Obituary: Adria Callan, Cherished Mother And Community Leader 2024


Adria Callan: A Life Cut Short by Addiction

Adria Callan: A Life Cut Short by Addiction

On September 25, 2023, the community of Solon was heartbroken by the loss of Adria Danielle Callan, a beloved mother, friend, and musician. Adria’s life was tragically cut short by addiction, leaving behind a void that will be deeply felt by all who knew her.

Early Life and Childhood

Adria was born on December 1, 1978, in Skowhegan, Maine. She grew up in Bingham, where she spent countless hours playing with her close friend Josh and visiting her grandparents, whom she affectionately called Grammy and Pappy. Adria’s love of music blossomed early on, and her sunny disposition earned her the nickname “Deedles” within her family.

Education and Career

Adria graduated from Carrabec High School in 1997, where she excelled both academically and musically. Her exceptional voice and talent for a cappella performances of the National Anthem became a cherished memory for her classmates and the community. Inspired by her interactions with residents at a local nursing home, Adria pursued a career as a music therapist at Bradford College.

Family and Legacy

Adria’s greatest joy came from being a mother to her two children, Kimberley Landry and Mark Oliveira II. She was a devoted and loving parent who cherished every moment with her family.

Adria’s memory will live on through her children and the countless lives she touched with her kindness, compassion, and musical gifts. Her story serves as a reminder of the devastating impact of addiction and the importance of seeking help and support for those who are struggling.

Ways to Support Recovery

In lieu of flowers, Adria’s family requests that donations be made to organizations supporting the recovery of addicts and their children. Some recommended charities include:

By supporting these organizations, we can honor Adria’s memory and contribute to the fight against addiction, helping others find the path to recovery.