BATH – Antoinette M. Ross, 85, of Floral Street, died unexpectedly Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick. She was born Aug. 31, 1925, in Millinocket, a daughter of Henry and Leona M. Murray Madore Sr.
She was educated in Millinocket schools, attended Stearns High School and received her certified nursing certificate. Mrs. Ross worked in Bath at Sampson’s Grocery Store, Bath Memorial Hospital as an assistant cook and in housekeeping, as well as other small jobs. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church and an active member of Bath Area Senior Citizens. Mrs. Ross loved her family and spending time with them no matter the occasion. She also enjoyed taking family pictures and putting together photo albums for them to have. Her other interests included reading and collecting news clippings.
She was predeceased by a sister, Nadine Buckingham; her lifelong partner, Stanley Bruce; and a granddaughter, Kelly Morin. Surviving are five sons, Butch Ross and his wife, Suzanne, of Augusta, Paul Ross of Brunswick, David Ross and his wife, Josephine, of Brunswick, Daniel Ross and his wife, Kristen, of Rome, Ga., and Thomas Ross of West Bath; three daughters, Joan Ross of Bath, Leslie Youmans and her husband, Ray, of Bonita Springs, Fla., and Dorothy Lakin and her husband, Kirk, of Bath; four brothers, Henry Madore Jr. and his wife, Theresa, Ronald Madore and his wife, Donna, John Madore and his wife, Ruth, and Arnold Madore and his wife, Patricia, all of Millinocket; three sisters, Marie Miller of Garnerville, N.Y., Jackie Sopko and her husband, Fred, of Flagtown, N.J., and Arline Bradshaw of Millinocket; 19 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, many nieces and nephews, and many friends.
Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104-2396. Condolences to the family may be expressed by visiting