Lucile A. Roakes

Bridgton — Lucile Amy Roakes, 94, of Bridgton passed away on Wednesday, June 29 at Bridgton Health Care Center. She was born in a taxi cab in Concord, N.H. on June 30, 1916, the daughter of Fred L. H. Bates and Amy Kathleen Bradbury Bates. She graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn in 1935. She married George A. Roakes on July 18, 1936. Lucile  loved cooking and gardening and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed watching and feeding the birds. She was a member of the Alliance Church in Bridgton and she volunteered at Bridgton Health Care Center.

Lucile is survived by her children, Richard Roakes of Otisfield, Donald Roakes and his wife Jeannette of Bridgton, Dorothy Smith of Oxford, and Shirley Roakes of Lewiston;  13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren; 3 step-great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Arleen Wyse of Florida, and Adelade “Blondie” Jordan of Auburn. She was predeceased by her husband in September of 1988; and a grandson, Warren Smith, in February of 2011.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Bridgton Health Care Center and Dr. Erin Wright.

Graveside services were held on Saturday, July 2 at 11 a.m. at Brookvale Cemetery on Perkins Ridge Road in West Auburn. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bridgton Health Care Center, Evergreen Resident Council, 186 Portland Road, Bridgton, ME 04009. Arrangements are under the direction of Raymond-Wentworth/Chandler Funeral Homes, 8 Elm St., Bridgton.

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