Ardith “Ardi” Louise Millay, 78, a resident of Hope, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. She was born July 5, 1933, in Monroe to Lawrence Herbert Elwell and Elsie Maddocks Elwell. She grew up in Swanville and attended local schools. She met and married the love of her life, Wilbur B. Millay. They would have been married 64 years this September.

Ardi was a devoted mother and wife and was dearly loved by all who knew her. She loved to feed the birds and was an avid reader and enjoyed her books.

Ardi was predeceased by her son Keith Michael, her parents, Lawrence and Elsie, and her sisters Lorene and Carol.

She is survived by her husband, Wilbur B. Millay, daughter Virginia Millay and husband Dave Franclemont of Rockland, son Roger Millay and wife Debra of Union, and son Michael Millay and wife Deborah of Union. She will be greatly missed by her sister Arla and husband Raymond Hall Sr., brother Clifford Elwell and wife Mary, sister Dorothy Elwell, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Interment will be at the Morrill Cemetery at a later date.