Gemma's Story

DOVER-FOXCROFT - Gemma Rioux Corbin, 77, wife of Roland J. Corbin, died peacefully in her sleep on February 17, 2016, at her home. She was born October 26, 1938, in Drummond, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of Edward and Adele (Picard) Rioux.

Gemma loved having her family around and lived to feed everyone as they came by to visit. No one left her home without leftovers of some kind or her famous bran muffins. Whenever one of her children visited we were expected to call when we got home safely, whether it was 6 or 150 miles away! Once she retired, the sports enthusiast in her came out as she loved going to all of her grandson's high school games. This in turn lead to her passion for the Red Sox and the Patriots. This year she was quite disappointed when the Pats did not make it to the Super Bowl. She also enjoyed having coffee with her good friend, Hazel, who now lives in Alabama.

Gemma is survived by her husband, Roland; her children, Christina Corbin-Price (Don), Terry Harmon (George), Roland F. (Sally), and Floyd (Beth); and her precious grandchildren whom she adored with all her heart, Greg Harmon (Devon), Robbie Harmon (Jade), and Lena Corbin. She is also survived by many brothers and sisters from New Brunswick, Canada, and Aroostook County along with many loving nieces and nephews.

At her request there will be no viewing. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Foxcroft Academy Sports Boosters Club, 975 W Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft 04426. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral home. Condolences and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
Published in Bangor Daily News
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