Lorette J. Tilley

Posted March 13, 2013, at 7:36 p.m.

VAN BUREN – Lorette J. Tilley, 81, passed away March 12, 2013, in Van Buren. She was born Nov. 24, 1931, in Fort Kent, the daughter of Aime and Phoebe (Viel) Lamore.

Lorette attended Fort Kent High School and Fort Kent college, and earned an associate degree from Northern Maine Vocational Technical Institute. She was honorably discharged from the Navy as a PN3 July 3, 1956, and worked as a legal and medical secretary. Her greatest role was that of a wife, mother and friend to all who knew her. Her greatest passions were her family and gardening.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Frank Dee Tilley; and their four children, Bruce, Scott, Robyn and Tracey. She is also survived by three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two sisters, and many nieces and nephews.

At Lorette’s request, there will be no services. Arrangements are of service of Ouellette-Thibault Funeral Home, 118 High St., Van Buren. Her family suggests in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. To leave online condolences, please visit www.ouellettefuneralhome.com.

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