Stetson's Funeral Home

Edith "Tina" Baldwin

October 2, 1965 - July 24, 2011


Brunswick-Edith Christina "Tina” Baldwin, age 45 of Stanwood Street, died Sunday, July 24, 2011, after a 6 month battle with leukemia. She passed peacefully with family by her side at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH.

She was born October 2, 1965, in Concord, Mass, 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 from Mt. Ararat High School 1983 and University of Maine at Orono, both with high honors and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. She started employment at Bookland in Brunswick in 1987, working briefly at the Bath store, and returning as assistant manager of the new Greater Bookland and Café in Brunswick in 1993. In 2001, she became co-owner until its closing in October of 2008. Ms. Baldwin was most recently employed as a receptionist at the Law Offices of McTeauge Higbee.

Tina had a passion for reading since she was a child, eventually making it a career, selling books and literature. A certified homebody, she enjoyed playing in her gardens, continuous home projects, and giving full attention to the birds in her backyard. She enjoyed her summers when her mother would come to live with her from Quebec City and her winters were full of Christmas zest. In 2007, she adopted her beloved Beagle, Jess, and her home was complete. She also enjoyed antique toys and games, baking, her Mini Cooper, and traveling whenever possible.

Surviving are her mother, Nicole, of Quebec City; her brothers, Thomas Tileston Baldwin and James Tileston Baldwin, both of Brunswick. She was predeceased by her father in 1979, and her brother Andrew Tileston Baldwin in 2005. Also surviving are 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 cousins, 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. She also leaves her adored Beagle, Jess, in the loving arms of friends and family.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Mid Coast Hospital including Dr. David Benton and at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center including Dr. Cocav A. Rauwerdink.

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., where memorial condolences may be made and a video tribute viewed at



A celebration of her life will be held at Mackerel Cove Field, Bailey Island at a date to be announced.


Peggy Flynn
I feel fortunate to have worked with Tina for the short two years she was at MH. I had the distinct pleasure of working closely with her while training her on a rather detailed function and was amazed by her dedication to excellence in all that she undertook. I miss seeing her smiling, sweet face every day that I worked and bartering with her for one of her homemade peanut butter cookies. God keep you, Tina, and sincere sympathy and blessings to Tom, Jim and Nicole, as well as to her many friends.
Daniel Kopyc
My sincere condolences... I remember Tina from grade-school, and though the memory is probably thirty long years old -- like many others here, I can still see her radiant, beaming smile -- and she always had a sincere, natural warmth even then, so young. I am sad that I did not get to meet Tina again during her adult life in Brunswick, but it is a blessing to read that she led such a rich life -- and through the bookstore indeed must have touched many people's hearts. Peace and comfort in this time of loss to her family and dear friends.
Allison Lee (Brawn) Stanley
I will forever rememeber the great times we had at Bookland closing. Tina was a good friend and a BIG heart! We had many a good chats and I finally got to work for her before they closed Bookland. I remember as a teen going into the Bath store wide eyed, ready for my new recommendation from Tina. Then when I got a chance to work with her in Brunswick. Tina, I wish you peace. To the Baldwin family, my sincere sympathy! The world lost one of it's best!
Millie Johnson
Nikki, Tom & Jim. No words can express the sadness I feel of the loss of your beloved Tina. She was a beautiful woman, always with a smile and a helping hand. You are such a strong family, holding on to those positive thoughts and wonderful memories will get you through. It's those memories and those shared by so many of your friends the will keep Tina close in your's and our hearts. I'm sorry I won't be here for the memorial service at Mackerel Cove but know I will be there in heart & mind. Will keep up on facebook with all the goings on and be there for you if you need. Much love & prayers! Millie
Monica Jackson-Brown
T.B. You were a pleasure to work for, and I will miss you.
Anne (Johnson) Jameson
Nikki, Tommy and Jim, my heart is broken for yours and the world's loss. I remember the little time we were neighbors on Green Street and shared the same white picket fence. From my perspective looking over the fence at you - you were beautiful. Nikki you are an amazing mother. Although I didn't get to know your husband (other than shopping at The Hobby Shop), I know he was an amazing man. Your children are amazing themselves. The world is a better place because of each of you - each of you bring smiles to all of those around you. After seeing a Baldwin smile - how can one contain smiling themselves? The burdens of the day, temporarily, melt away... I won't say Tina was, or that Andy or your husband were beautiful. But rather, that they ARE beautiful and always will be. Tommy, Nikki and Jim - please know you are in my heart and that the world mourns with you... deeply. Anne Jameson
Paula Jacunski
What a beautiful tribute to Tina. As one of her nurses, unfortunately I did not get to know her until she became ill. She was a joy, a special person, someone I had wished I had been friends with and known while she was well. She & I had a running banter about a dog I was contemplating adopting, which I never did. When I finally do find the right dog, though, it will be Tina's dog. We've lost a very special soul. Nikki & family, my heart goes out to you.
Kathy Meade
Tina brought joy, intelligence, a wry sense of humor, compassion, excellence and a generous spirit to everyone and everything she touched. I've had the sincere pleasure of considering myself her friend for the past few years. She will be greatly missed.
Barbara Boyce
I knew Tina from when she worked at Bookland first in Bath, and then in the Brunswick location. Tina was a lovely person and always had time to help you look for a book. She also was very helpful to me one time with making sure my daughter got a book back that was left in the Portland store. She went out her way to be helpful, and I always will remember for her help. I extend my thoughts and prayers to her family at this very difficult time.
Kelly Schell
I never met Tina; but hearing about what an incredible person she was, I feel like I missed the opportunity of a lifetime. My heartfelt condolences go out to her family, her friends and all who knew her. ~ Kelly
Laurie (McKenna) and Will Cron
Seeing the Baldwin Family pull together to support their daughter/sister through her illness was really amazing and a testament to the great people they are. May the beautiful memories of Tina's life stay close in your hearts. Please find comfort in the arms of your family and friends during this difficult time and know that you are loved.
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