Juanita Louise Keene

FRANKLINJuanita Louise Keene, 80, died Dec. 4, 2014, at a Bangor health care facility. She was born Dec. 13, 1933, in Gouldsboro, a daughter of James Rulof and Cassie Lena (Bickford) Farrell Sr.

Juanita married Royal S. Keene in 1954. She was a United States Customs Officer for the Bluenose Ferry Service from 1956 to 1969. She owned and operated with her husband, Royal, the Royal Green Houses from 1969 until their retirement in 1989. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Juanita is survived by two sons, Alan Keene and wife, Patricia, and R. Christopher Keene and wife, Kimberly; two daughters; Jennie Keene, all of Bar Harbor and Brenda Power of Holden; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews; two brothers, Donald Farrell, of Lubec and Jim Farrell, of Virginia; and a sister, Alice Cousins, of Portland. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Royal S. Keene; three brothers, Embert, John, David; and a sister, Corine Farrell.

Royal and Juanita enjoyed the retirement life and friends on Donnell Pond. They loved having the family over for weekend gatherings. She loved all the animals on the pond, from the squirrels and birds to the many dogs that affected their life, Oak-lee being her recent daily companion, who is going to miss her dearly.

Graveside services will be held in the spring at Ledgelawn Cemetery, Bar Harbor. Memorial contributions may be made in Juanita’s memory to the Mount Desert Island YMCA, P.O. Box 51, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, and the SPCA of Hancock County, 141 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605. Online condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.

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