Minnie Irene (Farmer) Ross died peacefully in Machias with her daughters by her side at the age of 89. She was born on March 23, 1933, to Gailon Farmer and Jane (VanTassel) Farmer. Minnie was the youngest of 10 children.
Minnie was predeceased by her husband Arthur, son Bobby, and granddaughter Melonie. She is survived by her daughters, Linda Robinson of Lubec, Cindy Eaton and her husband George of Lubec, Julie Theriault and her husband Paul of Oakland, and Teresa Stewart of Belfast; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Minnie graduated from Lubec High School, Class of 1951. During her senior year, Minnie attended a local grange dance where she met the love of her life, Arthur Ross, who also shared her passion for dancing. On Christmas day, 1950, they were united in marriage and had the privilege to enjoy 40 years of marriage until Arthur’s passing in 1991.
Minnie was a member of the West Lubec United Methodist Church and was instrumental in organizing and supervising the church bean suppers. She worked as a clerk at Lobster Trap Gift Shop and Unobsky’s. She especially liked Christmas as she got to run the toy department. Minnie knitted sweaters and sewed clothes for her children including their prom dresses.
Minnie was known famously for her beautiful smile and her friendliness. She was an avid Bingo player while residing in the Maine Veterans Home in Machias. Wherever she went people gravitated to her because of her kind and gentle spirit.