Louise's Story

BANGOR - Bangor - Louise Mary (Curtis, Murray) White, died at her home on April 24, 2015 at the age of 75. She was born in Milo, Maine on July 8, 1939, the daughter of Seldon Curtis and Barbara (Mayo) Curtis.

Known to her family as Mom, Grandma, Grama, Mamie and Mam Mam, Louise was fiercely independent and taught those she loved the value of a strong work ethic. Louise's work history spanned decades of caregiving. She had a deep love for her children, grand-children and great-grandchildren, and they for her. Louise especially appreciated good music, rustic camping, her family's farm in Milo, her Dad's camp on Schoodic Lake, and one-on-one time with her family members. Louise had an incredible ability to turn any "space" into a home quickly and effortlessly.

Louise was pre-deceased by her mother and father, brother David Gagnon, and the love of her life, Richard White. She is survived by her sisters, Sandra Sword of Pittsfield and Nancy Stillings of Augusta, as well as six children -James Murray and wife, Terrie of Corinna; Michael Murray of Scottsdale, Arizona and wife Tracy Trask-Murray; Julie Bennett and husband Kevin of Glenburn; Joseph Murray and partner Juanita Young of Pittsfield; Scott Murray and wife Nina of Windham; Jon Murray and wife, Kelley of Brewer; 17 grandchildren -Shana Anderson and husband Alton; Michelle Paradis and husband Justin; Melissa Murray and fiance Rick Smith; Korey Bennett; Joseph Murray, Jr and partner Alyssa Bushey; Matthew Murray; Nolan Murray; Jessica Ireland and husband Damian; Amanda Murray; Jennifer Murray; Kristin Murray and partner Matt Nadeau; Nicole Keller and husband Alex, Brady Murray, Carter Murray, Liam Jaquish and wife Samantha; Drue Jaquish and Alexis Jaquish; and 9 great grandchildren - Lauryn & Aidan Anderson; Jake & Kaylee Paradis; Kylee, Jordan & Tripp Murray, and Johnathan Keller and Ryker Jaquish.

At Louise's request, there will be no formal services. Family members will hold a private celebration of her life per her wishes. Those desiring to honor her memory should hold their family close, play on the floor with their kids, and share laughs while creating lasting memories around a roaring campfire. Rest in peace, Mom - you will live forever in our heart
Published in Bangor Daily News
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