PORTLAND — Phyllis A. Page, 89, died peacefully on July 11.
The daughter of Harold and Mary Ann Mansur, she was born in Lewiston on May 15, 1926.
Page attended school in South Portland. At 17, she went to work as a welder in the South Portland shipyards, helping to build World War II Liberty ships. While working there, she met her future husband, Reginald Page. The couple were married for 64 years, and together raised five children in Portland.
Phyllis devoted her heart and soul to her family. She also pursued a career as a certified nursing assistant. Eventually, she joined other family members and worked at Roak’s Seven Acre Greenhouses until her retirement 20 years later.
Since early childhood, Page demonstrated artistic talent, and created many paintings that now hang in the homes of her children. She also enjoyed cooking, music and spending time at the ocean with her family.
Page was predeceased by her husband; two sisters, Barbara Pride and Frances Doughty; an infant daughter, Beth Ann; and her granddaughter, Megan Mansur Page.
She is survived by her son, Stephen Page and his wife, Linda Page, of Alfred; her daughters, Vicki Roak and her husband, Leigh Roak, of Portland, Suzanne Gannon and her husband, James Gannon, of Cape Elizabeth, Debbie Page Connors and her husband, Anthony Connors, of Gorham, and Julie Ricker and her husband, Nate Ricker, of Hampden; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation and a funeral were held July 17 at Jones-Rich-Hutchins Funeral Home, in Portland. Interment was at Blanchard Cemetery, in Falmouth.