Priscilla Lee Denny

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Priscilla Lee Denny

Priscilla Lee Denny, 71, passed away June 11, 2018, at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, as a result of respiratory failure due to cancer.
She was the wife of Jim Denny of Carrabassett Valley, Maine. They shared 52 years of marriage together after meeting in 1964 at McDonald's on State Street.
Born in Sharon, she was the daughter of Jessie Morrison Ramsey and Dolan Ramsey. She attended Sharon High School and Slippery Rock University. She always worked in jobs she loved from being a sailmaker for America's Cup racing sailboats to guest relations at Biltmore House in Asheville, N.C., and The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Fla. As a concierge she was a member of Les Clefs d'Or and wore the crossed gold keys seen on concierges' lapels, the symbols of Les Clefs d'Or, the highest level of professional hotel concierges internationally.
As a young girl she was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church. Currently she was an active member of the Sugarloaf Christian Ministry in Carrabassett Valley.
She enjoyed swimming at Buhl Farm Park as a young girl and later became a swimming instructor and lifeguard. As her life grew, she loved alpine skiing, cycling, hiking, yoga, Pilates, golf, sailing and was a lover of reading books. Most recently she logged having read 138 books. She started every day with a crossword puzzle and Sudoku.
In 1989 she was a student at the Outward Bound School at Hurricane Island, Maine, and lived by its motto, "To serve, to strive and not to yield". One of her noticeable characteristics was her love for food which "she lived to eat," always having room for dessert, but always staying in perfect physical condition. She connected with others in a very loving way and everyone loved her.
She is survived by her husband Jim; daughter Susan Denny Alkire of Jensen Beach, Fla., and her husband Joe and son Christopher Denny of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She had deep and everlasting love for her five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Her Brother Paul currently lives in Sharpsville with his wife Pat, and Jim's brother Tom currently lives in Cranberry with his wife Kitty.
She was predeceased by her parents and sister Elizabeth.
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers are wished to be made to the Sugarloaf Christian Ministry, Village West #18, 5085 Access Road, Carrabassett Valley, Maine 04947.
A memorial service will be held on Sept. 8, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in The Buhl Chapel at Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Buhl Farm Park Casino. Priscilla's passion was swimming at the Park, and living on Ormond Avenue in Sharon she took a shortcut through Oakwood Cemetery every day to swim.
At Sugarloaf on Sept. 15, 2018, there will be a Memorial Service at 10 a.m. in the Richard Bell Chapel at Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Bill and Joan Alfond Alpine Competition Center at Sugarloaf.
Published on July 8, 2018
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