- Ruth A. Willette, 89, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016, at The Aroostook Medical Center. She was born August 13, 1927, in Presque Isle, the daughter of Frank and Hope (Sawyer) Delano. She was a devoted mother and wife. She and her husband celebrated 69 years of marriage on November 11, 2016.
Ruth is survived by her husband William Willette of Presque Isle, four sons; Larry Willette and his wife Linda of Wade, Charles E. Willette of Iowa, Alan L. Willette of Panama City, FL and Leon Willette of Presque Isle. Four daughters; Vanessa Fraser and her husband Gene of Fort Fairfield, Hazel Maddox of Wisconsin, Robin Baxter-Beckwith and her husband Tim of Presque Isle, Rosemary Lavway and her husband Mark of Westfield, 21 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son William L. "Billy" Willette, four brothers and a sister.
Friends may call 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church Street, Presque Isle, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. with Pastor Gail Bellamy officiating. Interment will be at Maine Veterans Cemetery, Caribou at a later date. Online condolences may be shared at