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SCARBOROUGH - Eleanor Mains, 85, passed away Sat. Oct. 25th, 2014, under the care of her two sons, Jonathan and David and Hospice of Southern Maine. Ellie was born and raised along with her brother, Ralph in Bangor, Maine by her parents, Harris and Alma Mower and lived in Maine all her life. Both her parents and brother, Ralph have since passed.

She graduated from UMO with a degree in Sociology and enjoyed a varied career as a waitress, teacher, bookkeeper, and as a social worker at Ledgeview Living Center in West Paris and later for the Oxford County Courthouse. She met her late husband, John Mains while waitressing at Bean's - Market Square Restaurant, in South Paris and they spent many happy years together until John's passing in 1997. Ellie was a member of St. Catherine of Sienna Church in Norway and was active in both Winni and Acadia CFO Christian retreats for the past 41 years and served on the council ring. She is remembered by so many for her sweet countenance, and good natured spirit.

She was loved by many and is survived by her two sons, David Roakes and Jonathan Roakes along with grandchildren, Harrison, Ellis, Emery, Matteo, and Isabella Roakes, daughter-in-law, Rebecca Sanborn, sister-in-law, Ruth Mower, nephew, Larry Mower, and niece, Gloria Nastari.

Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, November 1, at St. Catherine of Sienna Church in Norway. Family and friends may attend visitation on Friday, from 6-8 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Southern Maine Hospice, Gosnell House, 11 Hunnewell Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074.
Published on  October 28, 2014
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