advent Christian Church % Kay Taylor, 323 Turner Rd, Castle Hill, ME 04757.
Published on March 25, 2019
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Sylvia McHatten
Jul 18, 2019
Edwina, I just now heard of Rhonda's death and am saddened. She was a glad heart and I never ever ran into her that we didn't end up laughing. My condolences to you and her family. Again I'm so sorry that this is so belated. Love, Sylvia and Dale
Amanda Tran
Mar 28, 2019
Our deepest condolences to the family. I loved Rhonda with my whole heart. She always treated me as I was one of her own. I have such wonderful memories of sitting at her kitchen table in Florida with Angie and laughing so much with her. She always had the best spirit and could make you smile even on the worst days. I’ve been praying for the family. All my love, Cuddy
Connie Ellis Brown
Mar 27, 2019
My deepest condolences to Edwina and family. Prayers of peace and comfort.
Donna Dean
Mar 27, 2019
A lifetime of memories. You were such an inspiration and a ray of sunshine always! Until we meet again my friend.
Phyllis Forbes Lovely
Mar 26, 2019
Such a special person. Time had a lot of ups and downs, but you were always a part of my heart and always remained my sister-in-law. So glad I got to see you my last trip home. Love you lady. I know you're singing and dancing with the angels. Looking forward to seeing you again one day. One tough lady. πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜πŸ˜β€β€
Debbie Engelbrecht Nelson
Mar 26, 2019
Such a beautiful person, inside and out. I still hear your laughter, and it makes me smile. You are holding your precious baby, finally. Xoxo
Brenda Whitney
Mar 26, 2019
I will miss you so very much! Rhonda you always made my day and my visits up there are never going to be the same without you! I will see you again some day and we will sit and talk and laugh! You were loved so much!!!!! πŸ§’πŸ§’πŸ§’πŸ§’πŸ§’πŸ™πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ
Sharon Hedstrom, oldest sister
Mar 26, 2019
You had so much courage fighting your cancer. We were so proud of you! You were the lively little spider monkey right up to the end. We will miss your special hawaiian beans and your big personality 😍. β€œLimes in the Coconut β€œ and doing the dance! Until we meet again ... ❀️❀️❀️πŸ₯₯πŸ’ƒπŸ½
Stephanie Coffin
Mar 26, 2019
Special lady who touched every person she came in contact with! She's dancing in heaven with no more pain ! Never to be forgotten, till we meet again ! Rest in peace! Prayers and thoughts with the family! Sincerely Stephanie Coffin
Ethel mccausland st.peter
Mar 26, 2019
We grew up together, both our families , we have so many memories growing from very young thru high school. The laughter and fun couldn't have existed without you there! You will be so sadly missed but never forgotten! Love you alot! Ethel and family
Elizabeth Devoe
Mar 26, 2019
I am so glad you came into my life, you have been an inspiration to me. We have laughed, cried and laughed some more. I miss you so much. I will never forget you. Loved you called me your best friend..... Love forever and always.... πŸ’˜ πŸ˜ƒ πŸ‘Ό
Rose Dougherty
Mar 25, 2019
I will always love you my dear, sweet friend. Even though we hadn’t seen each other in a long time, we were 2 peas in a pod. You were like a big sister to me when I got to Italy and I was only 17, you took me under your wing! I will never forget you. Until we meet again! Rosie