Portland - Colleen B. Morse, 54, passed away on November 20, 2023, at Maine Medical Center. She was born on November 11, 1969, in Alexandria, Virginia, the daughter of Eugene Lowell Morse and Mary Isabelle Goodwin.\n\nColleen grew up in Ellsworth and Orono, graduating from Orono High School in 1988, where she made lifelong friends. Family was the most important thing to Colleen, and while she has a large, close family of her own, she made everyone she surrounded herself with feel like family too. Throughout her life, she held various jobs, from bartending to l demolition, as well as aerobics instructor, and working on the Portland waterfront. She was a force of nature that brought light and energy to every room she entered. Colleen had a passion for life, enjoying social gatherings, concerts of all kinds, road trips, and karaoke. Her love of the beach and the ocean was unmatched, and she named her boat "Soulshine," reflecting her ability to share her true soul with everyone she encountered, by connecting with people as no one else could. Colleen lived as her authentic self, leaving a lasting impact wherever she went. All those in her world knew they were special to her, as she didn’t leave anything unsaid.\n\nColleen is predeceased by stepfather George Goodwin and is survived by her loving family, including her parents and stepparents Elizabeth Morse and Frederick Jordan Jr, ; children, Cielle Cloutier and husband Joey of Lisbon, Maxwell Addams of Auburn, and Ariana Burrell of Portland; fiancé, Shawn Leary of South Portland; sisters, Angela Blanchette and husband David of South Portland, Megan Black and husband Richard of Otis,; grandchildren, Boston Rogers and Isabella Cloutier; as well as her nieces and nephews, Chloe, Noah, James, Mackenzie, and Sylvie; and countless friends that she considered family.\n\nVisiting hours celebrating Colleen's life will be held from 4:00 to 7:00pm on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at Conroy-Tully Walker South Portland Chapel,\n\n1024 Broadway, South Portland; with additional visiting on Friday, December 1 from 10:00am to 12:00pm, with a Memorial Service at noon.\n\nA Celebration of Life will also be held on January 8, 2024 at Dimillo’s Restaurant in Portland.