Shirley M. Plourde


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Madawaska - Shirley M. Plourde, 83, passed away on February 23, 2019 at Westgate Center Nursing home in Bangor, ME. Shirley was born on November 3, 1935, daughter of the late John McHenry and Marie Amanda McHenry. Shirley was an active member of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish. Her kindness and care giving were known by many. She loved and was loved by her family, friends, and everyone she met.
Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Donald W. Plourde, and her brothers George, John, Gerry, and Franklin. She is survived by her daughter, Debra and her husband, Andrew Gauvin of Hancock, ME, her daughter, Sandra, of Old Orchard Beach, ME, and her daughter Laura and her husband Ken Dumais of Virginia Beach, VA, her sister, Helen Gendreau, of Madawaska, brothers Edward and his wife Joan, Arnold and his wife Huguette of Madawaska, and brother, Patrick and his wife Eileen of Howell Michigan, 13 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and 3 unborn great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Madawaska. Family and friends may call from 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Wednesday, February 27 and 9:00 - 9:45 AM, Thursday, February 28 at Lajoie Funeral Home. For online visits condolences, please visit
Published on February 25, 2019
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Eileen Michaud
Feb 28, 2019
Tom and I send our deepest condolences on your mom's passing. What a joy it was to meet up with her out in the community. She was always ready with a smile and a word of encouragement. May you know that we all share in your sadness. We keep you in prayer,
Love, Tom and Eileen
Ron Grandmaison
Feb 28, 2019
My deepest sympathies to the family. Ron G
Denise St Jarre
Feb 27, 2019
Ma tante Shirley was a beautiful soul! She lived an exemplary life and was a source of light to many! My heartfelt condolences to you, Debbie, Sandy & Laura!
Chantale Lagace ( the late Shirley Plourde / Lagace )
Feb 26, 2019
So sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. My mom spoke of her often. Our condolences to the family.
Chantale,Susan,Sharon, Micheline, Karen and Nelson
Kim Ouellette
Feb 26, 2019
Debbie, Sandy, Laura & family and friends my deepest and sincere condolences to you all for a great loss in your lives. Your mom was a wonderful lady. Her youthful spirit, her faithfulness to our Lord will always be remembered. Thinking & praying for you in this time of Sadness.
Paula Charette
Feb 26, 2019
So very sad to hear. A beautiful woman. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.
Feb 26, 2019
I extend to you my deep and sincere condolences at this time surrounding the departure of a kind and friendly woman, whose presence would brighten up any place she went.May fond memories help to cushion the blow of such a great loss.
Fr. Claude R. Gendreau, Portland, ME
Feb 26, 2019
My sincere sympathies to the family. Be assured of my thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace.
Carrie and Sofia
Feb 25, 2019
Sending prayers, love and hugs to all of Aunt Shirley’s family and friends. Glad Sofia and I spent some time with her in July and played some Dominos. XXXOOO
Charlene Sirois
Feb 25, 2019
Deb, San & Laura, My deepest sympathies on your mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers with you all. RIP Mrs. Shirley.
Amy, Allan, Kayla, Autumn, and Brianna Linn
Feb 25, 2019
Aunt Shirley was such a lovely Aunt with a caring heart. I enjoyed my visit this past June. She insisted on sharing her soup and sandwich. Our condolences. This photo was taken, June 2018
Susan Morin Desmarais
Feb 25, 2019
My sincerest condolences for your loss. She was such a nice lady with a great smile. May your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. God bless
Jake Turgeon
Feb 25, 2019
Shirley was a wonderful, kind and caring person. Our deepest condolences to her family and those whose lives she touched.
Karen & Phil Levesque
Feb 25, 2019
Deb, Sandy and Laura, our sincere sympathies and prayers to you all. Aunt Shirley was such a special mom and aunt, we will never forget her. She is up in heaven with Uncle Don And the rest of the family, watching over us. Rest In Peace, Matante
Sues Pelletier
Feb 25, 2019
I would like to send my condolences to Shirley's family. I have many wonderful memories of time spent together.
Conrad & Joyce (Gendreau) Plourde
Feb 25, 2019
Our sincere sympathies to the family. May your memories help you through this difficult time love & prayers for all.
Vernon Dufour
Feb 25, 2019
So sorry for your loss 🙏
Allen & Mary Guerrette
Feb 25, 2019
Our sincere sympathy to all the family at this most difficult time. Nanny, Mrs. Plourde was one of our early babysitters. We were blessed to have this lady as she was so full of love and wisdom and kindness. She will be missed by many. Heaven has gained another angel. ❤️.
Charlie & Monique Cyr
Feb 25, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies to the McHenry family
Louise Nadeau Beaulieu
Feb 25, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family of Madame Plourde---she was such a kind and loving person---may she rest in peace---