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Priscilla A. (Callanan) Wieland
October 13, 1931 ~ February 23, 2022 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Priscilla Wieland, renaissance woman, wife, mother, grandmother to five boys, aunt, sister and friend,
passed away peacefully in the early hours of February 23, 2022, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
in Scarborough after a short illness. She was 90.
Priscilla was born Priscilla Allegra Callanan on October 13, 1931, to Ruth and Walter Callanan of Danvers,
Massachusetts. Known as Cindy to her friends, she was the eldest of five children in her family including
her twin brother David Callanan, her younger brothers Dana Callanan and Aaron Snow, and her sister
Priscilla grew up in Danvers and as a young girl would spend her summers on Chebeague Island where
she grew to love Maine and the Atlantic Ocean. Her post high school years were one of discovery as she
attended The State Teachers College at Fitchburg for one year, toured the East coast dirt track circuit as
a stunt car driver and eventually moved to Las Vegas where she met the love of her life and husband of
more than 60 years, Leonard “Jack” Wieland.
As the wife of an Air Force Sergeant, she spent several decades in the Midwest and Southwest and
overseas to Italy for three years, but her heart and soul always yearned to return to the East coast and
the Atlantic Ocean of her youth. When her husband finally retired from the military in 1972, she moved
her family to her beloved Maine where she spent the remaining 50 years of her life.
Priscilla possessed a gentle and compassionate heart and loved all animals, especially cats, many of
whom she brought into her home over the years to the dismay of her husband. She loved birds, herons
and ravens particularly, and small furry creatures of all varieties. Priscilla was also a published poet and
a direct descendant of Priscilla and John Alden of the Mayflower. She appreciated all art, impressionists
were her favorite, and would listen for hours to the symphonies of the great composers but also dance
with friends all night long to the songs of Neil Diamond. While in Italy, she was thrilled to attend a
performance of La Boehme at the La Scala opera house in Milan. After moving to Maine, she designed
and built several houses in the York and Kittery area and was also the Front Desk Manager at The Stage
Neck Inn for many years.
Priscilla is survived by her two sons Rhett Wieland and wife Kimberly Wieland of Philadelphia and Lance
Wieland and wife Donna Wieland of Scarborough, her five grandsons, Spencer Wieland, Colby Wieland,
Alex Wieland, Willoughby Andrews and Asher Wieland, and several nieces and nephews.