Edwena's Story

CARIBOU - Edwena A. (Dionne) Theroux, 85, died May 28, 2014 at Presque Isle surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Fort Fairfield, Feb. 22, 1929, the daughter of the late Edward J. Dionne and Beulah (Farley) Barnes and granddaughter of Fred and Mina (Thibodeau) Farley.

She worked in Connecticut for a number of years as a home health care worker. Edwena moved back to Maine ten years ago to be close to her daughters. She enjoyed playing Bingo and cards with her friends at Caribou Gardens. Her favorite day was Saturday, when her daughters, Deanna and Shelley would take her shopping in Presque Isle and back to Caribou to her favorite restaurant Freddie's Southside, it was our favorite day also.

She is survived by three daughters, Wilma Recor of Harrington, DE, Deanna Little and her husband, Wayne of New Sweden and Shelley O'Rourke of Caribou, her sister and brother-in-law, Roma and Roy Nolen of Missouri, her son-in-law, Berkley Gadwah of Connecticut and daughter-in-law, Colleen Maskell of Kenduskeg. Ten grandchildren, Dale, Angela, Tracy, Lori, Kimberly, Valerie, Shane, Ginger, Bob and Elizabeth. Many great-grandchildren, including a special great-granddaughter, Jocelyn Bernardi, great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two daughters, Janet Brassbridge and Velma Gadwah and a son, George "Sandy" Maskell, sons-in-law, Neil O'Rourke and Robert Brassbridge, and grandson, Neil O'Rourke, Jr.

Friends may call at the Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou, 9 a.m. Saturday May 31, 2014 until time of services which will be held at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Gaylon Doody officiating. Interment will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Fort Fairfield. Following the funeral service all are invited to a time of continued fellowship and refreshments at the Henry B. Pratt Post 15 American Legion, Caribou. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com
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