Carlita Emma Hawkes
August 9, 1926 – November 28, 2019
Carlita “Kelly” E. Hawkes 1926 – 2019 PORTLAND – Carlita “Kelly” Emma Hawkes, 93, passed away peacefully from life on November 28, 2019 with family by her side. She was a resident of the Gorham House where she was treated with loving care during her battle with late onset Alzheimer’s. She was born in Corinth, Maine August 9, 1926 one of nine children to Robert L. and Theo I. (Mace) Ellis.
Mom worked at Your Host Restaurants for many years primarily at Monument Square where many of her patrons dubbed her work area as ‘Club Kelly’. She loved being around family especially in the kitchen as she was an outstanding cook and loved trying new recipes while adding her own touch. In addition to dancing, she enjoyed crafts, playing cards, and bingo at the Elks Club.
She was predeceased by her husband, Jerry, in 2005; sisters, Thelma Spencer, Shirley Rightmire, Christine Boyer, Onalee Alves and Linda Harlow; brothers Ruel Ellis and Terry Ellis; and great-grand son, Mackenzie MacVane.
She is survived by a sister, Audrey Emerson of Bangor; a son, Stephen Hawkes and his wife Donna of Limington; daughters Paula Genovese and her husband Rocco of South Portland, Patricia Adriance and her husband Ronald of Gorham, Bonnie Brown and her husband Terry of Gray and Wanda Sloan and her partner Jeffrey Gott of Charlestown, RI; Grandchildren, Carrie, Kellie, Dena, Jerry, Christopher, MaryBeth, Christine, Matthew, Lisa and Corey. She also leaves behind seventeen great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews as well as many dear, dear friends.
The family would like to thank the staff at Gorham House and Beacon Hospice for their compassionate care to our Mother and the tremendous support they provided to her family.
A graveside service will be held at 11 am on Friday, December 6, 2019, at Blanchard Cemetery, 215 Winn Rd., Falmouth, ME 04105, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Portland Elks Club, 1945 Congress St., Portland.
Please visit www.jonesrichandbarnes.com to sign her online guest book.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Alzheimer’s Association, 383 US Route 1, #2C, Scarborough, ME Or Greater Portland Animal Refuge League Stroudwater Street, Westbrook, ME
- Robert L. Ellis, Father (deceased)
- Theo I. Ellis, Mother (deceased)
- Audrey Emerson, Sister
- Stephen Hawkes (Donna Hawkes), Son
- Paula Genovese (Rocco Genovese), Daughter
- Patricia Adriance (Ronald Adriance), Daughter
- Bonnie Brown (Terry Brown), Daughter
- Wanda Sloan (Partner Jeffrey Gott), Daughter
- Carlita also leaves behind grandchildren, Carrie, Kellie, Dena, Jerry, Christopher, MaryBeth, Christine, Matthew, Lisa and Corey. She also leaves behind seventeen great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews as well as many dear, dear friends.
- Graveside Service Friday, December 6, 2019
Carlita Emma Hawkes
December 6, 2019
My dearest friend Kelly,
We were friends for more than forty years, always having so much fun with our group and our gatherings. The times that were the happiest for me were just the two of us sharing a wonderful home cooked meal at your kitchen table, followed by a few games of cribbage and talking for hours. Those are the times I will always treasure. You were a great listener and never judgemental. I will always cherish our memories together. I love you Kel and will forever miss you. Rest in peace my dear friend.
Donna (Rizzo) Hinds
December 2, 2019
To my dear friends, Pat & Ron
So very sorry to see the passing of your beautiful Mom. She was a wonderful Mother to you all.
She must have been to thrilled to have you, Pat, for a daughter.
Love to you both