CARIBOU – Alice Conroy, 79, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 6, 2010, in Caribou. She was born March 3, 1931, in Woodland, Aroostook County, daughter of the late Bennie and Ida (Newbegin) Haines. Alice grew up on the family farm owned by her parents in Woodland and later in Caribou, when the family moved there. Like many farm girls of the era, she helped in the fields with the potato crop and in the house caring for her younger siblings. At different times in her life, Alice worked at Cary Hospital, W.T. Grant, Ames and Mecon. Alice is survived by her sons, Douglas Conroy and wife, Norma Creel, and Danny Conroy and wife, Karen, all of Caribou; her grandchildren, Jessica Creel Gualano and her husband, Dan, of Asheville, N.C., Aaron Conroy of Presque Isle and Corey Conroy of Caribou; her brother, Mack and his wife, Phyllis Haines, of Caribou; her sisters, Laura Moren of Minneapolis, Lulu and her husband, Dale Sharp, of Caribou, Shirley and her husband, Winfield Tarbox, of Wolcott, Conn., and Gladys and her husband, Larry Pelletier, of Caribou; her sister-in-law, Norma Haines of Caribou; many nieces and nephews. Alice was predeceased by an infant brother, Daniel Haines; her brother, Duncan Haines; and her former husband, Graydon Conroy. The family thanks the staff at Caribou Nursing Home for the excellent care given to Alice while she was a resident there. A date for a spring interment service will be announced at a later date by Mockler Funeral Home, Caribou. Those who wish may make a contribution in memory of Mrs. Conroy to Caribou Nursing Home’s Resident’s Fund, care of Caribou Nursing Home, 10 Bernadette St., Caribou, ME 04736. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com
Posted Dec. 06, 2010, at 7:36 p.m.