Phyllis L. Prince

SOUTH HIRAM — Phyllis Louise Foster Prince, 94, formerly of Edgewater Road, Falmouth, and The Atrium, Ocean Avenue, Portland passed away peacefully on June 3, 2011, at the Maine Medical Center.

She was born in Somerville, Mass., the daughter of Bernard J. Restuccia and Alice M. Leighton Cooke. She attended Malden, Mass. schools and the Massachusetts School of Art.

Mrs. Prince worked for Saunders Brothers of Westbrook; Welfare Director for the City of Westbrook; and Project Director for R.T.P. (Regional Transportation Program) of Greater Portland. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of Saint Mary the Virgin and had served on their hospitality committee. Over the years she had been active in various charities, was a member of the Greater Portland Women of Rotary, serving as President in 1987, and an active member of the Women’s Club of Falmouth.

She was an excellent cook and enjoyed entertaining her family, especially when Joey and Kristian would come for dinner. Enjoying traveling, she often accompanied her husband on sales trips and conventions. Each year she would plan a trip to some exotic place, which included South America, The Amazon, Fiji Islands, Machu Picchu, East Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and the Galapagos Islands along with fishing in British Columbia, Chile, Alaska and Peru. For many years she enjoyed hunting in the Allagash with Elbert.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Wilbur A. Foster, in 1974, and her second husband, Elbert M. Prince, on June 7, 2008; they were married in 1978. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Foster Doherty, of Hiram and North Port, Fla., with whom she lived since her husband’s death; by her sons, Paul B. Foster, of Raymond and Pine Point, Phillip A. Foster, of Gray; stepdaughter, Brenda Prince Sandner of New Castle; stepson, Thomas Prince, of Niskayuna, N.Y.; and five cousins. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 43 Foreside Rd., in Falmouth, (Rte. 88), on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at 11 am. Interment will take place immediately, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers make donations to: The Sacopee Valley Rescue, Hiram, ME 04041, or Sacopee Valley Health Center, 70 Main St., Porter, ME 04068.

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