Marlene J. Ross, 69, of Simpson Meadows, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, May 20, 2018 after a long illness.
She was born October 22, 1948 in Sanford, ME, daughter of Roland and Mary (Allen) Gray. Marlene earned her high school diploma from Wells High School.
For 47 years, Marlene was the personal caretaker of Melvin Weiner of Ogunquit. Marlene was adventurous and loved the outdoors. She loved going for rides on the motorcycle and had a memorable trip to Tennessee. Marlene also enjoyed snowmobiling, camping and crafting. She moved to Florida for 3 months, only to discover that Maine was her true home.
She will be sorely missed by all of the residents in Simpson Meadows and remembered as the “Lady in the Window” who waved to everyone as they came and went.
Marlene was pre-deceased by her parents, husband Carl Ross, and brother Paul Gray. Surviving are her companion of 5 years, Arthur Shaw of North Berwick and his children, Tory Turcotte and Adam Shaw and their 4 children and grandchildren; her son Ernest Ross of Wells, daughter Sherri Ross of Wells; 2 sisters, Patricia Hodgdon of Springvale and Barbara Hannaford of North Berwick; 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Friends who wish may contribute in her memory to the American Lung Association, 122 State Street, Augusta, ME 0433.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, July 9 at 11 AM in the Oceanview Cemetery in Wells, ME. Arrangements are entrusted to the Johnson Funeral Home, 26 Market Street, North Berwick, ME 03906