LISBON FALLS — Ellen E. Disney, of Lisbon Falls, died at the Hospice House in Auburn on April 10, 2015.

She was born in Hartford, Conn., on April 30, 1943. She was the only child of Allen W. and Gretchen M. Hart of Unionville, Conn. She graduated from Farmington High and earned a B.S. in early childhood education from Willamantic State College.

On June 19, 1965, she married Richard F. Disney and became a Navy wife. Over the next 12 years, she and her family moved 12 times, becoming experts on packing and unpacking, and making new friends.

She enjoyed the little children and taught school in Connecticut, Maine, Virginia and Maryland. After settling in Maine in 1978, she and her husband eventually started an environmental service company. She always said that she was “Vice President in charge of the President.”

Her five grandchildren were the sparks in her life and she always enjoyed being with them. She loved animals, enjoyed playing the piano, reading, telling jokes, getting together with family and friends, and an occasional poker game. She recently became a Catholic and attended St. Charles Church in Brunswick.

She is survived by her husband, Bud, her son Rick and wife Kimberly of Scarborough, her daughter, Del Anne Turcotte and husband Rick of Lewiston, grandsons Wyatt Disney, Cole Disney, Wade Disney, Tyler Turcotte, Alec Turcotte, and her golden retriever, Willie.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 39 Pleasant St., Brunswick, Maine.

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