The Fortin Group


Jeannine R. McKeone

December 7, 1941December 4, 2020

LEWISTON: In the early morning of December 4, 2020, Jeannine (Bedard) McKeone died peacefully after a long illness 4 days shy of her 79th birthday. Jeannine was the first child of three children born to Lucien and Rolande (Lefebvre) Bedard of Lewiston. Jeannine was born on an infamous date known to all, December 7, 1941. Jeannine was resident of Lewiston for most of her life. She did live in Connecticut for a couple of years before moving back to Lewiston. She met and later married the love of her life Roger McKeone. They celebrated their 38 years of marriage this year. Jeannine and Roger had no children but enjoyed and loved all their nephews and nieces and also grand nephews and nieces. During her life she worked in shoe shops, and hospital settings until she retired due to poor health. Jeannine enjoyed card games, doing puzzles and reading. Jeannine’s husband, Roger, died recently on November 29, 2020. She is survived by her sister, Venise Curtin of Haverhill, Massachusetts and brother Lucien Bedard and his wife Nancy of Turner, step brother Ray Helie of Plainfield, Connecticut and nieces and nephew: Shandra, Trisha, Kyle and Julie and Ray’s children, Elaine, Maureen, Scott, Brian and Amy. Jeannine is god mother to Shandra. Shandra and her husband John have been her caregivers for the last several years. The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to the wonderful, caring staff of St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion and Oak Park.


  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, May 22, 2021

  • Committal Prayers to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery

    Saturday, May 22, 2021


Jeannine R. McKeone

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Pauline McKeone

April 19, 2021

My thoughts are with either family. To Venise, my classmate, and to Roger’s family who is related to me by marriage, I wish you all peace in knowing that they are together with our Lord.

With deepest sympathy,

Pauline McKeone

Sherri Gosselin

December 12, 2020

My deepest sympathies to you Shandra and John for your loss. Thank God they had you and thank God you had them, they were like parents to you❤️

Odette Therrien

December 5, 2020

Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to the family. Shandra you did a great job taking care of them.