GRAND ISLE - Marguerite M. Dionne (Margot), of Grand Isle, Maine, died on June 2, 2016, with her family by her side at the beautiful age of 90.
She was predeceased by her dear husband Jean Francois (John) Dionne.
She will be greatly missed by her 8 children, their spouses, significant others, and 14 grandchildren: Francine Dionne of Deale, MD and Washington DC; Georgette Dionne of Brunswick, ME, and her children Margot, AndrÃ©, and Timothy; Jean Paul Dionne and Cyndi Levesque of Bangor, ME and his children Christian and Sebastian; Luce Marie Dionne, O.S.B., of Duluth, MN; Luc Dionne and Barbara Cookson of Bangor, ME; Suzanne and Joseph Mickiewicz of Montclair, VA, and their children Dominique, Etienne, and Francois; Carmen Palmer and John Anagnostis of Topsham, ME and her children Julie and Danielle; Claire of Springvale, ME and her children Natalie, Catherine, Annie, and Rachel. Margot, born on April 4,1926, in St. ArsÃ¨ne, (municipality of RiviÃ¨re-du-Loup), Quebec, Canada, was the 10th of 13 children of Alma and Gustave Dionne. She is survived by 5 sisters and numerous nieces and nephews.
Margot received post-high school training at L'Ã‰cole Normale (Teacher's College), in Sainte-Rose-du-DÃ©gelÃ©, under the supervision of the Sisters of St. Rosaire. Following her marriage in 1954, she immigrated to the United States where she raised her children with her husband John, completed her high school diploma, and became a US citizen. She leaves a rich legacy of deep faith and "joie de vivre" which she shared at every encounter and opportunity. She was exceptionally creative, and had an abiding interest in many areas including cooking, sewing, arts and crafts, golf and bridge. She loved to remind us of the preciousness of life, laughter and the importance of keeping family traditions alive.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at St. Gerard Church, in Grand Isle, ME. Family and friends may call at Lajoie Funeral Home, Madawaska, ME from 5-8 pm on Tuesday, June 7. There will be no visiting hours the morning of the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margot's memory to Le Club Acadien, c/o La Maison Acadienne, Suite 223, 339 French Street, Madawaska, ME 04756. For online condolences, please visit www.lajoiefuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lajoie Funeral Home, LLC.