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OBITUARY

Anne Marie Berube

October 26, 1942March 20, 2020

Gorham, ME - Anne Marie (Parquette) Berube, 77, of Westbrook, passed away on March 20, 2020, at the Gorham House following a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Anne was born on October 26, 1942 in Augusta, Maine, daughter of W. Dexter and Catherine (Harding) Parquette. Anne grew up in Lewiston and attended Lewiston schools, graduating from Lewiston High School in 1962. She graduated from SMVTI in South Portland in 1974 as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Anne was predeceased by her parents Dexter and Catherine Parquette and her big brother William D. Parquette Jr. (Billy), and her longtime companion Gerry Larrivee of Westbrook. Anne is survived by her two daughters Cheryl Berube of Portland and Darlene (Berube) Walker and her husband Dwight of Westbrook. She was the best Nana to 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; Darcie (Lizanecz) Lombard and her husband Matthew of Windham, Vanessa Lins and her partner Brenden Dallaire of Poland, Jyllian Lizanecz of Portland, Corey Walker of Westbrook, Ryan Lizanecz of Portland and Ethan Walker and his fiancée Kendra Harrison of Durham, Gavin, Ella and Collin Lombard of Windham and Sawyer Dallaire of Poland, and her younger brother Paul Parquette and his wife Blanche of Lewiston, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Anne worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Crossroads for Women in Windham, Maine for 35 years. She saw the first clients that walked through the farmhouse when it opened in October of 1974. Women came to Crossroads to find a better life free from addiction and Anne was there to provide care and compassion to every woman that entered the program. Through the 35 years that Anne worked at Crossroads both treatment and her hairstyles constantly changed but Anne remained a fixture of the program, as the nurse that helped countless women fight the disease of addiction. Anne received LPN of the Year Award for the State of Maine in 1992, an award that meant so much to her. Although Anne loved being a nurse, she was excited to retire and spend all of her time with her beloved family and dog Lilly Anne. Shortly after retirement, Anne’s battle with Alzheimer’s began but she made every day count and enjoyed her time doing what she loved, with her family. In Anne’s short 77 years on this Earth, she had a lot of great accomplishments but anyone that knew Anne knew she was most proud of her family, her two daughters and grandchildren meant everything to her. Anne spent many summers camping at Sebago Lake State Park where she made countless memories, a tradition her family has carried on each summer. Anne last visited Sebago Lake in July 2019 and although her health was failing she enjoyed this day so much talking about “old times”, like when she had to run into the lake with her clothes on to save Vanessa who went out too deep, and the time she walked 2 miles in the wrong direction with Darcie only to find herself at the Ranger’s station instead of her campsite. Anne also enjoyed going to Walt Disney World, although we all know that she hated crowds, she never complained because she was soaking up the time spent with her family. Looking back over Anne’s life she never missed an event for her children and grandchildren, she has spent countless hours at sporting and music events and she never missed a holiday celebration. Anne often talked about one of her fondest memories when she watched Jyllian and Ryan play “Wagon Wheel” together at the PHS talent show. She spent many days sitting at the baseball field watching Corey and Ethan play baseball, as long as she was sitting out of the sun. Anne was proud of all her family’s accomplishments and would be sure to talk about them to anyone that would listen. Anne will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her; she was such a kind and selfless person who left a great mark on this earth. Anne’s family is going to miss their Mom and Nana so much, she was always the first phone call whenever someone was sick, needed advice or just needed to talk. Anne’s family is forever grateful for the amazing staff at Southern Maine Hospice and Gorham House for taking such good care of her in her final months; thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Due to the current events, Anne’s Celebration of Life will be determined at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those who wish, could make a contribution to the Animal Refuge League of Westbrook, Maine.

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Patricia Parquette St.Pierre

April 1, 2020

Anne was my cousin. She was a lovely person. I enjoyed the times we had together when she came with her mother and father to our Parquette family gatherings and celebrations. Anne and her surviving family are in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️

Paul Parquette

March 31, 2020

Anne was my big sister. I loved her dearly. She was the most selfless person I have ever known. The word "me" was never in her vocabulary. My sister loved her family dearly,true love. Anne was the last in my immediate family to leave us. She has left a legacy to her family that they will never forget.
As she made her way to heaven,I am sure she stopped at "The Rainbow Bridge" to pick up her beloved Lily Anne.
I miss her,I love you Anne,your little brother,
Paul

Donna Schwartz

March 30, 2020

Please know how very sad & sorry we are over the loss of Anne!
She was a very dear, generous hearted soul and will surely and sorely be missed by those who knew and loved her!
And, she was a caring, loving and supportive friend and companion to our Father, Gerry for many, many years for which we are eternally grateful!

Anne, may you be "lying down in green pastures, beside the still waters," amongst the fragrance of "the lilies of the field".

Sending our love & sincerest sympathies to
Cheryl & Darlene and their families!
XOXO's
Paula Burbank & Donna Schwartz

Leona Oceania

March 29, 2020

What an amazing woman! I very much enjoyed my time with Anne, and only wish I had had the opportunity to know her better... Love to all

Darcy Boulton

March 26, 2020

I worked with Anne for fifteen years at Crossroads for Women. She was truly one of the most giving and sweetest woman I have ever known. Anne was always available to listen when a client needed someone to listen and care. Anne felt deeply for the women who came to the old Farmhouse with the red roof in Windahm. She admired our client’s courage and encouraged each one to fight for their recovery. Anne was a wonderful gentle soul who helped make the lives of others better. We spoke often of her beautiful daughters. Anne brought lightness and love to everyone she touched. My memories of Anne will airways bring a smile and warm feelings to my heart. Blessings to Anne’s family.

With Love,
Darcy Boulton

Teri Randall Welch

March 26, 2020

Anne was there when my mom, Barbara, went to Crossroads in May of 1977. She was with my mom the first few nights because mom was on the brink of alcohol poisoning but Anne was able to keep her stable so she could stay. At that time, there were no other places where women could receive the kind of compassionate and trauma-sensitive treatment she needed. Anne made sure my mom made it. Mom would have celebrated 36 years of sobriety when she passed in 2013. Thank you Anne for giving us a chance to heal and recover our family. Much love, peace and immeasurable gratitude to you for all you've done for all of us.

Lauri Dupile

March 25, 2020

Some of our best memories were the "Parquette" Family Christmas parties!!

Anne will be missed!!

Nannette Herbert

March 24, 2020

I will always remember Anne as one of our Montgomery street moms. She asked me to go apple picking one fall day because I had never been. It was an awesome day. Loved apple picking ever since. Fly high with your angel wings Anne. <3

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY