Rose Lee (Doucet) Carlisle

obit Rose Lee Carlisle 1 obit Rose Lee Carlisle 2ELLSWORTH — Rose Lee (Doucet) Carlisle, 85, died peacefully at Courtland Living Center in Ellsworth on the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.

Rose Lee was born in Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C., Feb. 20, 1931, the daughter of Charles Joseph and Cora Caroline (Cock) Doucet. She graduated from Washington-Lee High School, Arlington, Va., and then worked in the Pentagon for five years and for a short while at the Charleston Naval Shipyard, Charleston, S.C. In Maine, she worked for several years at The Ellsworth American and Maine Shellfish Co. She and her husband ran a very successful construction and snowmobile business for nearly 50 years. She enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much and loved family get-togethers. She was very active in Irene Chapter No. 97, Order of the Eastern Star and was Worthy Matron four times. She liked snowmobiling, bridge, reading, music, jigsaw puzzles and bird watching. She was an avid Red Sox fan.

Rose Lee is survived by her husband of 64 years, Richard E. Carlisle Sr. of Ellsworth; three children, Terry Carlisle and companion Gary Frost of Ellsworth; Phyllis Young and husband, Reg, of Ellsworth; Richard E. Carlisle Jr. and wife, Louie, of Portland; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Young) Guibord and Emily (Young) Nelson; Griffin and Jed Carlisle. She was also proud of her four great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and three AFS grandsons. She was predeceased by her sisters, Esther Via and Dolores “Ducie” Barker from Virginia.

Rose Lee’s celebration of life service and reception will be held at the Lygonia Masonic Lodge #40, 21 Carriage Way, Ellsworth at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 20, 2016. Friends and family are invited to attend.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Courtland Living Center for their loving care over the past several years. Those who wish may donate in her memory to the Irene Chapter No. 97 Scholarship Fund or to a charity of your choice.


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