Barbara McKernan passed away Wednesday at the age of 86.
Many people know McKernan as the mother to former Governor John McKernan Jr., but she had a long list of other accomplishments.
McKernan was once a Bangor city councilor during her 70 years in the city, and was also the president of the Maine Municipal Association.
McKernan passed away due to complications from emphysema.
Former Governor McKernan issued a statement, saying quote ":No one could have asked for a more caring, involved or loving parent.":
A funeral service for Barbara McKernan will be held Saturday at 11am at the all souls congregational church in Bangor.