Rosella Mae (Torrey) Frey

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Rosella Mae (Torrey) Frey

July 08, 1937 - December 31, 2018

Bangor - Rosella Mae (Torrey) Frey, 81, passed away Dec. 31, 2018, after a long, hard battle with illness, never losing her beautiful smile nor the twinkle in her eye. Rose was born July 8, 1937, the daughter of Fred Torrey and Victoria Pyzinski Bouchard. She had two sisters, Katherine Gray and Merry Briggs, and a brother, Fred Torrey Jr.
Rose is survived by son Robert Bissell and his wife, Theresa, of Orrington; son Charles W. "Billy" Bissell and his wife, Lynn, of Brewer; daughter Judy (Bissell) Giroux of Orrington; grandchildren Patrick Cole, Alicia Bissell, Matthew Bissell, Judy (Ring) Long, Heather Ring, Angela (Ring) Nelson, William Bissell, Jeremy Bissell, Anthony Bissell, Kristin Giroux and Kira (Giroux) Shaw; and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two husbands, Robert Bissell and Augustin Frey; a son, Barry Bissell; and a daughter, Terry Lee Ring of Orrington.
Rose is fondly remembered by special lifelong friend Phyllis Malone and many other special friends and staff at Ross Manor's Engel Place, especially Marcia, who brightened her days with love and comfort. Also providing their beloved "Mamie" with so much love until heaven called were great-granddaughters Seanna and Tiara, alongside their moms.
Rose's strength, compassion and loving heart will always be remembered.
A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2019, at the Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 55 South Main Street, Brewer. Relatives and friends are welcome to call from 12 noon until time of service, Friday.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Rose in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the Ross Manor Engel Place Activities Program, c/o Marcia Theriault, 758 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at
Published on January 2, 2019
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David Briggs
Jan 05, 2019
Rosie was my Great Aunt. I recall her quite fondly. She was warm and kind. I remember as a child visiting her at a bank she was working at on Main St. In Brewer. My Grandmother Merry Briggs adored her sister and the feeling I could tell was mutual. I am sure they are both up in Heaven laughing and exchanging stories.
Larry T Doughty
Jan 04, 2019
Condolences to Rosie's family. Rosie was such a sweet and personable friend of several years. Always dealt with her at the teller at the Merchant's bank here in Brewer. Bes to all.
Barbara and Mark Biscone
Jan 03, 2019
So sorry for your loss of mother, grandmother, and friend. So blessed to have met her. ♡
Mary Ray Coombs Hartmann
Jan 03, 2019
Sorry for the loss of this lovely lady, she was a gem for sure, rest in peace Rosie, family and friends were blessed to have her in their lives , you could never forget sweet Rosie
Jan 03, 2019
Deepest thought and prayers . Rosie will truly be miissed. May be rest in peace.
Linda LaPree
Jan 03, 2019
Sorry for your loss to all your family. Prayers for you all.
Barbara Frey
Jan 03, 2019
Rest in peace Rosie. Love Barbara and Gus, Kristen and Craig. Always loved and always remembered.
Engel Place Ross Manor
Jan 02, 2019
Rose Was an amazing soul. The Crew Here is going to miss her Very Much So. Thank you So much for allowing us to have the time we did with her.
Jan 02, 2019