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Jacqueline W. Proulx

March 17, 1929May 9, 2021

. Jacqueline “Jackie” Patricia Watier Proulx, 92, passed away on May 9, 2021 in Lewiston, ME. She was born in Sanford, ME, on March 17, 1929, the daughter of Frederick Watier and Lydia Normand Watier. She attended St. Ignatius Grammar and High Schools, and was President of the 1946 graduating class. While in high school she was instrumental in starting the cheerleading squad, and served as head cheerleader. She was also an avid tennis player in her youth, and played in the semi-finals of the Sanford City Tennis Association. She loved life, played piano, had a beautiful singing voice (which she lent to many choirs), and enjoyed dancing. She married Harvey J. Proulx in 1951, and moved to Montreal where she worked as an administrative assistant and translator while he finished medical school. They returned to the States in 1952 settling eventually in Lewiston, ME. Together they raised 6 children - Pamela Proulx-Curry (husband Robert Curry), Francis Proulx (wife Vivian Beaulieu Proulx), Monique Curtis (husband Peter Curtis), Patricia Proulx-Lough (husband Alastair Lough), Charles Proulx (wife Elise Caron Proulx), and Suzanne Proulx (husband Daniel Schneider). She was a faithful and devoted wife, a loving mother, and a great friend. She was fashion minded even to the end, and had a keen eye for decorating. She enjoyed skiing during the winter and life at her Thompson Lake cottage in the summer. In 1989 she and her husband retired to Florida spending half the year there and the other half at Thompson Lake in Poland, ME until the early 2000s when they returned permanently to Maine. While they lived at “Top of the World” in Clearwater, FL, she served as President of the New England Club. She achieved a good balance in life. She was a devout Catholic, knew how to have a good time, and hosted great parties with her wide circle of friends. She is predeceased by her husband of 66 years Harvey, brothers Roland and Oscar Watier. She is survived by: her sister, Rachel Watier Tranchemontagne; her sister-in-law and friend, Eva Proulx; her six children; 15 grandchildren - Carolyn Clancy, Garrett and Eva Curry, Audrey and John Lough, Aaron, Charles, Jacob, Michelle and Sarah Proulx, Jacqueline Sawyer, Ezekiel, Amanda, and ‘Ishah Price, and Jaime Vallee; and 18 great grandchildren - Tucker and McKinley Clancy, Soraya and Gabriel Curry, Aria Lam, Alexis Lough, Lilith Price, Nora, Levi, Cory, and Ella Proulx, Ziyah Proulx-Shadel, Cassidy, Ethan, and Jack Sawyer, Michael, Dillon, and Bailey Vallee. You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Jacqueline’s life by visiting her guest book at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com

Friends may call from 9:00 – 10:30 AM on June 11, 2021, at Fortin Group Lewiston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Friday, June 11, 2021 at Holy Family Catholic Church at 607 Sabattus St., Lewiston, ME. Burial will be at St Peter’s Cemetery, 217 Switzerland RD, Lewiston, ME. Memorial contributions may be made to either The Good Shepherd Food Bank, Auburn ME,( https://www.gsfb.org/get-involved/donate/) or to Konbit Sante (Cap-Haitien Health Parnership),362 US-1, Falmouth, ME (https://konbit.sante.org/donate). Arrangements are under the care & direction of The Fortin group Funeral Homes, Cremation & Monument Services 70 Horton St. Lewiston 784-4584 .

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 11, 2021

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, June 11, 2021

Memories

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Dan Gosselin

June 2, 2021

Bonjour à la Belle Famille Proulx et Leurs Descendants,
Few in the world are knowing that this family was the first ecumenical-minded before Pope John XXIII popularized the idea. Mostly neighbors along East Ave were cognizant of Proulx ‘s glorious side yard apple tree where nearly everyone was allowed to partake & pocket of the juicy, crisp apples - no matter their faith. Indeed, what a summer treat for all who passed by on the street - no matter the trespasser. It was as if the Proulx family waived all private property rights for community charity access. As if glad handing all who came, peace be with you. Thank you for your gifts, may God bless the family of Jackie & Harvey Proulx. D Gosselin

Pauline Cloutier Philie

May 21, 2021

To the Proulx family,

My family and I send our deepest sympathy for your loss. Your mother was such a vibrant woman with such a warm smile and contagious laughter. My parents loved her so, and always spoke so highly of her and your dad.
Just know that she is in good company now, (as I can just imagine her planning their next social event together up there in heaven!)

Take comfort in all that you did to care for her. I am sure she is smiling now on all of you...

We keep you in our prayers,

Pauline (Cloutier) Philie and the family of (Dr.) Wilfrid Cloutier

Jackie Francis

May 17, 2021

Dearest Neighbors,
Please accept my and my brothers sincerest condolences at the passing of your beloved Mom. I'm sure she was grateful to the end for the love you have shown her and for all the years she had seeing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow.
Because of your Mom and Dad, we Gosselin's had the best friends/neighbors that most people just dream of.
God Bless.
Love,
Jackie Francis


Donna Angelucci

May 15, 2021

So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing, she was such a wonderful, fun-loving woman who made the best Irish Whiskey Pie!! So many great memories of our years on the lake together, we could not have asked for nicer neighbors. Your parents were the best and loved and enjoyed by all of us. May she rest in peace.

With love and heartfelt sympathy,
The Angelucci Family

Stella Plante

May 13, 2021

Sincere condolences to Jackie's family.
Hang on to the great memories.
You now have another "special angel"
watching over you!!
Stella (Roux) Plante
Sanford, Me.

George Langlois

May 12, 2021

Pat (and family)
so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. In my few interactions with her during our high school years I always experienced her as gracious and welcoming.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
George

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