Mary's Story

PRESQUE ISLE - Mary E. (Michaud) Duplessis, 61, beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully July 7, 2015 at her home in Presque Isle. She was born October 7, 1953 in Bangor, the daughter of Harry and Erastine (Melvin) Michaud.She was predeceased by her parents.

Mary married her high school sweetheart, Richard Duplessis, 40 years ago. They had five children.

Mary Ellen graduated from Presque Isle High School and Mercy Hospital School of nursing in Portland. She worked as a registered nurse at Cary Medical Center and The Aroostook Medical Center for many years in ICU, recovery room, Med Surg, and day surgery.

Mary was active in the many school activities of her children as well as an active member of the State Road Advent Christian church serving in many different capacities.

Mary is survived by her husband Richard, son Benjamin of Fairfield, daughter Ellen Keister of Roanoke VA and son-in-law Jon with grandson Jonah, son Daniel of Goldsboro NC and daughter-in-law Casey with grandson Danny, daughter Sarah of Presque Isle and her finance Joseph Bell, and son Andrew of Bloomingdale, GA and daughter-in-law Kristi.

A memorial service will be held 1PM Sat. July 18,2015 at the Duncan-Graves Funeral Home 30 Church Street Presque Isle with Rev. Gregory Moody officiating. Friends may call noon until time of service at the funeral home.

The family wishes to thank the community for their generous support following her accident in 2003. They also wish to thank her supportive friends especially Mitzi McKinney, Mary McCarthy, Jackie Pelletier, and Nancy Lewis; her caregivers and Hospice of Aroostook staff for all their excellent care and support.

Donations may be made in her memory to the House of Comfort P.O. Box 867 Presque Isle, ME 04769 to build a hospice and palliative care home or to Visiting Nurses of Aroostook/Hospice of Aroostook 14 Access Hwy. Caribou, ME 04736.

Online condolences may be shared at www.duncan-graves.com
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