WHITING - June Louise Chagnon, a resident of Washington County, passed away at the age of 83 on Sunday, December 20, 2015, in Machias, Maine.
June was born May 19, 1932, in Billerica, Massachusetts, to Harold D. and Elizabeth Baroni. June grew up in the local area and graduated from Billerica High School in 1948. She went on to attend community college, where she studied bookkeeping and typing. June would later use these talents working for the local Cadillac auto dealership and in the family business, Baroni & Sons Contracting. On June 7, 1952, she was married, in her home town, to Thomas F. Chagnon at St. Andrews Church. After their marriage, June and her husband raised their family of 5 children in Chelmsford, Massachusetts; They moved to Alexandria, Virginia to follow Thom's career with the federal government; In the late 60's Thom and June purchased a seasonal home for their family, their love for the ocean brought them to Lubec, Maine where family and friends have summered for over 45 years. June loved sitting on her deck watching the seals swim in the Lubec narrows. Upon Thom's retirement they built their winter home in Port St. Lucie, Florida; which they enjoyed for a few years before Thom's passing.
June was a devoted faithful Catholic communicant, actively serving in the women's guilds and religious education programs. She also served as a Cub Scout Den Mother for the Boy Scouts of America. In her free time, June enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, baking and cake decorating, and floral design. June was an avid walker and for many years was an active member of the Pathfinder's walking group of Lubec.
June always enjoyed her time with her family most of all. She was unwavering in her love and support as a wife and mother. June was very proud of all her children's achievements. She was active in her children's lives and taught them the importance of faith in keeping a generous and kind heart. By example, June showed them how to lift the spirits of family and friends with a warm and cheerful smile. She will be remembered as a loving and dedicated wife, mother, and friend.
June is survived by her sons, Thomas F. Chagnon, Jr., and his wife, Eugenia, of Canton, Massachusetts, John J. Chagnon, and his wife, Ana, of Washington, D.C., and Michael P. Chagnon, and his wife, Gail, of Alexandria, Virginia; daughters, Cindy Morrison, and her husband, Joseph, of Whiting, Maine, and Karen Cote, and her husband, Raymond, of Barton, Vermont; brother, William and wife Betty Baroni, sisters, Dorothy Bourassa, Bettyanne Baroni, and Joann and husband Bob DL Dalziel, sister-in-law, Lorraine Baroni; grandchildren, LeAnne Chagnon, and her husband, Mike Lewandroski, Michael Chagnon, Christopher Cote, and his wife, Kim, Alyson Chagnon, and Cleo Terry and husband Charles her special, loving cousin, Jackie Sampson and lifelong friend, Jean Doherty.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and brothers, Robert and Buddy Baroni.
The family would like to extend a public thank you to June's special caregivers: Anne, Debbie, Glenna, Madisein, Nancy, and Sandy.
A memorial mass is scheduled for Monday, December 28th at 11:00 AM, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lubec, Maine. Charitable donations in June's memory may be made to the Lubec Memorial Library, 55 Water Street, Lubec, Maine 04652. Arrangements under the care of Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Homes, Machias.