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Palm Coast’s Joann Boardman, 48, Found Dead in Maine After Her Son’s Wedding

| September 7, 2011

Joann Boardman was found in her car, which was partially submerged at the end of Maine's Route 184, sough of Bangor. Click on the map for larger view.

The Bangor Daily News is reporting that Joann Boardman, 48, was found dead in her rental car at 6:30 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 5) near the small Maine town of Lamoine, 30 miles south of Bangor. The car, a a 2012 silver-colored Ford Focus, was submerged at the end of Route 184, which essentially dead-ends in Eastern Bay, a rustic but rugged part of the Maine coast a small distance to the north of Bar Habor.

“It appears that Boardman had just left a family wedding reception to return to her hotel in Hancock but headed in the wrong direction,” Maine state police wrote in a statement. “Boardman was not familiar with the area of the crash where the paved road ends at the ocean’s edge.”

Boardman was reportedly returning from her son’s wedding.

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5 Responses for “Palm Coast’s Joann Boardman, 48, Found Dead in Maine After Her Son’s Wedding”

  1. Kara Rowe says:

    My dearest friend Joann was a 1000% devoted wife and mother. She loved life, family, work & friends. She was my best friend throughout my 20’s and then she moved to Florida with the absolute Love of her life to start a family. We had just reconnected on Facebook and had been talking about getting together. I am in absolute shock that such a needless and senseless loss has taken place!!

    I cannot believe after so many people have driven into the ocean that the town, county or state of Maine did not take much better precautions to care for the people of Maine and our seasonal visitors from out of state.

    Police say they don’t know if speed was involved? Well, let me tell you – my friend loved her family more than there are words to describe! She would never in a million years or under any circumstances risk her life. Jojo is someone that thrives under pressure and is not prone to panic. The area does not seem to be well lit, from what I understand it was foggy that night and the tide was high!

    Please, I ask everyone to write to the town of Lamoine, our Governor, Representatives and Congress and tell them you are outraged this terrible tragedy took place. This could have been avoided with proper signage and proper lighting!! Will it be you next time? Will it be your friend, wife, husband or child? This situation must be fixed!!

  2. John Gold says:

    Was a neighbor of mine. Shame to see her gone. Best wishes to her 3 boys, and husband. Just remember you have your own lives to live, and although I know you would want your mother back, I am sure she wouldn’t want you to grieve to long. So please never forget her, but never forget your lives go on.

  3. Billy Bob says:

    If you look at the street view in Google Maps you can see that the road abruptly ends, with minimal warning. This could have happened to anyone unfamiliar with the area, especially at night.

  4. Ask yourself says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  5. R.I.P. Jomama says:

    Joann was a great mom,wife,friend and neighbor. She was very devoted and motivated everyone. I am going to miss her sweet smiling face. She is going to be missed greatly. Please everyone keep her husband and 4 boys in your prayers,ask God to give them strenght to go on with life. Now we have Jo close to our heart and in our memories forever ! TandZ

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