Ethelyn G. Munroe

PORTLAND — Ethelyn G. Munroe, 92, of Falmouth, passed away on May 2, 2011, at Mercy Hospital.

Born on Feb. 14, 1919 in Starks, she was the daughter of the late Leland O. and Hazel Beane Grey. She was a graduate of Madison High School, where she played piano all four years for a variety of musical activities and was a member of the National Honor Society. In her senior year, she was chosen by the Daughters of the American Revolution Society to represent the State of Maine at the National Conference in Washington, D.C., where she spoke at many meetings of the DAR throughout the State of Maine concerning the National Conference.

Ethelyn was a graduate of Northeastern Business College in Portland. A fond lover of music, she was past president of the Yachtsmen Music Boosters at Falmouth High School. She belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary #164 in Falmouth, where she became president and also became president of Cumberland County Council Auxiliary, A.L.A.

She worked as a secretary for the state administrator of the National Youth Administration, and also as a clerk for Arnold Machinery, Co. Her husband worked as a building contractor for many years, and Ethelyn was the business secretary. She was currently employed at Clark, Friel and Joyce, PA. in Portland, where she worked for the past 26 years. She considered the principals, staff and clients of this firm as her second family.

Ethelyn touched many lives throughout her 92 years. She treasured her time with her family and friends dearly. Her home was always open and food and coffee were always available to her neighbors and friends and especially to the Falmouth Police Department.

Besides her husband, Stanley L. Munroe, on March 3, 2010, Ethelyn was predeceased by her daughter, Judy, who had lived with her for the majority of her life; and her sister, Carolyn Spring.

Surviving are her son, Alan Munroe of Sebago; a grandson; two great-granddaughters; a niece and several cousins.

Visiting hours were held on Friday, May 6, 2011, at the Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street, Portland. Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at the funeral home. Interment followed at Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland. Please visit for additional information and to sign Ethelyn’s guest book.

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