Reta Ella Haley
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Caribou - Reta Ella Haley, 97, passed away peacefully November 30, 2019 in Presque Isle. She was born in Caribou, September 28, 1922, the daughter of Mason and Hazel (Sarah) Finnemore.
Reta attended Presque Isle and Caribou public schools. She graduated from Caribou High School in 1939 - she was 16 years old and graduated with honors. With the lack of employment opportunities in the late Great Depression years, she returned to Caribou High School to take additional classes. Following high school, Reta worked in retail until she married her high school sweetheart, J. Hubert Haley, on May 6, 1943. She then went to live with her husband on the Haley family farm where, together, they managed the farm and raised their three children - Janice, James, and John. Reta dedicated her life to her family and the family farm. Her joys in life were the shared love of family, the family home, the gifts of nature, and her friends at the Gray Memorial Methodist Church in Caribou.
Reta is survived by her great-granddaughter, Teagan Jan Bryce; her granddaughter, Jennifer Haley Bryce and her husband, Timothy Bryce; two sons, James C. Haley and John R. Haley - all of Caribou.
Reta was predeceased by her husband, J. Hubert Haley; her daughter, Janice Haley Cyr; her son-in-law Bryan Cyr; two sisters, Phyllis Finnemore Chapman and Marge Finnemore Sementelli.
A private service will be held in the Spring at Greenridge Cemetery in Caribou.
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Published on December 3, 2019


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Donna and John Lisnik
Dec 04, 2019
What a wonderful woman. Condolences to the Haley family on your loss.