LEWISTON — Rosemary Rees Place of Wayne died of natural causes at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion, April 16.

She was born Aug. 22, 1926, in Butte, Mont. Rosemary was a graduate of Fresno High School, California, and attended Fresno State College, before marrying Lt. George J. Place Jr. of the Army Air Corps at Luke Field in Phoenix, Ariz., on March 2, 1945. The Place family relocated to Swampscott, Mass., then Wayne, in 1958, where they raised their family on their homestead on Androscoggin Lake.

Rosemary’s passions included caring for her family with a wonderful sense of humor. You could always find her in the kitchen preparing gourmet meals. She loved ornithology, spending many hours bird watching, counting loons and eagles and learning their songs. Music was an important part of her life, playing piano duets with her husband, George. She was instrumental in promoting the love of music throughout her family.

Genealogy, crossword puzzles and in-depth readings were team-sports with George. She brought her expertise in dance to Wayne and taught the Scout troops and youth. She was past president of the Cary Memorial Library in Wayne. She also was an active supporter of many activities at Androscoggin Yacht Club of Wayne.

Rosemary is survived by daughter, Carolanne Ireland and husband, John; sons, Donald Place and wife, Susan and James Place and wife, Cindy; nephews, Robert Morris Jr. and wife, Marilyn and William Morris and wife, Suzanne Dvells; niece, Janie Marcoux; grandchildren, Christopher Ireland and wife, Vickie, Jeffrey Ireland and wife, Tracy, Emily Weir and husband, Chad, Sarah Langdon and husband, Scott, Nicholas Place and Jordan Place and wife, Rebecca; and eight great-grandchildren.

Rosemary was predeceased by her husband, George J. Place Jr.; her sister, Dorothy Morrish; brother-in-law, Robert B. Morris Sr.; and her parents, Caroline and Lloyd C. Rees.

Rosemary’s family would like to extend a sincere heartfelt thank you for the compassionate and competent care given to her by Dr. Kurt Oswald and all of the staff of Four-West, d’Youville Pavilion of St. Mary’s Healthcare of Lewiston.

Memories, condolences, photos, and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at www.khrfuneralhomes.com.

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