GREENVILLE – Aileen L. Mendes, 65, died Jan. 11, 2013, at a Bangor hospital. She was born Aug. 8, 1947, in Greenville, daughter of the late George and Emily (Tuscan) Later.
She graduated from Greenville High School, class of 1965, and continued her education at beautician school in Augusta. She worked as a processor for Fed Ex while living in Alaska, and in 2005 she retired and moved back to Greenville. Aileen loved to travel and visited many national parks, and enjoyed walking and hiking. She was an avid photographer and loved to cook. Aileen had a great sense of humor and wanted it said, “I was here and now I’m gone.”
She is survived by her loving husband, Mannie Mendes of Greenville; three children, Rebecca Lamson of Lincoln, N.H., Jason Lamson and wife, Rose, of Anchorage, Alaska, and Mannie Mendes II of Greenville; two brothers, Allen Later and wife, Nancy, of Bingham, and Charles Later and wife, Sharon, of Shirley; three sisters, Jacqueline Lizotte and husband, Mike, of Greenville, Penelope Moody and husband, Richard, of Wasilla, Alaska, and Jennifer O’Brien and husband, Robert, of Milo; many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held in the spring at Greenville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Katahdin Cruises and Moosehead Marine Museum, P.O. Box 1151, Greenville, ME 04441. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Greenville. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.