Marie May (Dumais) McDermott

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Marie May (Dumais) McDermott

May 01, 1929 - November 07, 2018

Madawaska Marie May (Dumais) McDermott, 89, passed away peacefully on November 7, 2018, at a Madawaska nursing facility. Born on May 1, 1929 in Frenchville, ME, she was the daughter of the late Marie (Picard) Dumais and Henri Dumais.
Her father was a prominent potato farmer and their family spent many years harvesting the crops, doing chores on the farm and raising farm animals. In her early years, she was educated in a one-room schoolhouse which still stands today. She graduated high school in 1947 from Notre Dame De La Sagesse in St. Agatha, Maine. On July 14, 1951, Marie married Donald Leo McDermott whom she met while working as a secretary at Fraser Paper, and together, Don and Marie raised three children. Marie enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing golf, bowling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, square dancing, snow tubing, boating, gardening, yoga and exercising. She and her husband celebrated life with 'the Lakers' at Long Lake.
She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella and also the Four Seasons Trail Association where she enjoyed various outdoor activities. Marie was well loved by her grandchildren and regarded as a ruthless card shark, always ready to beat them in a few rounds of cribbage and rummy. She was renowned for her homemade chicken soup, jello salad concoctions and Brown Sugar Pie, which led to misadventures such as forgetting to stop at the Canadian border. She had an infectious "joie de vivre" that drew people, young and old, to her.
Marie is survived by her sisters, Priscilla Greenwood of Meriden, CT, and Therese Dumais of Madawaska, ME; brother, Roland Dumais of Simi Valley, CA; son, Mark McDermott and his wife, Linda; and son, Kenneth McDermott of Madawaska ME; and daughter, Kathleen Evans of Dover, NH. She is also survived by her dear companion, Lorn Dumont of Falls Church, VA, and by seven grandchildren, Jill McDermott and husband, Santiago Herrera, of Bethlehem, PA; Thomas McDermott of Portland, ME; Timothy McDermott of West Lebanon, NH; Chelsea Officer and husband, Tim, of Somerville, MA; Kayla Evans of Brighton, MA; David McDermott of Fort Kent, ME; and Shawn McDermott of Madawaska, ME. Marie was predeceased by her beloved husband, Donald; her brothers, Lawrence and Bertrand Dumais; and her sister, Doris Chamberland.
A special thank you to Lorraine Dumont for her kindness and devotion in providing round-the-clock care to Marie during her final days, and a grateful appreciation of the excellent caretakers at the Fort Kent hospital and High View Manor nursing home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at the St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Madawaska. Family and friends may call at the Lajoie Funeral Home in Madawaska from 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. before the service. Interment will be held at the St. Agatha Cemetery at 1 p.m. after the service.
Published on November 9, 2018
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Ken & Cindy Baron
Nov 12, 2018
May the fond and cheerful memories of Marie overshadow her passing. Our deepest condolences.
Helen(Martin) Merrill
Nov 11, 2018
Mark, Kathy Ken and extended family,
So sorry for your loss. In 2007 after my mom’s funeral, Marie came over and shared some lovely memories of her. I was so touched by her kind words. My deepest condolences to all.
Marilyn (Desjardins) Michaud
Nov 11, 2018
Kathy I was sorry to hear of your Mom's passing; she was a special lady and you are much like her.
May the good memories you shared give you comfort in this time of loss.
My deepest sympathies,
Dave Dufour
Nov 10, 2018
Kathy and sorry to hear about your loss. Your mom was such a classy lady. I'm sure she's given you many wonderful memories to reflect upon. Jan and I send our sincere condolences and prayers.
Reginald and Fay Lavoie
Nov 10, 2018
We wish to express our sincere sympathy to the McDermott and Dumais families on the death of our cousin Marie Mae.
