Nakoma Gabriel

Nakoma Gabriel

Monday, September 26th, 1977 - Friday, May 22nd, 2020
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Indian Township – Nakoma J Gabriel, 42, unexpectedly passed away at his home on May 22, 2020. Nakoma was born in Calais to Roger Ritter and Lorraine Gabriel on September 26, 1977. He grew up in Indian Township, graduated from Calais High School, class of ’95 and later went on to earn his associate degree in Business at Washington County Community College. Nakoma loved learning and dreamed of acquiring his master’s degree one day. He was once chosen from a national competition to participate in an internship in Washington, D.C. that coincided with his drive to help others.

Nakoma was smart, talented and had an infectious laugh that brought joy to everyone around him. He played on many coed sports teams at Indian Township, including softball and volleyball. He spent countless nights over the years camping at Chain Lake and was a huge Red Sox and Patriots fan. Nakoma loved his family to no end, he treated his nieces and nephews like his own, always making time for them, he would wrestle, joke, guide and teach them like a father.

Nakoma was predeceased by his mother, Lorraine; step-mother, Brenda Breeze; a brother, Mark Allen Stevens; a sister, Tiffany Stevens; nana, Mary Gabriel and grandmother, Rita Ranco.

He will be forever in the hearts of his father, Roger Ritter of Indian Township; siblings, Bethany Gabriel, Ryan Gabriel, Anthony Dark, and twin sister, Nikia Neptune and her husband, Darin Campbell, all of Indian Township; fourteen nieces and nephews, Tiffany, Danielle, Glen, Kelsey, Laticia, Adrienne, Noah, Darian, Tré, Malleah, Sylvia, Sipuhsis, Ryan and Alex; several aunts, uncles and cousins; his paternal family in Germany and too many friends to name them all.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Nakoma’s family has made the difficult decision to forgo a public wake. They will hold a private time to gather and celebrate Nakoma in the coming days. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.
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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Nakoma’s family has made the difficult decision to forgo a public wake. They will hold a private time to gather and celebrate Nakoma in the coming days.


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Lynda Duplissea

Posted at 11:04pm
It was with sadness that I read of Nakoma's passing. I will remember how his smile brightened my classroom as well as the hallways of CHS. May his family and friends find comfort in their memories of times spent with him. - Mrs. Duplissea


Posted at 01:34pm
Condolences to Roger and family for your loss.

Elizabeth Bowdoin

Posted at 02:52pm
Roger, we are both so sorry to read this news. I always remember “the twins” as such adorable babies and of course their big sister Bethany. Please take care and know our sympathies and prayers are with you. Beth & Brian Bowdoin


Posted at 11:10pm
I wish I had known Nakoma..... my daughter in law recently introduced me to his infectious smile..... fly high with the eagles brother Nakoma.... you are missed ..... by those who knew you and those who wished they knew you.... your mission has not will be remembered always....

Ben's Dive Shack Savage

Posted at 11:36am
Nakoma was like a hidden pirate treasure. As his teacher, I discovered and learned many things from Nakoma. He was full of kindness and compassion. Something that is very rare in today's society. As a work study student at WCCC, he was very reliable and had a strong work ethic. In addition, he was personable, polite and always laughed at my corny jokes and chimed in with a good story. I vaguely remember meeting his parents at awards night; however, I'd like to say they did an exceptional job in raising this young man. Nakoma was the type of person that saw the good in everyone and never criticized people for their faults. Like pirate treasure, he was a true gem with a heart a gold. I was blessed to have known him. My deepest sympathies for his family and friends. My prayers are with you.
Nickey Dubey

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