Rae B. Tapley

Nov 22, 1929 - Jan 21, 2018

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Medway - Rae B. Tapley, 88, died on Sunday, January 21, 2018, at Millinocket health care facility, surrounded by those she loved. She was born on November 22, 1929, in Millinocket, the daughter of Harry J. and Grace B. (Cram) Fiske.
Rae grew up in Medway, and was a graduate Medway High School, class of 1947. Rae was Medway Town Clerk for many years, and then worked as secretary to the principal at Medway Elementary School for more than 20 years before retiring in the late 1980's. After retiring, she enjoyed travelling with her husband, Calvin C. Tapley. Some of their favorite trips included Hawaii, Las Vegas, Tennessee, Arizona, and a cruise to the Bahamas. Rae looked forward to going out for her Wednesday morning "Breakfast Club" - Betty, Darlene, Carmen, Betts, and Val, and always enjoyed family get-togethers. Rae always looked forward to her monthly visits with Frank and Anne Davis. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Rae is survived by five children, Michael Tapley and his wife, Beth, of Cape Canaveral, Florida, Patricia Fleming and her husband, Dale, of Chandler, Arizona, Jeffrey Tapley and his wife, Shirley, of Medway, George Tapley and his fiancée, Tammy Elliott, of East Millinocket, and Brenda Stanley and her husband, Phillip, of Medway; nine grandchildren, Peter, Kris, Todd, Jaimie, PJ, Jason, Nicole, Michelle, and Chad; ten great-grandchildren, Zachary, Althea, Alexandra, Oceana, Austin, Oliver, Nicholas, Calvin, Nathan, and Henry; a sister-in-law, Diane Fiske of Medway; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Calvin C. Tapley, with whom she shared 53 years; siblings, Ruth Furlotte, Benjamin Fiske, Arthur Fiske, and Roderick Fiske; and a grandson, Todd Fleming.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at the Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack Street, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 25, with Rev. Kendall Sperrey officiating. Spring interment will be at the Grindstone Road Cemetery, Medway. Gifts in memory of Rae may be sent to the Katahdin Area Support Group, P.O. Box 374, Millinocket, ME 04462. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.
Published on  January 23, 2018
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