May God give comfort and peace to all. Our hearts and prayers are with you. I'm sure the the Lord reserved her a peaceful place in Heaven.
Charlie & Monique Cyr
Nov 09, 2018
Our deepest sympathies to Mark & Linda and the McDermott family. May she rest in peace.
steve gagnon
Nov 09, 2018
to the families of marie mcdermott our sincere condolences to you all may god comfort you all in this time of sorrow we will keep you all in our prayers and in our hearts we love you all and god bless you very nice to see the family
Michael & Regenia Barber and Family
Nov 09, 2018
Our sincere sympathy and love go out to each of you. Kathy, Mark, Ken and your families, will be in our hearts and prayers. She was a great aunt and mother. And I'm sure you will treasure those wonderful memories forever.
Dine Cyr
Nov 09, 2018
Kathy, Mark, and Ken.
So sorry to hear about your Mom. She lived life to the fullest and it was evident how much she loved you all. I was amazed how active and beautiful she was for her age. May she RIP
Scott Chamberland
Nov 09, 2018
Bonnie Cipriani (Ouellette)
Nov 09, 2018
My deepest heartfelt Condolences to the McDermott and Dumais' Family. May God's Grace bring you Peace and May the Memories of your Mom / of Marie bring you Comfort.
Bob Proulx
Nov 09, 2018
My deepest sympathies to the familly.
Marielle Hinson
Nov 09, 2018
Dear Kathy, I am SO, SO sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. I'm sending you prayers and hugs.
Love, Marielle
Val & Joey
Nov 09, 2018
Our sincere condolences to you Kathy and you family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Maureen Barber Perez
Nov 09, 2018
Your Florida cousins are all so so sorry for your loss. Aunt Marie was such a joy to be around with her sense of humor. Which she would have to have to be around my two uncles (Mac and Don) They were such teasers. I have so many fond memories of when we all got together in 1999. She will definitely be missed❤️
Rodney Beaulieu
Nov 09, 2018
I went to school with Kathy and new Mark. My deepest condolences on the loss of their mother. The whole family were very special and friendly. I know Mrs. McDermott will be missed. My prayers are with you.
Babe and Rita Daigle
Nov 09, 2018
We wish to extend our sincere condolences to the MeDermott and Dumais families. Mrs. McDermott was a dear friend of the Daigle/Martin families.
Babe and I shared a moment with Marie this September while on the deck of the Sporting Club. It was a gorgeous fall afternoon and she was enjoying the sunny weather, and the company of her daughter-in-law, Linda. We spoke for quite some time and as we said our goodbyes, she left us with her beautiful smile. May she rest in peace.
Nov 09, 2018
I will like to express my condolences for the loss of your love one. Death is the hardest thing to deal with. May you receive strength from the "God of all comfort"-2 Corinthians 1:3,4.
John Hebert
Nov 09, 2018
Dear McDermott family.
Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I am glad she enjoyed a long and happy life. I will fondly remember her soft-spoken and gentle personality. And I will never forget how she danced late into the night at Jill's wedding reception while sat near by pooped out!
Take Care..John
Phyllis Baker
Nov 09, 2018
Our deepest sympathies. What a beautiful lady she was. May you cherish the memories and be Blessed with strength
Phyllis Baker
Nov 09, 2018
Our deepest sympathies. What a beautiful lady she was. A true gem. God Bless you with special memories and strength ❤
Judy Bouchard
Nov 09, 2018
Marie was a sweet lady who always welcomed my daughter, Heather Dawn and I, on the occasion would stop by for a visit at their home on 15th. . Marie was especially tickled when Heather would ride sea doo over to her, Marie's cam, for an impromptu visit. Apparently, they would chat and giggle the entire visit.
R.I.P. Marie. You are already missed by many.
Fr. Claude R. Gendreau, Portland, ME
Nov 09, 2018
My most sincere sympathies to the McDermott and Dumais families. Be assured of my thoughts and prayers for all at this time. May she rest in peace.
Jim Michaud
Nov 09, 2018
Please accept my condolences, and may you be comforted by fond memories of good times well spent.