Faye E. Miles, 75

Faye Elaine Miles, 75, ended her long battle with Alzheimer’s disease in Wareham, Mass. on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015.

Born April 18, 1940 in Bridgton, she was the daughter of Ethel Claire (Barker) and Archibald Miles.

She is survived by her long-time companion, Barbara Meehan of Wareham, Mass.

For 28 years, Faye taught Physical Education at Old Rochester Regional High School. She also taught in New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island. During her long career, she coached tennis, field hockey and basketball. Over the course of her career, she truly made a difference in the lives of so many students. Faye graduated from the University of Maine in Orono as a History major and Physical Education minor. At one time, she was ranked seventh in New England in tennis. Eventually, golf replaced tennis and Faye was a club champion at Little Harbor in Wareham. After retiring from Old Rochester Regional, she worked in the greenhouse at R.F. Morse, where she developed a love for gardening. Often, she brought home plants headed for the scrap heap and was able to nurse them back to health. Faye loved being outside in her garden or on the golf course.

In addition to her companion, she is survived by her brothers, Douglas of Oxford, Donald of Bridgton and David of Norway; sisters Natalie MacAllister and Lucille Mayo, both of Bridgton; many nieces and nephews; and by her half-sister, Mary Porter of Maine.

Faye was predeceased by her parents and a half-sister Louise Houston.

According to Faye’s wishes, there will be no calling hours and her service will be private.

Know that Faye believed in “paying it forward” and did many anonymous kind acts. If you wish to honor her memory, do something kind for someone who doesn’t expect it and when you do, look up and say, “This is for you Faye. We will miss you.”

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2015, Team “Friends of Faye,” 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 or Community Nurse Home Care, Memory Loss Program, 62 Center St., Fairhaven, MA 02719.

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