Elaine Frances Cella

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PORTLAND - Elaine Frances Cella, 91, of Portland, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, surrounded by family, after a long battle with dementia.

Born Oct. 11, 1927, in Bath, to Albert and Elinor Noyes, Elaine graduated from Colby College and went on to become a social worker for the State of Maine before marrying John Cella and raising her family.

Elaine loved her children and grandchildren most of all. She enjoyed art, music, dancing, and writing poetry. Later in life she worked as a partner in an antiquarian book store, where she specialized in children's books. She had a huge heart, was kind to everyone she met, and had a wonderful sense of humor.

Elaine was predeceased by her parents; her husband, and her partner later in life, Allen Scott. She is survived by her daughter Lee Cella Silva and her partner Alphonso Deloach, daughter Beth Cella, daughter Tracy Ericson and her husband Tim, son Peter Cella and his wife Holly Sherburne; grandchildren Sophie Silva, Emily Ericson, Jenna Ericson and her husband Matt Powers; and her brother Albert Noyes and his wife Pauline, and their children Al, David, and Terri.

A memorial service will be held at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Rd., South Portland, Maine, on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at 10:00 am.

The family would like to thank the staff at The Cedars for their loving and compassionate care during her illness.

In lieu of flowers,

donations can be made to:

The Cedars

630 Ocean Ave,

Portland, ME 04103

Funeral Home
HOBBS FUNERAL HOME
230 COTTAGE RD
South Portland, ME 04106-3802
(207) 799-4472
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Nov. 28, 2018
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