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Along with her many friends and colleagues in Camden and around the state, we are mourning the passing Saturday, Aug. 3,  of Sara Montgomery after her lengthy battle with cancer. 

Sara was a colleague, leader and friend, and more, to so many.

A native of Camden and a graduate of Camden-Rockport High School and the University of New Hampshire, Sara followed her father, David Montgomery, into the insurance field, starting her career in 1978 with Hartford Insurance. Five years later, Sara came home to Camden to work with her dad at Allen.

As she honed her expertise and the company grew, Sara rose to the post of executive vice president, earning the respect of her colleagues and clients for her smart, friendly-yet-direct way of doing business. Sara was known for going out of her way to get a challenging job done right (and always with a smile).

Sara supervised the human resource, accounting, property, marketing and information technology aspects of our company. She also served the insurance needs of a large number of business clients.

Sara was a Camden Rotarian and a Paul Harris Fellow. She was involved in many charitable efforts in our community, most notably the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, the Ragged Mountain Recreation Area Redevelopment, the Pen Bay Healthcare Foundation and United Mid-Coast Charities.

There is so much more to Sara than her list of accomplishments — she was about the people and places she loved, always making sure to express her love and appreciation for them.

A celebration of life is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 22 at 3 p.m. at the Camden Snow Bowl.

Memorial gifts in her memory may be made to the Ragged Mountain Recreation Area Foundation, P.O. Box 438, Camden, ME 04843. Condolences and memories may be shared with the Montgomery family by visting their book of memories at longfuneralhomecamden.com.

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