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LEWISTON - With heavy hearts, we announce Rayleene "Ray Ray" C (Piela) Seyb, of Minot, ME passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston. Rayleene was surrounded by her family when she and her cancer fought to a draw. She was 37. Rayleene was born in the Kirchheimbolanden, Germany on July 12, 1979 to Joseph W. Piela and Anke Knapp. She moved to Kansas in 1984, then to Connecticut in 1986, where she graduated from Griswold High School in 1998. She met the love of her life, John Seyb and they moved to Minot, Maine and married in July 2000. Rayleene and John welcomed their daughter Madeline in 2010. Rayleene's huge smile and welcoming spirit will be missed by her family and friends. As her daughter Maddy put it, "My mom was cool!"

Rayleene is survived by her husband, John, daughter Madeline, siblings Christopher and Megan, mother Anke, father Joseph, nieces Cadance, Emma and Ella, nephews Will and Trey and her cat Tiger.
Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Rayleene's online guestbook at

A visitation will be held from 2-4pm on Saturday, March 25 at Fortin/AUBURN. A Memorial Service will follow at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Rayleene's family asks that you consider making a donation to the Dempsey Center, which supported Rayleene and her family throughout her illness. Donation envelopes will be available at the visitation and memorial, and online donations can be made at;

A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St. Auburn, Maine 04210. 783-8545.