Doris M. Daniello, 85, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Country Manor Nursing Home in Coopers Mills, after a long illness.

Born in Rockland, Feb. 17, 1928, she was the daughter of Dewey G. and Clara Hastings Curtis. She attended Rockland schools.

On Feb. 2, 1945, she married Mont T. Daniello in Rockland. The made their home in Rockland where they raised their family. Following her husband’s death in 1959, Mrs. Daniello worked at various jobs to support her family including raking blueberries, working in the areas fish processing plants and at Peoples Laundry, while raising her eight children.

During the mid-1970s, she moved to East Boston and Chelsea, Mass., where she resided 12 years. Returning to Maine, she lived three years in Portland, and in 1992 moved to Rockland. In 1997 she moved to St. George, where she lived several years.

A devoted mother and grandmother, Mrs. Daniello survived two diagnoses of cancer. She was considered a hero by all who knew and loved her, for the tenacity with which she fought throughout her entire life.

Other than her parents and husband, Mrs. Daniello was predeceased by one son, Mont T. Daniello Jr. in 2005; two daughters, Patricia A. Daniello in 2000, Bonnie S. Daniello in 2005; two brothers, Harvey Curtis Sr., Albert Curtis Sr.; and one sister Addie Scarper. She is survived by one son, William R. Daniello of Palermo; four daughters, Evelyn M. Daniello, Linda D. Pinaka both of Sanford, Debra L. Warren of Vermont, Cindy A. Colson and her husband Terry of Thomaston; three brothers, Wendell Curtis of Rockland, George Curtis of Belfast, William Curtis of North Carolina; two sisters, Ella Rezendes and Clara Arujo of Fall River, Mass.; 26 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, April 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. A committal service will be held Thursday, April 11, at 10 a.m. at Achorn Cemetery, Old County Road, Rockland.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to either the Bob Gagnon Cancer Care Fund, C/O PenBay Healthcare, 22 White St., Rockland, ME 04841 or Country Manor Activities Fund, 132 Main St., Coopers Mills, ME 04353.

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