Edith Riley Fales, 94, died peacefully July 6, 2010, at Quarry Hill in Camden.

Born in Blackie, Alberta, Canada, on Dec. 13, 1915, she was the daughter of William and Jeannette Anderson Riley. Edith was raised by her aunt and uncle, Jessie and George Huntley. Educated in Rockport schools, she was a 1932 graduate of Rockport High School. She later completed training as a registered nurse at Knox County General Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1935.

She married Woodbury Fales in Rockville. The couple made their home there for over 50 years.

For many years she was employed as a nurse for Knox Hospital. Later in her life she worked as a private duty nurse.

Mrs. Fales was a member of the Rockville Meet Again Club and the Rockville Chapel Association. She was also an active member of the Rockland Congregational Church.

A wonderful cook, Mrs. Fales was known for her prize-winning blueberry muffins that she entered each year at the Union Fair. Her daughter remembered she was an exceptional speller. She said her mother had a knack for spelling anything. The hardest word anyone could think of, she could spell, and spell with attitude.

Edith loved spending time with her family. Growing flowers, especially Sweetpeas, which she sold at her roadside stand, was something she particularly enjoyed.

She was predeceased by her husband; a brother, Bruce Riley; and a sister, Margaret Levy.

Edith is survived by her daughter, Linda Fales Garrett and her husband, James, of Marlborough, Conn.; a son, Bruce Woodbury Fales of Rockport; her grandchildren, Rebecca Granatini and her husband, Christopher, and Jonathan Garrett and his wife, Stephanie; her great-grandchildren, Matthew Granatini, Katherine Granatini and Shayla Garrett, all of Marlborough, Conn.; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Friends and relatives are invited to visit Monday, July 12 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St. in Rockland, where a funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Seth D. Jones at 11 a.m. All are invited to continue in fellowship immediately following the service at the funeral home’s 104 Limerock reception facility. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Camden.

To sign Mrs. Fales’ online guest book, visit obituaries at bchfh.com.