Rita DeRosby


Age: 77

mother of Maine first lady Ann LePage who suffered from scleroderma for 20 years and spent many of her last years with her daughter and son-in-law Gov. Paul LePage at the Blaine House in the state capital of Augusta, Maine whose family described her as "a medical miracle" who beat the odds for years and participated in medical studies to help others by seeking a cure for scleroderma (a disease of the skin and connective tissues), but who retired after 39 years at Keyes Fiber Co. and typically spent part of the year in Florida and part in Maine.

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

Born: April 30, 1938

Died: October 18, 2015

Augusta, Maine