GRAY -- Jeannette N. Poirier, 85, passed away peacefully at Ledgewood Manor in Windham on Oct. 22, 2008.
Born in Westbrook, the daughter of Rudolph and Elizabeth Gallant Lemieux and she attended local schools there. After spending many years in Westbrook, the family moved to Little Sebago Lake. She enjoyed socializing with their many friends around the lake. Mrs. Poirier also enjoyed cooking, knitting, crocheting and always making something for someone.
She was a long time communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Windham. Mrs. Poirier was a member of its Lady's Guild, volunteered in the Garden Club and served as an Eucharistic Minister. During the summer months, she was a greeter for the church's summer parish, St. Raymond on Crescent Lake. She always had a smile and always talked about her five boys whom she was so proud of.
She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Alfred 'Ted' Poirier in 1998; and daughter-in-law, Ruth. Surviving are five sons, Michael and wife Francine of San Diego, Calif., Thomas of Gray, Marc and wife Kathy of Cornville, Robert and wife Liana of West Minot and Gary of San Diego, Calif.; four sisters, Rita of Casco, Alice of Scottsdale, Ariz., Louise of Venice, Fla. and Bernadette of Menlo Park, Calif.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the Staff at Ledgewood Manor for all the care that was given.
Visiting hours will be Monday, Oct. 27, from 5-8 p.m. at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Rd., Windham. A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 9 a.m., at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Mrs. Poirier will be laid to rest at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta, at 1 p.m. Friends may send on-line condolences to www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com.
Jeannette N. Poirier
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Oct. 25 to Oct. 26, 2008