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GREENVILLE- Kathaleen Mary (Riley) Rockwell, 96, died March 30, 2011, at C.A. Dean Hospital in Greenville. She was born August 29, 1914, in North Vassalboro, daughter of Patrick E. Riley, who was born in Ballyjamesduff, Ireland, and Nettie Ethel Bessey, who was born in Bingham, Maine.

Her mother died at age 35, and Kathaleen, at age 15, helped raise the rest of her family. She married Ervin Rockwell Sr. September 22, 1940, and became a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She worked for Hollingsworth and Whitney Paper Company in Winslow after high school and then for Atlas Plywood Mill in Greenville. She later worked for Irwin Management Company in Columbus, Indiana. She is survived by a son, Ervin Rockwell Jr. and his wife Betsy of Greenville; 4 grandchildren, Alex, Liza, Ruby, and Anne; and a great granddaughter, Ella Molaghan.

She was predeceased by her husband in 1986; and her siblings, Ernald, Carl, Margaret, Cecelia, Mayland, and Rosalie. Graveside services will be held later in the spring at the Greenville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations in her memory to C.A. Dean Hospital, P.O. Box 1129, Greenville, ME 04441. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Greenville. For an online guest register, go to

Graveside committal services for Kathaleen Mary (Riley) Rockwell, 96, who died March 30, 2011, will be held 11 AM Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at the Greenville Cemetery in Greenville, with Pastor Ronald Reamer officiating. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Greenville. For an online guest register, go to

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