Annette Cecile Marie Tanguay Ledoux, 81
WESTBROOK -- Annette Cecile Marie Tanguay Ledoux, 81, of Kennard Street, passed away at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, on The Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary, after a brief illness.
Annette was born in Westbrook on April 16, 1931, the daughter of Albert and Anna (Richard) Tanguay. She attended Westbrook schools, and was an accomplished pianist, having studied with the nuns at St. Hyacinth's School and with Louis Sirois. Annette attended Broward County Community College during her and her husband's extended visit with their daughter in South Florida.
Annette was raised on a farm and loved riding her horse, Rainbow. In her youth, she enjoyed ice skating where she met her husband, Robert E. Ledoux. They were married by the Rev. Charles J. Ledoux, Robert's brother, on June 29, 1950. Her wedding picture was selected by Loring Studios for display in the storefront window. Annette and Robert raised nine beautiful children. Her entire life was dedicated to her family.
Annette worked at Sebago Moc for many years and also worked at the Westbrook School Department, where she retired. Annette belonged to the Presentation of The Children of Mary at St. Hyacinth's Parish. She was also a member of Our Lady of St. Anne's Society and was a lifelong communicant of St. Anthony of Padua, (formerly St. Hyacinth's Parish.) Annette was a survivor of breast cancer
. She was a strong and determined women and endured all of life's challenges with strength and grace.
A highlight of Annette's life was the trip she took in 1984, along with her mother, to The Holy Land, in Jerusalem, where she was able to visit the birthplace of Christ. She floated in the Dead Sea and had many other adventures there.
Annette was predeceased by her husband, Robert; sons, Albert and Charles; sisters, Theresa Mondor and Irene Trepanier, and brothers, Maurice Tanguay,
Leo Tanguay, and Alexander Tanguay. She is survived by sons, Raymond, Robert and wife Linda and Richard, all of Westbrook, daughters, Susan Ledoux Goff, Catherine Albert and husband Peter, Anne Marie Ledoux Gallant and Frances Mandigo, all of Westbrook; 21 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and a great-grandchild on the way. Annette is also survived by sisters, Yvette Girouard and husband Raymond, Constance Baillargeon, both of Westbrook, Rita Tardiff and Margaret Palmer of Gorham, brothers, Henry Tanguay and wife Rita of Gray, Philip Tanguay and wife Ida, Richard Tanguay, both of Westbrook; numerous nieces, nephews and godchildren.
She was the most giving mother, with a heart of gold. Annette's unconditional love and kindness had no boundaries. She gave her all, and asked for nothing in return.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Southern Maine, the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, Father Joe Koury, John Tanguay, nephew, and Jeannette Tanguay, niece.
A visiting hour will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at St. Anthony of Padua, 268 Brown St., Westbrook, where a funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Joseph J. Koury, as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Hyacinth's Cemetery. Arrangements are by A.T. Hutchins Funeral & Cremation Services, Portland. To offer words of condolence and share memories with the family, please go to the obituaries section at www.athutchins.com
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation in
memory of Annette Ledoux to:
The Bruce Roberts Toy Fund
P.O. Box 7310
Portland, Maine 04112