Eleanor Mae Lizzotte
Apr 9, 1929 - Feb 25, 2017
- Eleanor Mae Lizzotte, 87, died peacefully February 25, 2017, at her residence with her loving family by her side. She was born April 9, 1929, in Bradley, a daughter of Moses and Arlene (Shorette) Jackson.
She graduated from John Bapst High School, Class of 1947. Eleanor and her husband Gubby were married for close to 60 years before his death in 2008. She retired after more than 25 years as the director of employee benefits at the University of Maine, Orono in 1991. She will be remembered as an immaculate housekeeper and maker of outstanding peanut butter fudge. Eleanor enjoyed spending time with her family especially watching her grandchildren in their athletic pursuits and Christmas shopping. She loved to go on Sunday drives with many family members in tow, ending up in beautiful picnic areas across the state and the coast of Maine.
She is survived by three children Janet Bruehl and her husband Michael of Winterport, Michael Lizzotte and his wife Libby of Old Town, Timothy Lizzotte of Bradley; five grandchildren Dawn Gordon and Frank Cerullo, Melanie Gordon and Eric Hathorne, Jaret and Susie Lizzotte, Joshua Lizzotte and Missy Dorr, Justin and Torey Lizzotte; five great grandchildren Riley Francis, Sophia Libby, Emma Libby, Jackson Lizzotte, Olivia Lizzotte; two special cousins Priscilla Applegate, and Rosemarie Bate, and many dear nieces nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her parents Moses and Arlene Jackson, her husband Walter "Gubby" Lizzotte, and her sister Carlista Latno.
Friends and family will gather 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at the Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main Street, Old Town. Spring graveside services will be at Forest Hill Cemetery, Old Town. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association , PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005