Jeanette Harvey

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PATTEN and BROOKSVILLE, Fla. - Jeanette Lawlor Harvey, 74, passed away Nov. 6, 2012, in Florida, after a courageous one year battle with MDS leukemia. She was born April 29, 1938, in Island Falls, to William and Merle (Sherman) Lawlor.

Jeanette grew up on the family farm in the hills of Oakfield. She graduated from Oakfield Community High School and the University of Maine, Orono, with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. On June 26, 1960, Jeanette married Wallace Harvey, moved to Patten and began her teaching career. She taught school for 35 years at Island Falls High School, Patten Academy and Katahdin High School while raising her family. Jeanette enjoyed many years of retirement doing her favorite things: playing golf and bridge, reading, lunching with friends, working on many community projects, and spending time with her family. She was a member and past president of Patten Women's Club; past board member of Katahdin Valley Health Center; governor of the Upper St. John Valley Senior Ladies Golf Association at VaJoWa; member and past secretary of the Ladies 18 Hole Golf Association at Brookridge Golf and Country Club; and board member of Oakfield Community High School Alumni Association.

Jeanette is survived by Wallace, her loving and devoted husband of 52 years. Also surviving are her three daughters, Tracy Nantel and her husband, Bob, of Biddeford, Jill Starrett and her husband, Craig, of Belfast and Carmen Hartt and her husband, Rick, of Glenville, N.Y.; her grandchildren, Cassandra Hartt, Grant Starrett, Marisa Hartt, Jeffrey Boisvert, Bob Nantel Jr. and Jennifer Nantel; her siblings, Kenneth Lawlor and his wife, Belen, Kathleen Boutilier, and Bill Lawlor and his wife, Harriet; sister-in-law, Marlene Lawlor; several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and dear friends. Jeanette was predeceased by her parents; her sister, Theodate Swallow; her brother, Gene Lawlor; and brother-in-law, Everett Boutilier.

Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church, Patten, where a funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday with Steve Richardson officiating, with a time of fellowship immediately afterward. A spring committal service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Veteran's Memorial Library, P.O. Box 695, Patten, ME 04765 or Lafayette Family Cancer Center, 33 Whiting Hill Road, Brewer, ME 04412. For an online register book and to leave condolences, please visit
Published in BDN Maine on Nov. 12, 2012
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