Frances M. Beaulieu


February 23, 1934
- August 27, 2011

BANGOR - Frances M. Beaulieu, "Ma Ross," 77, died Aug. 27, 2011. She battled cancer for 18 years and her strength gave her the courage to face each day as it came. Frances was born Feb. 23, 1934, in Orneville, the daughter of Leroy and Edna Danforth. She worked 17 years as a sandwich maker for Sonny's Italian. Frances enjoyed music, dancing and her own children, as well as the neighborhood children. She is survived by two sons, William Ross and his wife, Susan, of Kenduskeag and Earl Ross and his wife, Leree, of Danforth; three daughters, Cheryl Whittington of Bangor, Rose Burke of Corinth and Georgia Smith and her husband, Tim, of Ellsworth; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Frances is also survived by a wonderful, special friend of 25 years, Sonny; and her two cats, Pinky and Blacky. She was predeceased by one son, Ross Jr.; grandson, RJ; and husband, Edward Beaulieu. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of service 2 p.m. Thursday at Greenlawn Funeral Home, 300 State St., Bangor. Interment will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations to Eastern Maine Hospice.

Published in Bangor Daily News on August 30, 2011


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