BATH — Antoinette M. Ross, 85, died May 19 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.
On Aug. 31, 1925, she was born in Millinocket a daughter of Leona M. (Murray) and Henry Madore, Sr., and attended Millinocket schools.
Over the years she worked at Sampson’s Grocery Store in Bath and at Bath Memorial Hospital as an assistant cook and in housekeeping.
She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church and an active member of the Bath Area Senior Citizens.
Her hobbies included making family photo albums, reading, and collecting news clippings.
Above all she loved spending time with her family.
Her sister, Nadine Buckingham, predeceased her, as well as her life-long partner, Stanley Bruce, and a granddaughter, Kelly Morin.
Surviving her are eight children, Butch Ross and his wife Suzanne of Augusta, Paul Ross of Brunswick, David Ross and his wife Josephine of Brunswick, Daniel Ross and his wife Kristen of Rome, Ga., and Thomas Ross of West Bath, Joan Ross of Bath, Leslie Youmans and her husband Ray of Bonita Springs, Fla., and Dorothy Lakin and her husband Kirk of Bath; four brothers, Henry Madore Jr., and his wife Theresa, Ronald Madore and his wife Donna, John Madore and his wife Ruth, and Arnold Madore and his wife Patricia all of Millinocket, and three sisters, Marie Miller of Garnerville, N.Y., Jackie Sopko and her husband Fred of Flagtown, N.J., and Arline Bradshaw of Millinocket; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; many nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Memorial services will be private.
Memorial contributions can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104-2396.
Arrangements are by Desmond Funeral Homes, 638 High St., Bath.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at desmondfuneralhomes.com.