OLD TOWN - Germaine E. Nadeau 87, passed away surrounded by her family March 12, 2015, at an Orono nursing facility. She was born in Stillwater December 28, 1927, the daughter of Francis Leroy Lacadie and Rose Yvonne (Lavoie) Lacadie Leblanc.
Germaine worked as a CNA at an Orono nursing home for over 20 years, where she eventually retired from. In addition to loving her family, she was a foster parent. She enjoyed spending time with her family; whether it was driving the kids to pick blueberries (without a license) down the County Road in her station wagon, to spending time with her grandchildren, the Sunday outings at Chemo Pond, gardening, and spending the holidays with family. She loved fishing, camping at parks pond, needle point, enjoyed cooking, loved to "win" playing cards, and Halloween with the grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Germaine was predeceased by her husband of 52 years Thomas Nadeau Jr.; brothers Richard and Harold Lacadie; sisters Dorothy Boucher, Norma Jean Pettorossi, Lorraine Tidwell, Patricia Parent; In-laws George Boucher, Leonard Pettorossi, Albert Tidwell, Ralph Nadeau, Joseph and Jean Nadeau, Shirley and Frederick Shirland; son-in-law Rodney Thurston. She is survived by her children Thomas Nadeau and wife Barbara, Dawn O'Leary and husband Dan, Joey Nadeau and wife Marisa, David Nadeau, Peter Nadeau and wife Kathy, Brenda Mace and husband Glenn, Timothy Nadeau and wife Rosie, Gail Nadeau and fiancé Bruce Crawford, Amy Cates; her in-laws Marjorie Lacadie, Dawn Lacadie, Roger Parent, Leatrice Nadeau, 21 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and step grandchildren.
Friends may call 3-5 and 7-9 PM Monday at the Birmingham Funeral Home 438 Main Street Old Town. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM Tuesday at Parish of the Resurrection, Holy Family Church. Spring interment will be at Lawndale Cemetery, Old Town. Immediately following the mass all are invited to the Parish hall for a light luncheon and continued fellowship.
The family would like to send a special thank you to Jin Roy and the staff at Young's home and Orono Commons for their kind and compassionate care.