MIRJA M. RAINEY
Mirja M. Rainey “Mickey,” 87, of West Paris died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 at Stephens Memorial Hospital, Norway, with her daughter at her side.
She was born July 13, 1925, in South Woodstock, the daughter of Finnish Immigrants, Edward and Tilda Koskela. She worked as a cook, did private house cleaning, and was a bookkeeper for private companies. Mirja loved the outdoors, especially wild flowers and looking for unique shaped colored rocks.
Mirja is survived by her daughter, Minnie Wilson and fiancé Ralph Norris of Leeds; sons, Wade Rainey and wife Dian of West Paris, and Marc Rainey and companion Janet Richardson of West Paris; grandchildren, Angie Henderson and fiancé Rob Arris, Billy Farnum and companion Jen Wilson, Tilda Kennison and companion Kalli Pulkkinen, Scot Rainey and companion April Sumner, Neil Rainey and wife Brenda, Louanne Rainey and companion Craig Rowe, Jeff Rainey and wife Tracey and Nathan Chagnon; great-grandchildren, J.D., Dustin, Theresa, Elicia and husband Kyle, Felicia, Crystal, Taylor, Ben, Ashley, Becca, Josh, Jacob, Ross, Nathan, Rachel, Chasity and Evan; and great-great-grandchildren, Raven, Winter, River, Jaden, and Molly.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edgar I. Rainey; her parents, Edward and Tilda Koskela; brothers, Taisto and Waito Koskela; her sister, Helvi Hale; sons, Craig Rainey, Edgar “Arnie” Rainey and Gary Rainey; and grandson, Michael Rainey.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Finnish Cemetery, Prioneer Street, West Paris. Those wishing may make donations in her name to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 127 Pottle Road, Oxford, ME 04270.
Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.