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HERMON AND PRESQUE ISLE - Arlene Marie (Cannon) Munroe, 88, passed into heaven on Friday, January 16, 2015 while a resident at Ross Manor in Bangor after a period of declining health. The daughter of L. Chester and Dora Cannon, Arlene was born on January 2, 1927 in Presque Isle, ME. She grew up in a loving environment on the Case Farm on the Caribou Road, gaining a love and respect for family. She raised five children, and then after they were grown and to the amazement and awe of her family, she flew on her first plane ride ever to Toronto to marry her high school sweetheart, Maynard Munroe, and together they raised Glen Munroe. Always the hostess, she will be be remembered by many as a caring, loving person, who enjoyed her family and made her home open and comfortable to all who entered. Later in her life, she obtained her GED and then became a Certified Nurses Aid, making her family very proud.

Arlene is survived by her children, Ansil A. Adams, II (Andy) and Joellen of Bloomington, Illinois, Janis Currier of Hermon, Sandra Gagnon and Tom of Presque Isle, Margaret Ricker and Clyde Finger of Oxford, Connecticut, D. Catherine Grendell and Ernest of Hampden, Mark and Judi Munroe of Greenville, Wisconsin, Bonnie Sammons and Mitchell of Belgrade, Marcia McCullough of Hudson, Florida, and Glen Munroe of Switzerland, a brother Larry Cannon and Sharon of Carmel, and a sister Esther (Cannon) Beck of Augusta, along with 13 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her dear friend, Viola Currie of Presque Isle.

Arlene was predeceased by her father and mother, husband Maynard Munroe, brothers Joseph and Marshall Cannon, brother-in-law Theodore Beck, sons-in law Gordon Ricker and Tyrone Currier, and first husband, Calvin G. Adams.

At Arlene's request, graveside services will be held in the spring with details to be announced at a later date. Donations in memory of Arlene may be made to the Aroostook House of Comfort (Aroostook Hospice Foundation) in care of Rick Duncan, P.O. Box 766, Presque Isle, ME 04769-0766, a much-needed service for families in Aroostook County.

The family extends heartfelt gratitude to the EMMC doctors, nurses and staff on the cardiac floor along with Dr. Van Kirk and the palliative care team. Your care and patience during these difficult months will always be remembered. To all the doctors, nurses and staff at Ross Manor, you made this transition in the last season of our Mom's life one that was filled with comfort, compassion and understanding not only for our precious Mother but also for our family during this very difficult time. To Dr. Nancy O'Neill, under your care, our Mom felt blessed and at peace knowing she was getting the very best care from a trusted old friend and was thankful that circumstances brought patient and doctor back together for her final years on earth.
Published on  January 20, 2015
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