Rose's Story

ELLSWORTH - Rose Lee (Doucet) Carlisle, 85, died peacefully at Courtland Living Center in Ellsworth on the morning of Tuesday, February 9, 2016.

Rose Lee was born in Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, DC, February 20, 1931, the daughter of Charles Joseph and Cora Caroline (Cock) Doucet. She graduated from Washington-Lee High School, Arlington, Virginia and then worked in the Pentagon for 5 years and for a short while at the Charleston Naval Shipyard, Charleston, South Carolina. In Maine she worked for several years at The Ellsworth American and Maine Shellfish Company. She and her husband ran a very successful construction and snowmobile business for nearly 50 years. She enjoyed her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren very much and loved family get-togethers. She was very active in Irene Chapter #97, Order of the Eastern Star and was Worthy Matron four times. She liked snowmobiling, bridge, reading, music, jigsaw puzzles and bird watching. She was an avid Red Sox fan.

Rose Lee is survived by her husband of sixty-four years, Richard E. Carlisle, Sr. of Ellsworth; three children, Terry Carlisle and companion Gary Frost of Ellsworth; Phyllis Young and husband Reg of Ellsworth; Richard E. Carlisle, Jr. and wife, Louie of Portland; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Young) Guibord and Emily (Young) Nelson, Griffin and Jed Carlisle. She was also proud of her four great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and three AFS grandsons. She was predeceased by her sisters, Esther Via and Dolores "Ducie" Barker from Virginia.

Her service will be held at the Ellsworth Masonic Hall at a date to be announced. The family wishes to thank the staff at Courtland Living Center for their loving care over the past several years. Those who wish may donate in her memory to the Irene Chapter #97 Scholarship Fund or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Ellsworth, ME.
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