Madeline R. Roop


LISBON – Madeline R. Roop, 91, passed away at the Lamp Residential Care on April 3.

She was born on Jan. 4, 1915, in Patten, a daughter of the late Chester and Ethel (Baston) Richardson. She spent her younger years in Patten and graduated from Patten Academy, she trained at the Madigan Hospital in Houlton for one year.

She married Charles M. Roop from Eastport, in September 1935. They were married for 55 years and made their home in Millinocket, where they moved to in 1947. She was a homemaker and also worked at the St. Andrew’s Nursery School, and at the Millinocket Public Library in the children’s section. She was a longtime organist and a very active member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

She loved and missed her church, her house, the town of Millinocket, her neighbors and her many friends. She moved to Schooner estates in Auburn in 2001, and then to the Lamp Residential Care.

Her greatest enjoyment in life was her family; she loved visits from her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and also enjoyed being around all children. She was an excellent cook, particularly her baked beans, rolls and her molasses cookies. She loved music and loved to dance.

She is survived by a special cousin who was like a sister to her, Dawn Orcutt of Schooner Estates, and who lived with her for many years; her three sons, Charles “Marty” Roop Jr. and wife, Mary Jane, of Lisbon Falls, David Roop of Saco, and Joseph Roop and wife, Jolene, of Gorham; her nine grandchildren and their spouses, Marty J. and Stephanie Roop, Larry and Mia Roop, Steve and Elaine Roop, Kathy and Michael Beagan, Matt and Sue Roop, Mark and Lori Roop, Jennifer and Eric Ramsdell, and Mike Roop, Sarah and Patrick DiBenedictus; her 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; one brother, Chet Richardson and wife, Virginia, of Patten; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Charles in 1990; a brother, Robert Richardson; a daughter in-law, Jeanine Ouellette Roop; and granddaughter, Sherri Roop.

A sincere appreciation goes out to the Lamp Residential Care for the wonderful, loving care shown to Madeline and her family, as well as Schooner Estates assisted living and Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice.