OLD ORCHARD BEACH — Carole P. (Lombard) Ellery, 74, died March 4 after a long and brave battle with cancer and multiple sclerosis. 

Born on May 26, 1936, she was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.

Her hobbies included knitting and crocheting, especially baby items, and she would make items for newborn babies of family and friends.

Over the years she enjoyed going to Truslow Adult Day Center, The Home League, and being a member of the Salvation Army Church in Old Orchard Beach.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond L. Ellery of Old Orchard Beach; six children, Deborah and husband Brian Moore of Abington, Mass., Carole and husband Gary Curry of Watauga, Texas, Raymond M. Ellery of Hollis, Cheryl and husband Timothy Curlew of Scarborough, Chris Ellery, and Joseph Ellery, both of Old Orchard Beach; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and extended family and friends.

Memorial services were held earlier this week.

Arrangements are by Hobbs Funeral Home, 671 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at hobbsfuneralhome.com.

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