Bernice's Story

PRESQUE ISLE - Bernice Nadeau Laveway, 98, passed away November 29, 2014 at Mercy Home in Eagle Lake surrounded by family. She was born November 13, 1916 in Fort Kent, the daughter of Alfred and Alexina (Dube/Dubay) Nadeau.

She attended normal school, graduated and went to nursing school. She married Milton Laveway and they spent many weekends in the woods building a "base camp" at St. Froid Lake. She loved to hunt, fish and canoe and in later years enjoyed being an artist.

She is survived by her brother, Alton Nadeau of Bucksport, a sister, Teresa Daigle of Alexandria, MN and many nieces and nephews spread across the country. In addition to her parents and her husband, she is predeceased by brothers; Alyre, Herman, Docite, Frederick, Mildrick and John Nadeau and sisters; Palmyre Charron, Marie Nadeau, Laurie Ann Ricard and Geneva Pelletier.

Friends and family may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle. A mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Parish of the Precious Blood with Rev. Kyle Doustou, Celebrant. Interment will be held in the spring. A reception will follow the mass at the K of C Hall. Donations may be made in her memory to The American Red Cross of Maine, Aroostook County Branch, 7 Hatch Drive, Suite 250, Caribou, ME 04736. Online condolences may be expressed at
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