October 2nd, 1929- November 18th, 2022
STANDISH- Priscilla (Cilla) June Dempsey, age 93, passed away on November 18, 2022, surrounded by her family.
She was born in Peabody, MA on October 2, 1929, the daughter of Roger and Beatrice Durkee. After graduating high school, Priscilla married Charles Edward Dempsey.
Priscilla is survived by her brother Sidney Durkee and his wife Diane of Danvers, MA; her five children: Cheryl Cobb and husband Wayne of Limington, ME, Dana Dempsey and wife Renee of Peabody, MA, Wayne Dempsey and wife Lisa of Fountain Hills, AZ , Lori Violette and husband Carl of Morrill, ME, Dawn Dempsey-McArdle and husband Bryan of Fountain Hills, AZ. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her former husband Charles Dempsey, brother Roger Durkee, sisters Silvia Young and Barbara O’Keefe, and grandson Blake McArdle.
Priscilla lived in Standish, ME for 49 years and was a member of the West Buxton Baptist Church. She had a love of birds, bingo, and knitting. She also enjoyed her time with her large family at the many holiday gatherings. People knew her best by “Cilla” or “Nana”.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday November 23 at 11:00 AM at the West Buxton Baptist Church: 62 Parker Farm Road, Buxton, ME.
Online condolence messages can be submitted at the Chad E. Poitras Cremation and Funeral Service website, www.mainefuneral.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Southern Maine 390 US RTE 1 in Scarborough, ME 04074 for all their support and comfort in her final weeks.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Chad E. Poitras Cremation and Funeral Service, Buxton, www.mainefuneral.com