Nanette Louise Littlejohn

QUINCY, Mass., BRIDGEWATER, Mass., and BANGOR - Nanette Louise Littlejohn, 46, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at her Quincy, Mass., home. Born March 20, 1966, in Bangor, she was the youngest child of the late Micheline and Wilbert Littlejohn.

Nanette was a dearly devoted mother who adored her three children, Micheline, Jesus and Joshua, all of Quincy, Mass. She was also dedicated to the food industry, where she held many positions; including restaurant manager, executive chef, pastry chef and caterer. She attended Johnson and Wales Culinary Institute, Providence, R.I., and served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years. In her younger days, she developed her love of children at Penquis CAP, Bangor. Her love of nature, most especially the ocean, shined through her spiritual aura. As her son, Joshua reminisced: "Her smile could brighten the earth, her laughter could be heard miles away and her heart could warm anyone's soul, even on a snow filled morning."

In addition to her children, Nanette is survived by her three siblings, Francine of Bridgewater, Mass., Pierre and Andree of Bangor; and companion, Robert Perry of Quincy, Mass. She also leaves behind eight nephews and nieces, Justin, Carl, Jonathan, Derek, Jacob, Jake, Emelia and Michelina.

Father Adrian Malik gathered the family together and celebrated a private service at Saint Thomas Aquinas Church, Bridgewater.

"Happy birthday in paradise!!! We all love you and miss you!!! XOXOXOXOXO!!!"

Published in BDN Maine on Mar. 20, 2013