Ann M. Gile

LIVERMORE FALLS — Ann M. Gile, 54, of Livermore Falls, passed away in the arms of her loving husband on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at her home, following a long courageous battle with breast cancer.
She was born on Jan. 11, 1956, in Portland, the oldest of eight children of John and Josephine (Fenton) MacLean. Educated in the Gray/New Gloucester schools, she graduated from Gray/New Gloucester High School in 1974.
At the age of 10, Ann started a long life of hard work. First delivering newspapers, then as a teenager she worked for Mario’s of Gray, owned by Ralph Libby, who was like a father to her. Later, she worked at Cole Farms in Gray before moving to Livermore Falls in 1984. After working for a year as manager at Cumberland Farms, she worked for Livermore Falls Trust, now known as Androscoggin Bank. In 1996, she became the first ever “employee of the year” because of her incredible number of comments of praise from their customers. In 2000, Ann started working for the Town of Livermore as deputy town clerk and worked there until her illness made it impossible to work.
On Dec. 18, 1977, was Ann’s happiest day as she gave birth to her son, John D. Bennett. On Oct. 27, 1984, she married the love of her life Darren E. Gile of Fayette. Together, they made their home in Livermore Falls. Everyone knew that spring was here to stay when they would see Ann out walking Ashley and then Kelly out in the neighborhood.
Ann enjoyed cooking for others, taking her mom shopping, and all children. Her greatest pleasures were the times spent out dancing, camping or fishing with Gene and Julie Barker. If it weren’t for the Barkers, Darren and Ann’s fight with her cancer would have been a lot harder.
Ann is survived by her mother, Josephine MacLean of Gray; her husband of 26 years, Darren Gile of Livermore Falls; her son John D. Bennett and a grandson and twin granddaughters, all of Monroe City, Mo.; her brothers, John MacLean of Yarmouth, Calvin MacLean, Charlie MacLean, all of New Gloucester; her sisters, Linda MacLean of Windham, Laurie Lewis of Raymond and Mary Lowe of Oxford; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her father, John MacLean; and her sister, Alice Strout.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, at Finley Funeral Home, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls. Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Interment in the spring at Fayette Mills Cemetery, Tom Surry Road, Fayette. Messages of condolence may be sent to: www.finleyfuneralhome.com
If desired, contributions may be made in her memory to: Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Rd., Farmington, ME 04938.

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