- Ada E. Tilley, 80, wife of the late George A. Tilley Sr., passed away on Sunday evening, May 13, 2018, at a Bangor healthcare facility, following an extended illness. She was born on November 29, 1937, in Bristol, New Brunswick, the daughter of Alfred and Doris (Shaw) Banks. She attended school in Bristol, NB, and was married to George A. Tilley Sr. on October 20, 1954.
She was a dedicated and hardworking homemaker, and enjoyed flowers, gardening, bird watching, baking, cooking, and spending time with her family.
In addition to her parents, Ada was predeceased by her husband, George, on April 23, 1994; one grandson, Jessie; two brothers, Winston and Roland Banks; and two sisters, Violette Garth, and Barbara Brooker. She was also predeceased by her son Jeffrey's companion, Barbara Merrithew. She is survived by five sons, Kenneth Tilley and his wife, Anna Miriam, of Oceanside, CA, Stephen Tilley of Bangor, Jeffrey and Peter Tilley, both of Fort Fairfield, and George Tilley Jr. of Presque Isle; two daughters, Nancy Wilson and her husband, Jim Sr., of New Sweden, and Peggy Baker and her husband, Lee, of Lancaster, NH; one brother, Wallace Banks and his wife, Laura, of Shelburne, Ontario; twenty-one grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Sunday, May 20, 2018, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, Fort Fairfield, where the funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Mark Babin officiating. Interment will follow at Peers Cemetery, Caswell. A time of continued fellowship with refreshments will be held after the interment at the VFW Paul Lockhart Post Number 6187, Presque Isle Street, Fort Fairfield. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Mrs. Tilley to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gibersondorseyfuneralhome.com
Published on  May 16, 2018