HERMON AND BANGOR – Melissa Lynn Travis, 44, passed away February 13, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Bangor, July 6, 1971.
Melissa was a graduate of Hermon High School. She worked many years for Irving Oil Company at the Hampden Irving.
Melissa was predeceased by her mother, Sheila Travis Orcutt. She is survived by her son, Alex Townsend; stepfather, Greg Orcutt; brother, Kevin Travis and his wife Melissa; nephew, Ryan Travis; fiancé, Scott Smith; her son’s grandmother, Edna Taber; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins.
Services will be private for the family. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.

Nurture by Alex Townsend
The Caretaker,
The strong hull of a warship,
The strength of many, confined in one.
The gentle touch of warmth after a cold night.
You provided us all with your safety.
You softened my view of the world.
The pain was yours to bear.
The lessons however, will not depart,
Safely stored inside my heart.
Remembered forever.