James's Story

PRESQUE ISLE - James W. Nadeau, 63, passed away at a Presque Isle healthcare facility Sunday, March 22, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. He was born June 15, 1951, to Wilford and Edna (Hatch) Nadeau.

Jim worked as a Park Ranger at the Aroostook State Park for many years. He was a graduate of Northern Maine Community College and the University of Maine at Presque Isle. He also served in the United States Air Force and the Vietnam War. He belonged to many organizations including the Presque Isle Masonic Lodge, Presque Isle Shriners and Disabled American Veterans.

Mr. Nadeau is survived by his wife, Yvonne (Sock) Nadeau of Presque Isle; two sons, David Nadeau and his wife Stacey of Caribou; Jackson Nadeau and his wife Kate of Auburn; a daughter Yvonne Kibbin and grandson Eric Kibbin of Georgia; a brother, Dean Nadeau and wife, Trudy of Yakima, Washington; three stepdaughters, Priscilla Jewell of Bangor, Gail Jewell and companion, John Martinelli of Mapleton, Shirley Jewell and companion, Joe Bourgoine of Washburn; two stepsons, Nelson Jewell and his wife, Shirley of Levant, and Greg Jewell of Londonderry, New Hampshire; a niece, Jennifer King of Arkansas; a step-son-in-law, Dana Dickinson of Presque Isle; and several step grandchildren who affectionately call him "Grampy Jim." Also his dog and loyal companion, Thunder. He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Gerald Nadeau; a stepdaughter, Mary Dickinson; a step grandson, Benjamin Jewell and a step granddaughter, Michaela Pinkham.

Friends may call Friday, March 27, 2015, from 10-11 a.m. at Faye Funeral Home, 5 Erskine St., Presque Isle. A Memorial Service will follow at 11 a.m. from the chapel of the funeral home. Internment will take place at the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery, Caribou. Reception time and place will be announced. Arrangements by Faye Funeral Home. To sign the online register please visit www.FayeFuneralHome.com
Published in Bangor Daily News
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