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Lucille Rita Rea
June 23, 1923 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 100) 100 Years Old
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Lucy was born in Westport, MA on June 23, 1923. She was the daughter of Joseph & Rosanna Singster. She attended school in Fall River, MA. On August 30, 1941 she married Maxelle Rea Sr. in Fall River. They moved to Portland in 1945. Mr. Rea died in 1991 after 49 years of marriage.
Lucy retired from Fairchild Semiconductor after 22 years, she worked part-time for Woolworths for 8 years and then worked for The Children’s Place at the Maine Mall for 13 years until her retirement at age 86. Lucy loved to sew, knit, work puzzles and word finds. She bowled at the Big 20 for many years. She had lots of fun with her friends at Bingo. She enjoyed her breakfasts with granddaughter Tracy. She also worshipped the Boston Red Sox.
She loved to be with her family. The 4th of July cookouts were the best. She enjoyed going to her daughters camp. Always enjoyed going out with her family. She was predeceased by her husband and parents and her daughter Donna Joyner of TN, 2 brothers and 2 sisters from MA Surviving are her son, Maxelle J Rea Jr, of So. Portland, daughter Geraldine & husband Lee Dennison of Sun City FL, 9 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren, and son-in-law Bob Joyner of TN, 1 special nephew Gerald Singster of FL. Lucy was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Saco. The family would like to thank the loving and caring personnel at Pinnacle Nursing Home, So, Portland for their exceptional care to Lucy. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Lucy’s memory to the American Cancer Foundation to fight Breast Cancer.