BUCKSPORT - Elayne S. Schwabe died on Wed., Nov. 5, 2014 at her daughter's home in Bucksport following a long courageous battle with Lung Cancer. She was born in Bucksport on August 31, 1934, the daughter of Orville and Doris (Cole) Shirley.
She was married to Francis Schwabe for 23 years until his death in 1980. She attended Bucksport Schools and was a life long resident of Verona Island.
She is survived by her brother, Wayne Shirley and his wife, Kaye of Orland, her three children, son, Greg Schwabe and his wife, Denise of Virginia Beach, daughter, Lynne MacEwen and husband, Dana of Bucksport and son, Kenneth Schwabe and wife, Jeannie of Glenburn. She was a proud grandmother of five grandchildren; Kevin Schwabe and fiancée, Caitlin, Michael MacEwen and wife, Marion, Angela Flanagan and husband, Kevin, Lindsay Kirol and husband, Michael, Jordan Schwabe and wife, Jessica, seven great-grandchildren, Emily, Andrew, Sophie, Ethan, Rowan, River and Sawyer.
Family and friends will gather for visitation from 4-5 p.m. Nov. 8, 2014 until the time of service at 5 p.m. at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport, ME 04416. A committal service will be held later in the spring. Those who wish to remember Elayne in a special way may make gifts in her memory to New Hope Hospice Inc., P.O. Box 170, Eddington, ME 04428-0070 or Cancer Care, C/O EMHS Foundation, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931. mitchelltweedie-young.com