Frances Jordan Banks, a 102-year-old World War II Army nurse who served in India and spent many years on an Aroostook County potato farm in Maine, lived a life that was book-ended by pandemics. Abigail Curtis reports for the Bangor Daily News from Portland, Maine.
The Cape Elizabeth native was born during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, and died a few days ago of COVID-19.
Banks had been living at Cape Memory Care, a residential care facility in Cape Elizabeth that is a site of an outbreak of the disease.
The centenarian married late in life and didn