Erin Marie Nolin, 46, passed away peacefully in Cape Elizabeth, Maine on May 25, 2023 after a prolonged and gritty fight with melanoma, surrounded by family and loved ones. Erin is survived by her wife Laura Martin; her parents Bob and Sue (Mulvaney) Nolin; her mother-in-law Rita (Perron) Martin; her sisters-in-law and brothers-in law Angela and Dan Triggs, Hingham, MA and James and Elizabeth Martin, Denver, CO; nieces and nephews Haley, Nick, and Lindsey Triggs, Nathaniel and Aidan Martin; cousins Matt and Mike Nolin, Lisa, Ken and Dan Sliwa; and many heartbroken friends and loved ones.\nErin was born on October 30, 1976 in Worcester Massachusetts to Bob and Sue Nolin. She was a graduate of Oxford High School and Northeastern University where she majored in Biology. She devoted her career to cancer research, both in and outside of the laboratory. While remarkably successful at work, she was wise enough to know that time spent outside of work doing what she enjoyed with the people she loved was what mattered most. Even facing a terminal illness, she continued to live life to the fullest, ensuring there would be no regrets when the time came.\nErin was in so many ways a walking study in contradictions. She loathed being the center of attention, but at six feet tall and stunningly beautiful, Erin always turned heads, and never once escaped notice in any room she ever entered.\nShe was an only child who loved the quiet and being alone, yet chose to marry into a boisterous “good batch.” She was an introvert who lived a very social existence, usually with a smile.\nShe had an infectious laugh and the best eye roll game in town. If you were on the receiving end of either, it was not a subtle message.\nShe professed to never being too keen on kids, but simply adored being an aunt, both officially and unofficially.\nShe was a fierce athlete who excelled in any physical endeavor be it flag football, snowboarding, CrossFit and even completing an IronMan triathlon and several marathons. Yet she was perfectly content as a homebody sitting on her couch in front of the TV and a nice fire.\nShe never cared for animals until she did. Once Georgia Peaches Dickel Nolin Martin, a spirited Goldendoodle, entered their lives, she melted Erin’s heart, got spoiled rotten and turned Erin into a dog mom of the type that that would have previously earned one of Erin’s patented eye rolls.\nErin stayed salty to the end, flipping birds and giving Laura flack for any perceived transgression, all while looking like a supermodel. So many people loved her for being her true, unapologetic, authentic self at all times, and for always telling it like it is. The world is a much better place for her having been in it, and she will be terribly missed.\nIn lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Erin’s honor to the Be Like Josh Foundation (belikejosh.org).\nPlease join family and friends for a Celebration of Life on Friday, June 2nd, 4pm-7pm at Rising Tide Brewing Company, 103 Fox St. in Portland, Maine.