Michelle L. (Beaupre) Matt

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Michelle L. Beaupre Matt, 57
SANFORD - Michelle L. Beaupre Matt, 57, of Sanford, beloved mother, sister and wife, passed away on Dec. 22, 2017, after a 10-year battle with breast cancer. She braved the fight with poise and courage, becoming the source of strength for her children. She passed peacefully surrounded by the love and care of her family: her children, Jessica, Justin, Nick, Lucas and Ethan Matt; her sister Lisa Starbard and her husband, Skip Dore.
Michelle was born in Danvers, Mass., on Jan. 13, 1960, the daughter of George and Carolyn Beaupre.
She was a dedicated mother to her five children, always looking for new, unique ways to bring happiness and joy in their lives. She was a big-time jokester and loved to play pranks on her family. From coloring the dog blue to sewing underpants together, everyone learned to prepare for April 1st. She would collect funny things anyone said or did throughout the year and share them over a family dinner. Her first joy was her children and her selfless love for them was evident and undeniable.
Michelle was a highly accomplished author. She has been published in a variety of magazines including Christian Camp and Conference Journal, Family Fun, Vermont Life, and the Standard. She has also won several writing contests during the annual State of Maine Writers' Conferences. Her short stories can also be found in the book, "God Allows U-turns," and in "Chicken Soup for the Christian Woman's Soul."
Michelle was a licensed social worker at the Goodall Hospital Newton Center. She also served as Goodall's Senior Advocate. She was highly regarded and praised for her work.
Despite her declining health, she never let go of her trust in God. Her faith was a light to many people. She constantly encouraged her family with prayer and modeled for her children what it meant to truly walk with God.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at Curtis Lake Christian Church in Sanford on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 1:30 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit: www.blackfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in the form of gift cards (restaurant, gas, grocery, etc.) that will be given to the New England Cancer Center in Michelle's honor. The family would like to give back by offering gift cards to other families in need who are battling cancer.










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Lafrance-Lambert & Black Funeral Home
29 Winter St
Sanford, ME 04073
(207) 324-3090
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 4, 2018
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