BANGOR – Louise V. Mellerup, 82, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. She was born April 28, 1929, in Orono, the daughter of Lester and Ethel (Green) Brooks.
Louise grew up in Orono and attended local schools. She was a passionate fan of the Patriots and Red Sox, especially her favorite player, Dustin Pedroia. Louise was devoted to her family and loved knitting, crocheting, cooking, bingo, planting flowers and playing cards. Louise was employed as a nurse in New York and Vermont and worked for Community Health and Counseling Services as an administrative assistant in Bangor. She will always be remembered for her amazing sense of humor and her unwavering dedication to her family.
Louise is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, the Rev. Richard Walter Mellerup; son, Richard David Mellerup and his partner, Nancy Dyer, of New Hampshire; daughter, Lori Mellerup and her spouse, Dr. Lois Ann Kuntz, of East Machias; sisters, Joan LeBretton of Old Town, Ruth Deshane of Otis, June Conley of Skowhegan, Jean Wetherell of Cranford, N.J., and Avis Cote of Veazie; brothers, Robert Brooks of Deer Isle and David Brooks of Springy Pond; sisters-in-law, Pauline Brooks of Florida and Jan Brooks of Sanford; as well as numerous nieces and nephews in a large extended family. In addition to her parents, Louise was predeceased by her sisters, Carol Brooks and Mary Connors; brothers, William Brooks and Ernest Brooks; and close cousin, Francis Fortier. The family would like to thank the staff at Stillwater Healthcare for the love and care of Louise.
A memorial service will be announced in the spring. Those wishing to remember Louise may make gifts in her name to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Maine Affiliate, P.O. Box 1626, Bangor, ME 04402-1626. A service of Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor.