DETROIT – Adeline Mildred Ready, 82, passed away Nov. 25, 2008, surrounded by her loving family, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Thayer Campus, Waterville. She was born March 13, 1926, in Burnham, the daughter of Bert and Grace (Bemis) Braley. She attended Reynolds Corner School, Burnham and in May 1946, she married John W. Ready Sr. of Detroit. Adeline was a devoted wife and mother, and she and John raised three sons and a daughter. She greatly loved being outdoors watching birds and wildlife. Adeline especially enjoyed traveling around Maine and had many wonderful memories of Baxter State Park and the Moosehead Lake area. She also liked to do a little gardening, especially growing tomatoes, and she had a special knack for reviving all types of plants that others had given up on. Adeline attended Church of Christ in Pittsfield and Unity for many years, and was a longtime member of Maine Society of Mayflower Descendents. She often spoke of the hard life she lived during the Great Depression and how it affected her life. She thought highly of her neighbor, Doris Neal, and also her niece, Carolyn Howes. Adeline’s single greatest joy in life was spending time with her children and her special cat, Kitty. She is survived by her children, John Ready Jr. and his wife, Karen, of Verona Island, Ronald Ready and his wife, Sheila, of Windsor, Daniel Ready and his wife, Wendy, of Detroit, and Roberta Bubar and her husband, Donald, of Burnham; her brother, Wendell Braley of Skowhegan; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, John, in 1996; and her granddaughter, Kristen Ready Lessard, in 2004. A receiving of friends will be 1-2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Ave., Pittsfield, where a memorial service will begin 2 p.m. with Paul Westin, Unity Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will be at Detroit Village Cemetery, Route 220, Detroit. To sign an online guest book and leave a message for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.