Name: Maida A. Lello
Given Name: Maida A.
Suffix: of Mars Hill, ME
Change Date: 17 APR 2012
Father: Henry W. Lello b: MAY 1894 in Calais, Washington Co, ME, USA
Mother: Muriel D. Maybee b: 17 FEB 1892 in Calais, Washington Co, ME, USA
Clifford E. Grass
17 OCT 1940
in of Mars Hill, Aroostock Co, ME, USA
- Abbrev: Obituary
Page: Obituary of Howard L. Lello
Text: Obituary of Howard L. Lello
LIMESTONE and PRESQUE ISLE - Howard L. Lello, 93, husband of Mrs. Zeta (Donnelly) Lello, passed away Monday evening, April 2, 2012, at a Presque Isle health care facility, after an extended period of declining health. He was born Dec. 26, 1918, in Calais, son of Henry W. and Muriel (Maybee) Lello.
He was a graduate of Aroostook Central Academy, class of 1936, and went on to further his education at Bridgton Academy, Bridgton, and the former Aroostook School of Commerce. Howard served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War, and had been a resident of Limestone from 1948 until moving to Presque Isle in 2009 with 55 years of Limestone community service under his belt. He had organized Little League teams for Limestone and Caswell and coached for 21 years. In 1970 Howard presented the first Pet Thornton Award to the outstanding athlete at Limestone High School. This award is presented annually at the Spring Sports Banquet, and is now referred to as the Pet Thornton-Howard Lello Award. He was a longtime track official at Aroostook County meets and an annual award is given in his name at the Aroostook League Championship Meet. Howard served on Limestone School Committee for 13 years, four years as chairman, was a former member of St. Louis Catholic Church Council parish hospitality committee, was a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels, and was director of the Association for Youth Services, a group dedicated to sponsoring underprivileged children to summer camp. Howard worked 36 years as a postal employee, serving as superintendent of mail at Limestone Post Office and the former Loring Air Force Base postal facility. He was a third degree member of Limestone Knights of Columbus Council No. 2851, a member of the former O'Bar-Phair Post of the American Legion, Limestone, past president and charter member of Limestone Lions Club, past president and member of Limestone Rotary Club, where he was presented the Paul Harris Fellowship Award, a former member and director of Limestone Chamber of Commerce, was named Outstanding Limestone Citizen of the Year in 1965, and was a communicant of Parish of the Precious Blood, attending both St. Louis Catholic Church, Limestone and St. Denis Catholic Church, Fort Fairfield.
In addition to his parents, Howard was predeceased by two sisters, Marjorie Lello Thomas and her husband, Francis, and Maida Lello Grass and her husband, Clifford; and two sisters-in-law, Lorraine Donnelly Doughty and her husband, Wendell, and Patricia Donnelly Legare and her husband, Jerry.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Zeta M. Donnelly Lello of Presque Isle; two sisters-in-law, Naomi Donnelly Downing and her husband, John, and family of Presque Isle and Joyce M. Banks and family of South Windsor, Conn.; several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday, April 9, at Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main St., Fort Fairfield, where a vigil service will be conducted 7:30 p.m. by the Rev. Jean-Paul Labrie. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Parish of the Precious Blood, St. Denis Catholic Church, 147 Main St., Fort Fairfield, with the Rev. Jean-Paul Labrie, celebrant. A time of continued fellowship with refreshments will be held after the Mass at Knights of Columbus Hall Council No. 1753, 260 Main St., Fort Fairfield.
Interment with full military honors will take place 11 a.m. Monday, May 7, at Riverside Cemetery, Fort Fairfield. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Mr. Lello to Limestone Community School Athletic Department, 93 High St., Limestone, ME 04750, attention: Leland Caron. Envelopes will be available at both the funeral home and church.
Published in BDN Maine on April 4, 2012
- Abbrev: Maine State Archives
Title: Maine State Archives
Page: Marriage Archives
Text: Marriage Archives
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Bride Name: LELLO MAIDA A
Bride Town/State: MARS HILL, ME
Groom Name: GRASS CLIFFORD E
Groom Town/State: MARS HILL, ME
Date of Marriage: Thursday October 17, 1940