Susan Jacques Pines


Palo Alto - Susan (Sue) Jacques Pines died on January 28, 2019, age 93, in Palo Alto, California. Sue was the ninth of the eleven children of Lancelot Jacques and Margaret Nicodemus Jacques of Smithsburg, Maryland. She is survived by her son Jack, daughter in law Susan, six grandchildren (Karen Day, Jason Blaisdell, James Blaisdell, Merrick Blaisdell, Margaret Porto, Stephen Pines and Julia Garapon) and eight great grandchildren.
Sue trained as a nurse at the Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, Maryland, and had advanced training at Columbia University. She met her husband, Dr. Philip Pines at the Washington County Hospital. In 1952, Dr. Pines set up his medical practice in Limestone, Maine, where they lived and raised their children, Jack and Judith; Sue was the office nurse. Dr. Pines died in 1975 and their daughter Judith Pines Blaisdell died in 2014.
Sue was active in civic affairs in Limestone and in Aroostook County. She was the first female member of the Limestone Rotary, and the first female state legislator elected from Limestone. Her activities included the Limestone Historical Society, the Girl Scouts, the Limestone Library, and the Limestone Republican Committee. When Loring AFB closed, Sue was a leader of the group planning for the future of Limestone and setting up the Loring Development Authority. She was an early supporter of the Maine School of Science and Mathematics, both with funding, legislative support and even hosting some of the first students.
Sue was instrumental in helping to set up the Pines Health Services, now a large Federally Qualified Health Center in Northern Maine with some 150 employees which was named after the late Dr. Pines. She was on the Board of Cary Medical Center, Caribou, from 1995-2000.
After retiring from the legislature, Sue lived at the Granite Hill Estates in Hallowell, Maine, until moving to Palo Alto in 2016 to be closer to her son Jack. At Granite Hill, she had many wonderful friends and participated in church and social activities, as well as keeping up with her grandchildren.
There will be a Celebration of Life service honoring Susan on Saturday, May 4th at 11 am at the Cox Memorial United Methodist Church, 29 Middle Street, Hallowell, with a reception following. All of Sue's friends and acquaintances are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Sue's memory to either Cox Memorial, the Limestone United Methodist Church, the Robert A. Frost Memorial Library in Limestone or the Maine School of Science and Mathematics.
Published on April 15, 2019
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23 posts

Lloyd Donovan
Apr 16, 2019
Mrs. Pines and her husband was great people and very much love. RIP. you two !!!
Feb 16, 2019
I am very sorry for your loss. We all can take comfort from the hope at Acts 24:15 where it promises that there will be a global resurrection. We will have the chance to welcome back our loved ones who have passed away. The “God of all comfort” gives us an assured hope that can help us during difficult times like this (2 Cor. 1: 3, 4).
Beverly & Conrad Edgecomb
Feb 09, 2019
We were so sorry to hear about Mrs. Pines' passing. She was a wonderful lady and so well respected in our town. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family.
Bob Cyr
Feb 04, 2019
One of the nicest, kindest souls. Sue entertained a group of boys for the 1976 Men’s National Basketball Championship Game. She had one of the only tv hookups in town so naturally we were all invited! Great lady, great family.
Diane A. Oakes Jandreau
Feb 04, 2019
What a great lady , we where so blessed to have her and Dr. pines in our life as we where bring our little family Into The world . So suppportive in every way , to the community of limestone and surrounding towns.
The community General Hospital In Fort Fairfield, Me. Was so blessed to have the Pine family in the area.
Great memories will live on for ever.
Jim White
Feb 03, 2019
Mrs. Pines was a wonderful neighbor. Our prayers to Jack and his family. God Bless!
Babe and stamina bellefleur
Feb 03, 2019
Please accept our condolences,Jack. Your mom was such a nice person.
Denise Michaud Gagnon
Feb 03, 2019
Mrs. Pines was a very special neighbor. She was always pleasant and kind. I have many fond memories of growing up across the street from the Pines family. My thoughts are with you, Jack at this sad time.
David and Terri Louk
Feb 03, 2019
So very sorry for the loss of your mom. Your parents were a big part of our lives as children growing up in Limestone.
LHS Class of 78
Feb 02, 2019
with our deepest sympathy to the Pines family
Beth Barnes Tilmont
Feb 02, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Pines' passing. She was a lovely lady and a good friend to my family. She represented our town with such grace and respect. Her smile welcomed you whenever you saw her. She considered many of her constituents her "kids"--probably since they were former patients! May your many memories help carry you through this difficult time. Please accept my deepest sympathy!
Carolyn Foster
Feb 02, 2019
Jack, so very sorry about the loss of your Mom. She was one of the great early influences in my life thru her kind and caring attitude. Your parents were a valuable addition to the Town of Limestone, the County and the State of Maine. So glad to be able to say I knew them.
David Barden
Feb 02, 2019
Sue was so kind and I have a lot of good memories of her growing up. So sorry about her passing.
Katharyn Stoddard née Thompson
Feb 02, 2019
I remember Sue Pines . She and her husband gave us a beautiful wedding present very expensive at the time . A Revereware roaster a round one with a high cover . I still have it or had it until Bob died and I moved in with my daughter..Limestone has changed so much since they came. She was a nice caring person. She will be missed.
Marilyn thibeau
Feb 02, 2019
Sue and dr.pines were both so special in our family's lives.Also,the years of working at Community General hospital......learned so much from him.She will be missed.Love from the Thibeau's
Tom & Kristin Devoe
Feb 02, 2019
So sorry for your loss, she was a very special lady. Prayers to you all.
Paul and Gail Caldwell, Limestone, Me.
Feb 02, 2019
Sincere Sympathies to Jack and his family. She was a wonderful lady, wife, mother, nurse and Limestone resident. She always had a great smile and no stranger to anyone. I am sure she will be missed by all. May she RIP!!
Ribertine Roy Finnemore
Feb 02, 2019
Sorry for your loss, she was a beautiful lady. She will lite up the sky. God Bless
Feb 02, 2019
I am very sorry for your loss. The promise at John 5:28,29 comforted my family when we lost our baby sister. It promises a global resurrection when we will get to see our loved ones again. This is something we can really look forward to. I hope it comforts your family during this time.
Rachel Pelletier
Feb 02, 2019
So sorry to hear of her passing new the both of them very well Dr. Pines was a great Dr. and she was a great Nurse in our home Town of Limestone.She will be missed by many people may she RIP.Will be missed but never forgotten.
Rinette O'Donnell
Feb 02, 2019
I'm stunned. Sue was one of my best Limestone friends.

Love and condolences to all of you, Jack.
Bernadine Bell Muffler
Feb 02, 2019
Jack and family. So sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a wonderful person. Love and prayers to you all.
Patty Hechler Beruk
Feb 02, 2019
Jack, I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of your Mom and Dad and you and Judy.
Your Mom was a wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you.