OBITUARY

Jeannine T. Roy

April 10, 1950April 26, 2018

LEWISTON- Jeannine T. Roy, 68, of Auburn Maine peacefully passed away on Thursday April 26, 2018 at Central Maine Medical Center with her loving children by her side. She was born in Lewiston on April 10, 1950 a daughter of the late Albert and Murielle Guay Roy. She attended Lewiston schools and was a graduate of Lewiston High School, class of 1968. For many years Jeannine worked at Bradlees in Lewiston until its closing and later worked as a cash associate for Brinks Inc. also in Lewiston until her retirement. Among her interests were gardening, crocheting and always taking care of people. But, her greatest enjoyment in life was the love and time she spent with her children and five grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by many.

Jean is survived by her daughter, Stephanie (Mercier) Lewis and her husband Brian of Auburn, her son James R. Mercier and his wife Wendy of Lewiston, Her 5 loving grandchildren, Caitlyn and Jacob Lewis of Auburn and Carter, Coleman & Ella Mercier of Lewiston. She also leaves behind her sister, Anita Smart and her husband Brian of Lewiston and her brother William Pleau of Lewiston. Jeannine was predeceased by her loving daughter, Rebecca L. Mercier in 1979 and also by her stepfather, Roland Pleau.

Condolences may be shared with her family at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com

A memorial gathering and celebration of her life will take place at Fortin\Lewiston on Wednesday May 2, 2018 from 5-7pm. Burial will take place on Thursday May 3 at 9:00am at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston. Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in Jeannine’s memory to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital 22 Bramhall St. Portland, ME 04102. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 70 Horton St. Lewiston, 784-4584.

  • FAMILY

  • Jean is survived by her daughter, Stephanie (Mercier) Lewis and her husband Brian of Auburn, her son James R. Mercier and his wife Wendy of Lewiston, Her 5 loving grandchildren, Caitlyn and Jacob Lewis of Auburn and Carter, Coleman & Ella Mercier of Lewiston. She also leaves behind her sister, Anita Smart and her husband Brian of Lewiston and her brother William Pleau of Lewiston. Jeannine was predeceased by her loving daughter, Rebecca L. Mercier in 1979 and also by her stepfather, Roland Pleau.
  • DONATIONS

  • the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital 22 Bramhall St. Portland, ME 04102

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Wednesday, May 2, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Willa Upham

May 5, 2018

I came to clover Manor alone and a little nervous, because I didn't know anyone here. Shortly after arriving, Jeannine and I met outside basking in the sun. In talking, we found we had many things in common. So, starts the friendship. I have never had, and never will find another friend like her. She was so wonderful. We became best friends. We loved each other as only best friends can do. Neither of us would have "sold the other out", if we had been offered a million dollars for it! We were each others right arm. We supported each other in everything If one of us needed help the other was there. She was so wonderful in every way and I am left behind to find my way..................but my eyes cannot see for they are so filled with tears, my right arm doesn't work very well because she isn't there to guide it and my heart wants to stop beating because it doesn't hear her soothing voice to calm it down. I am so heartbroken and lonesome without her that I have trouble making it through the day. We planted and took care of the gardens together, we crocheted together, we went to the Hands to Hands project together, we cooked together, we made................I could go on and on with all the things we did together. I miss her terribly, but with fond memories. Jeannine was kind to everyone she ran into, except herself. just one example is, that she would push people in wheelchairs when it hurt her to walk! So my dear, sweet Jeannine, rest in peace and wear those new angel wings proudly. You have more than earned them, you deserve them and know that there is a whole bunch of people here on earth that love and miss you.

Madeline Duarte

April 30, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It was a joy to work in the presence of Jeannine. I will never forget the warmth her smile brought each and every day.

Doris Herrick

April 30, 2018

I met Jeanine at Clover Manor where I shared my yarn with her and our friend, Willa. I quickly developed a friendship over a puzzle or two.... and enjoyed time spent with her. She will be missed.

Lori D'Amico

April 29, 2018

I am so very shocked and saddened to learn of Jean's death and want to extend my deepest and sincere condolences to her family. I had the privilege of working with Jean for many years at Bradlees. I was young when I started there, not long out of high school. Jean had a way of making you feel at ease as well as capable of anything you set your mind to! I never heard anyone say an unkind word about this dear lady and friend and one could easily see why. She was kind to everyone--coworkers, management and customers alike. I don't think there were ANY "strangers" in Jean's life because she treated everyone as she wished to be treated.
It's true that Jean always looked out for us "younger" ones! If we needed a listening ear, someone to help us on the job, a last minute ride home, someone to laugh or "vent" to, Jean was always there. Thank you Jean for all your kindness, for being a positive and caring friend and role model. May you soar with the angels and even now be reunited with your precious daughter who went before you.
I'll see you again someday...

Carrie LaRoche

April 29, 2018

I worked with Jean for many years at Bradlees. She was always so loving, funny and gentle. I could always talk to Jean about anything. She always had great wisdom and advice and I always valued her opinion and the way she always made me laugh.
I'm so sad to hear of her passing but thankful she is once again holding her baby girl she lost so long ago.
I'm a firm believer in a better place and I know Jean has more than earned her way to the best possible place.
RIP Jean. You will be greatly missed.

Connie Pleau

April 29, 2018

Bill, Anita and family, So very sorry for your loss.I know she will be missed dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Lucie Summers

April 29, 2018

Jeannine was the sweetest person I ever met. I'm sure she will be flying high in heaven with her angel wings, right next to her will be Rebecca!
Anita and Bill please accept my condolences.

Thinking of you, cousin Lucie

gloria gosselin

April 29, 2018

My deepest condolences to Jeannine's family. She was a beautiful lady. May she R.I.P. Gloria Gosselin

Lisa Brochu

April 28, 2018

Steph, Jim, Anita and Bill,
My deepest sympathies go out to all of you. Jeannine was such a beautiful person, I am blessed to have known her.
Love, Lisa

Doris Ouellette

April 28, 2018

My condolences to the family. Jean was a wonderful person, sweet kind and very caring. She baby sat my son, for awhile and treated them all like there were her own. You will be sadly missed but you are now with your sweet little girl. RIP my friend. Love Dave and Doris,Ouellette