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Geneva Helena Rogers-May

Jan 25, 1951 - Nov 23, 2016

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Hampden & Calais - Geneva Helena Rogers-May, 65, died November 23, 2016 at St. Joseph's Hospital after her battle with lung cancer. She died surrounded by her husband Butch, brother Allen and sister in-law Pam. Geneva was born Jan. 25, 1951 in St. Stephen N.B. Canada. She grew up in Calais.
Geneva was predeceased by her parents Vernon Rogers and Helena Rogers Tucker and sister Judy Little. She is survived by her loving husband of 21 years, Walter (Butch) May of Hampden; brother Vernon (Allen) Rogers and wife Pam of Levant; many nieces in the Calais area and N.Y.; nephews in N.Y., Bangor and Portland; cousins in the Bangor area; many friends and two special friends, Lorraine in Bangor and Lorna in Calais.
Geneva graduated from Calais Memorial High School, Class of 1970. She worked at the Angelholm Restaurant after high school. Also, she spent time working at Creative Apparel in Princeton as a seamstress. In the mid 90's Geneva and Butch met and fell in love. They married in 1995 and took off for New York in the summer of 1996. The next year and a half was spent traveling the country in a tractor trailer. Geneva loved traveling alongside Butch. Their fondest memories came from visiting historical sites and museums around the country. Right up until Geneva's death she talked about their last trip to Washington D.C. in 2015. She was a member of the Calais American Legion Auxiliary and the Marine Corps League Auxiliary in Bangor.
There will be no service per Geneva's wishes. Her cremation will be handled by Downeast Direct Cremation. Geneva will be buried in MA. sometime in the spring. Donations may be made in Geneva's name to Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) in appreciation of their support.
Published on  November 29, 2016
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