Clara's Story

MAPLETON - Clara A (Rideout) Lamont, 78, passed away on February 24, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer at the Aroostook Health Center in Mars Hill, Me. Clara was born Oct 13, 1936, in Carlow, NB. The Daughter of William & Vera (Foster) Rideout.

Clara dearly loved her family and was dearly loved by them. She worked many different jobs during her life but her most rewarding was as a wife, mother and grandmother. She was multi talented; a cook, seamstress, published poet, gardener, bird watcher and in her 70's learned to play the 5 string banjo by skype. Clara was involved with the Brain Injury Association of Me and has spent the last 12 yrs involved with the Acquired Brain Injury Advisory Council DHHS, Me.

She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Lewis F. Lamont of Mapleton; son, Peter and his wife, Carrie Lamont of Dayton; daughters, Kathy and her husband, Walter Scott, Cindy and her husband, Edwin Johnson of Mapleton; son, David Lamont of Portland. Clara is also survived by her grandchildren, Amanda and Jessica Scott, Joseph and Jason Johnson; siblings, Archie Rideout of McAdam NB, Douglas Rideout of Carlow, NB, Alice Rideout and her husband, Fred Wilcox Keremies, BC, Betty and her husband, Gil Violette of Perth Andover, NB, William Rideout and his wife, Ruth of London, Ont., Ivan and his wife, Nancy Rideout of Jewette Corner, NB, Rev. Jasper Rideout of Grand Manan, NB, Harvey Rideout of New Bridge, NB, Alonzo and his wife, Gwen Rideout of New Bridge, NB; sisters-in-law, Diana Rideout & Sheila Rideout and brothers in law Gary Lamont & Partner Jennifer Green, Brian and his wife, Debbie Lamont; numerous nieces and nephews.

Clara was predeceased by her parents, William and Vera Rideout; grandson, Shawn Morin; brothers, Allen Rideout and Steven Rideout.

The family would like to extend special thanks to those who cared for Clara at TAMC and Aroostook Health Center.

A Catholic Mass will be held 11am, Monday March 2nd, 2015 at St Marys Catholic Church, Main St, Presque Isle, with Father LaBrie, officiating. Interment will be held in the spring at Fairmount Cemetery, Presque Isle. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Clara's memory to Aroostook Health Center, PO Box 410, Mars Hill, Me 04758. Online condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com
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