BRUNSWICK — Edith Christina “Tina” Baldwin, 45, died peacefully July 24 with family by her side at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H., after a six-month battle with leukemia.
Born Oct. 2, 1965, in Concord, Mass., she was the daughter of Peter Tileston Baldwin and Nicole Bellefeuille Baldwin. Her family moved to Maine in September 1975, where she attended Harpswell and Topsham schools. She graduated with honors from Mt. Ararat High School and University of Maine Orono, where she received a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
A lifelong passion for reading, she eventually made it her career by selling books and literature. In 1987 she began working at Bookland in Brunswick, working briefly at the Bath store, and returning as assistant manager of the new Greater Bookland and Cafe. In 2001 she became co-owner until the store closed in October 2008. Most recently she was employed as a receptionist at the Law Offices of McTeauge Higbee.
A homebody, she enjoyed time in her gardens, working on home projects, and attending to the birds in her backyard. She looked forward to summers when her mother would come from Quebec City to live with her, and her winters were full of Christmas zest. In 2007 she adopted her beloved Beagle, Jess. She also enjoyed antique toys and games, baking, her Mini Cooper and traveling whenever possible.
She was predeceased by her father in 1979, and her brother, Andrew Tileston Baldwin, in 2005.
Surviving are her mother, Nicole, of Quebec City; two brothers, Thomas Tileston Baldwin and James Tileston Baldwin, both of Brunswick; her godparents, Giselle and Andre Villeneuve, and her aunt Lise Bellefeuille, all of Quebec City; her uncle, Jean Bellefeuille and his wife Francine, of Montreal, Quebec; her cousin, Anik Villeneuve-Hammond, her husband, Danny, and their daughter Camille of Quebec City; and her best friends, Mallory Richter and her son, Mark of Brunswick, Karla Gagnon of Bath, and Jean Haler of Topsham.
The family would like to thank Dr. David Benton and the staff at Mid Coast Hospital, and Dr. Cocav A. Rauwerdink and the staff at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
A celebration of her life will be held at Mackerel Cove Field, Bailey Island, at a date to be announced.
Donations in her memory may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202
Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St. Brunswick.
Memorial condolences may be made and a video tribute may be viewed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.