Dolores Ella O'Blenes
June 25, 1931 – June 4, 2019
Westbrook – Dolores Terrano O’Blenes of Westbrook, ME passed away peacefully on June 4th, 2019. She was a resident of Springbrook Genesis Health Care in Westbrook.
She was born on June 25, 1931 the daughter of the late Carlo and Cecelia Terrano. She was educated in the Portland school system before moving back to Massachusetts to work many years in the shoe factories. In her later years, she became a foster mother for over 451 children over a 20-year period and was honored by the State of Massachusetts for her service to so many children before returning to Portland at the age of 61.
Dolores loved music and at an early age of 12 or 13 sang on the radio show called the “Talent Club”. She sang, tap danced and played the guitar. Dolores was the life of every music event at Springbrook – swaying and dancing to the music and humming all the songs! Her favorite holiday was Christmas and she opened her house up to family, friends, and neighbors every year on Christmas Eve doing all the cooking on her own. She was a fantastic cook and her decorating was just beautiful. She had an eye for interior decorating and always had a beautiful home.
Dolores enjoyed the Red Sox, boxing matches and horse races. She loved animal’s especially cats, dogs, and parrots own all of them throughout her life.
Dolores leaves behind her daughter Shiloh and her husband Joseph Peck of South Portland, daughter Naomi Locke, daughter Dolores Pierce and brother Philip Terrano of Buxton; 8 grandchildren, 19 nieces and nephews, and 32 great nieces and nephews.
Donations may be made in Dolores name to: Compassus Hospice, 163 US Route One, Scarborough ME 04074.
The family invites you to attend a time of visitation on Sunday June 9th from 4:00 to 6:00pm at Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be celebrated on June 10th at 10:00am at Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St, Portland ME with a committal service to follow at Calvary Cemetery in South Portland.
You may offer your condolences or share your memories at www.jonesrichandbarnes.com
- Carlo Terrano, Father
- Cecelia Terrano, Mother
- Shiloh Peck, Daughter
- Joseph Peck, Son-in-law
- Naomi Locke, Daughter
- Dolores Pierce, Daughter
- Philip Terrano, Brother
- 8 grandchildren, 19 nieces and nephews, and 32 great nieces and nephews.
163 U S Route One, Scarborough, Maine 04074
- Visiting Hours Sunday, June 9, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, June 10, 2019
Dolores Ella O'Blenes
June 5, 2019
I’m so sorry for all our loss. Mom Dee was the best to all her children, she brought into her life.A wonderful memory , was my first x-mass in her home. She made all her children feel special.She was that person, who wanted to make sure you could come to her about anything and be heard. She opened her doors to all that needed to be loved and feel loved! May she ((RIP)) love you mom Dee 💐💗😇