Scarborough, ME – Frances V. Reise–‐Posey–‐Sidway, 94, died peacefully on Saturday, October 10, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was a daughter of the late Antone and Frances Brazil Reise of Portsmouth, RI.
Frances attended RI School of Design where she studied Fashion Design. She worked At the Navy Base in Newport, RI as a draftsman, designing torpedo components. Later she taught tailoring at Swinburne School in Newport, RI, Adult Education at Portsmouth High School and Elmhurst Academy. She also worked as a seamstress, designing and making wardrobes. She was an avid quilt maker and was always busy with her gardening and many projects.
Predeceased by her children, Michael D. Posey and Linda F. Posey; Frances is survived by her daughter Jayne M. Butler of Newport, RI and her son John C. Posey of Scarborough, ME; six grandchildren: Deana and Denise Robinson, Britney Butler of Newport, RI; Michael, Jenna and Jack Posey, all of Scarborough, ME; and five Great grandchildren: Jazmyn, John, Malik and Reise Butler and Mia Posey.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 150 Black Point Rd., Scarborough, ME. Reception following in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Southern Maine Dialysis Center
1600 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04102
For the blanket warmer fund.