FALMOUTH — Louise S. Conti of South Portland died Friday, March 17, after a period of declining health. She was 90 years old.

Louise was born Alberta Theresa Louise Stalmuke on Feb. 11, 1927, in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of Anthony T. Stalmuke and Alice Miller.

As a child, she lived in Los Angeles before settling in Rumford. She was raised by her father and grandmother, Annie Stalmuke. Louise was quite a dancer, winning awards for her acrobatics. She was voted best dancer and best smile in her graduating class. She also played basketball in high school, graduating from Stephens High School in 1945. She worked as a telephone operator at Bell Telephone Co. for many years before marrying Lundy P. Conti on Feb. 19, 1960. They enjoyed 33 years together.

Her favorite job was being a stay-at-home mom. While raising her three children, Louise also enjoyed reading, gardening, refinishing antique furniture, working on puzzles and watching her Red Sox and Celtics.

During the past couple years of declining health, she was well taken care of by family and her neighbors at Ridgeland Estates, who would bring her food and check in often. Without their support, we would not have been able to keep her living independently for as long as we did, which was her wish. Thank you for this. A special thank-you to Evelyn for her deviled eggs, which she so loved, Vicky for being there when she got confused, and to Stella for all the yarn given to Shelby.

Louise is survived by her children, Jim Conti of South Portland, Lyn Dibiase and her husband, Tony, of South Portland, Marti Carignan of Scarborough; her beloved grandchildren, Jonathan, Joseph and Ashley Dibiase, Shelby and Haley Carignan, and Matt Dibiase, his wife, Lisa, and their son, Jordan,

She is predeceased by her parents; stepfather, Al Miller; and husband, Lundy P. Conti.

You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family by visiting their guest book at www.sgthibaultfuneralhome.com.

Louise S. Conti 

Louise S. Conti 

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