Nancy J. Atkins, 66West Gardiner, MaineMarch 16, 1942 - December 10, 2008Nancy was born March 16, 1942 in Hollis Center, Maine, passed away at Maine Medical on December 10, 2008 in Portland, Maine.Nancy was highly regarded for her delicious baked goods which she distributed to local stores and families through her home baking business 'Nancy's Home Cooking', prior to this she was employed by Shop and Save in Augusta and Fullers Market in West Gardiner. Her generosity towards others touched everyone she crossed paths with and she always put the needs of others ahead of her own. Delivering hot meals and providing hope and humor to her friends even in her time of need was a standard she lived by.She will be remembered for her total devotion to her children, grandchildren and her great-grandchild and friends which brought her joy and fulfillment. Nancy is survived by Robert (Bob), her beloved husband of 25 years, son Darrell Stevens and wife Courtenay, daughter Rhonda Stevens Day and husband Michael, and daughter Lori Ouellette and companion John Bade, step son Jeffrey Atkins as well as eight grandchildren, Melissa, Ashlee, Kimberly, Courtney, Ian, Sarah Sam and Jessica one great-grandson Lucus, and a host of relatives and friends.A viewing will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, December 13th at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, Maine. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Sunday, December 14th, also at Staples Funeral Home followed by a reception for friends and family at the Gardiner American Legion, 46 Griffin Street, Gardiner, Maine.Donations in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society.