WEST FAIRLEE, Vt. – Priscilla Marie (Roy) Dionne, formerly of Old Town, Bangor and Skowhegan, passed away May 4, 2008, surrounded by her family, at her residence. She was born Aug. 8, 1911, in Old Town, the daughter of the late William and Annie (Roy) Roy of Old Town. Priscilla attended St. Joseph’s School, and then began her long employment history that stretched more than 50 plus years and four New England states. She was wife of the late Wilfred J. Dionne, who passed away in February 1989 just prior to their 49th anniversary. They were married at St. Joseph’s Church, Old Town, Sept. 2, 1940. Priscilla was the last surviving member from this generation of the Roy family. Throughout the years, she had enjoyed sharing countless memories of growing up in their home on Water Street. She was born into a family of eight girls and one boy. One sister and their only brother died at birth. Priscilla began her employment at a very young age. During her 16th summer, she worked as a housekeeper at one of the famous summer cottages in Northeast Harbor on Mount Desert Island. She also worked as a blade inspector for The Gillette Co., Massachusetts, and a housekeeper, personal maid and governess for many years. Priscilla and her husband, Wilfred “Bill” Dionne became well known and respected proprietors in the hotel/motel industry. They owned and operated the landmark, Skowhegan House, Skowhegan for many years. Bill and Priscilla adopted their only daughter, Irene, in January 1955. They sold the Skowhegan House in 1956 and purchased a home on Dyer Street. Every spring the Dionne’s would pack up and relocate from their home on Dyer Street to their seasonal residence at Lakeland Motel. Bill and Priscilla owned and operated the motel on Route 201 at the crossroads of Skowhegan, Lakewood and Madison. During their many years of labor and service in the hotel/motel industry, Bill and Priscilla became acquainted with a countless number of people and developed many close and valued friendships that continued for many, many years. Both Priscilla and Bill were involved in various social, civic and religious groups. Priscilla became a member of Daughters of Isabella in 1928 and was lifetime member until the time of her death. After the Dionne’s retired from the hotel/motel industry they moved to Bangor, where they lived until Bill’s death in 1989. They became very active and loved members of the Senior Citizens. Throughout the years Priscilla and Bill traveled to numerous places including California, Hawaii, France and Spain, and enjoyed countless trips to Florida, South Carolina, Bronson, Mo., and all throughout New England. Some of their most memorable trips were with Bangor and Old Town Senior Citizens, and Cyr Bus Lines. Priscilla was well known for her wonderful sense of humor, vast array of jokes and love for making people laugh. She enjoyed entertaining her friends at Old Town Senior Citizens pantomiming songs as “Miss Whoopie Pie,” dancing as a leprechaun and various other characters. Priscilla was predeceased by all surviving six sisters, Amelia, Regina, Bella, Rose, Agnes and Mildred. She is survived by her daughter, Irene and son-in-law, Randy Lagios, of Nashua N.H.; one granddaughter, Renae and her husband, Andrew Williams, of Fairlee, Vt.; three great-grandchildren, Jacob, Robin and Brandon, all of West Fairlee, Vt.; many dear nieces and nephews spread throughout the U.S., many of whom she has enjoyed visiting with on many occasions. Priscilla will be greatly missed by her family and many, many friends. Interment will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery. Plans for a Mass of celebration in honor of Priscilla’s life will be forthcoming. Donations in her memory may be made to Care Net., 110 Main St., Nashua, NH 03060. Funeral arrangements by Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town.