LEWISTON – Harriet Luce Ronco, 71, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, surrounded by her family at Boca Raton Community Hospital, Boca Raton, Fla., after a short, courageous battle with lung cancer. She was born Dec. 9, 1938, in Lewiston, daughter of the late Annie and Irven Luce. Harriet graduated from Lewiston High School in 1956 and Bentley College in 1958. After graduating Harriet went to work in the accounting department at Central Maine Power Co., Augusta. She married Kenneth Ronco, July 17, 1964. While raising their three daughters, she worked part time for a local accounting firm. She then returned to Central Maine Power Co. until her retirement in 1995. Harriet had a lifelong love of harness racing and enjoyed the last several winters in southern Florida with Ken, but the greatest joy in her life was spending time with her family. Harriet was a gracious and generous woman who always put others needs before her own. Harriet is survived by her husband of 45 years, Kenneth; three daughters, Mollie Ronco and her partner, Corey Beaulieu, of West Paris, Jennie Breton and her husband, Michael, of Lewiston and Annie Lanzieri and her husband, Mark, of Monmouth; and five grandchildren, Kristi Conroy, Casey Conroy, Stephanie Hamm, Benjamin Hamm and Alexander Breton. A memorial gathering will be held noon-2 and 4-6 p.m. Saturday at Pinette & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway, Lewiston. There will not be any funeral services. Private burial will be held in the spring at Valley Cemetery, Greene. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing, 300 Main St., Lewiston, ME 04240. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com.