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BUCKSPORT - Dena passed away peacefully at Bangor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on October 20, 2015. Dena was born a "blue baby" in Orland, Maine, on September 26, 1929 to Ralph and Laura Lally.

Dena was a graduate of Bucksport High School. Prior to her retirement, she ran Dena's Market in Bucksport, Maine, for many years. Dena was famous for her italians and her one of a kind personality. During her retirement years, Dena moved back to the family home in East Orland where she enjoyed spending time with her family. She enjoyed family get togethers as they were an opportunity to tell a joke as well as to enjoy some homemade biscuits. Dena spent many a day up at the Farm Pond simply enjoying her surroundings. She had a love for animals and took great pride in caring for the family dogs. Dena also enjoyed spending time with friends at the local store and driving around in her "yellow bird." She will be greatly missed by all of those whom she has touched.

Dena is survived by her sister, Annalee Eldridge of East Orland, Maine, brother Richard (Dick) Lally and his wife, Carol, of Bucksport, Maine, and sister Nancy Lally of Southwest Harbor, Maine. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews and her great-nieces and great-nephews.

A celebration of Dena's life will take place at 23 Hatchery Road, East Orland, Maine on Saturday October 24, 2015 from 1-4pm. Her world famous italians will be served, so come hungry. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mt. Hope Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401.
Published on  October 22, 2015
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