KEZAR FALLS - Anne Bailey Woods Romano, age 89, of Kezar Falls, Maine, passed away on April 8, 2015 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born in Lamoine, Maine in 1925 to Annie Hoadley Gilbert and Harry Morgan Woods.
Anne was the last of her family of 3 sisters and 1 brother to pass on. Through her childhood years, she and her family lived in Lamoine, Salisbury Cove (on her parent's Woodstead Dairy Farm), and Ellsworth.
She is survived by her husband (64 yrs of marriage), Nundi Romano of Kezar Falls, son Peter Romano and his wife Kathy of Scarborough and daughter Joanne Romano of Gorham, as well as two grandchildren, Gina and Ronda, five great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Anne graduated as Valedictorian of her High School in Ellsworth Maine. She attended and graduated with honors (Phi Beta Kappa membership) at UMO with a bachelor's degree in English literature. Her parents were also UMO graduates, as was her grandfather, Charles Dayton Woods, Director of the Maine Agricultural Experiment Station at UMO for 25 years.
While living in Guilford, Anne worked as a secretary at Hardwood Products (3 yrs) and as secretary at the Guilford Woolen Mill (6 yrs) for the comptroller. In Kezar Falls she was the secretary for the superintendent at Sacopee Valley H.S. and handled the financial end of her husband's golf repair business. She also worked as a substitute teacher in English, reading, biology and maybe others! Anne's first priority was the health and well-being of her family. She was also very much involved in community activities over the years as follows: Saco River Festival Association, Sunday school teacher, Cub Scout den mother, volunteer librarian, and notary of the public. She was a member of the LMR Club, 21 Club, and Eastern Star. In her lifetime she was also involved in the following activities: high school band (clarinet), played piano, camping, golfing, hiking, and skiing. She had a knack for learning and developing a skill quickly such as knitting and sewing. She enjoyed indoor/outdoor theatre and scenic drives through the countryside.
Anne had a lifelong love for learning and teaching. She could recite numerous poems as her parents were also great readers and lovers of literature and writing. Anne was selfless and had a great sense of humor and fun. She had a genuinely friendly nature and a captivating brilliant smile that we will remember and cherish forever.
A "Friends of Anne" Remembrance will be on Saturday, April 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, 71 Maple St., Cornish.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Maine Alzheimers's Association, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2-C, Scarborough, ME. 04074.
Online condolences may be expressed at: www.wnyfuneralhome.com.