East Millinocket, Brewer, and Bangor -
Jacqueline B. Maillet, wife of the late Felix Maillet, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, September 3, 2016. She was born April 8, 1931 in Limestone, the daughter of Joseph Denis, Sr. and Eva (Rioux) Page.
Jackie grew up in East Millinocket, and was a graduate of Schenck High School, class of 1949. She married Felix Maillet on June 18, 1949. They were together for 41 years, until Felix passed away in 1991. In high school, she was involved in many activities, especially the high school orchestra in which she played the violin. From that she developed a lifelong love and appreciation of classical music. Jackie was an avid contract bridge player. For over 40 years, she pursued acquiring Master Points in the American Contract Bridge League. She was a member of the Dirigo Bridge Club, and the Maine Bridge Association of the ACBL. She received several trophies for her accomplishments, but she was most proud of the two she received for Miss Congeniality. For many years, Jackie did neighborhood charity drives including the March of Dimes and the American Heart Association. A faithful Catholic, she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society for several years, and was a communicant of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Brewer.
She is survived by three children, Gary Maillet and his wife Brenda of Nicholasville, Kentucky, Denise Birkel and her husband Charles of Bangor, and Terry Maillet-Jones and her husband Dennis of Beaumont, Texas; six grandchildren, Betty Lynn Maillet-Crutcher, Melodie Moody, Monica Maillet-Wirtz, Christine Costigan, Gregory Boober, Jr., and Sean Birkel; seven great grandchildren; four brothers and their wives: Edward and Cecile Page, Regis and Inez Page, James and Katherine Page, Philippe and Carol Page; sisters-in-law: Joanna Page, Judy Page, and Eunice Page; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members. Jackie was predeceased by her parents: Joseph and Eva, brothers: Raymond, Hubert, Gerald, Wayne, Donald, and Joseph; sisters: Isabelle and Eva; sisters-in-law: Dottie Page and Betty Page; and a special friend, Delores Cross.
Friends are invited to visit with the family 2-4 P.M. Tuesday, September 6 at the Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack Street, Millinocket. After cremation, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 A.M. Thursday, September 8 at Christ the Divine Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Catholic Church, 58 Cedar Street, East Millinocket. Interment will be at the East Millinocket Cemetery.
The family would like to thank all the caregivers and friends that she made at Winterberry Heights who enriched her life and made her last days as comfortable as possible.
Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.