Mary Ann J. Dube

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SABATTUS – Mary Ann J. Dube, 69, of Sabattus, found eternal peace on July 7, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born Oct. 18, 1937, in Chisholm, the daughter of the late Lucien J. and Juliette V. (Bellmore) Dube. She attended St. Rose of Lima parochial school, Livermore Falls High School for three years, and subsequently graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Jackman in 1956. After graduation she worked at the State House in Augusta for nine years.

In years after, she raised two daughters and resided in Lewiston, Phillips, Livermore Falls and Sabattus. During that time she worked various part-time jobs and eventually cared for her mother, Juliette for the remaining 10 years of her mother’s life.

She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church of Jay and then after relocating to the Lewiston area she became a loyal member of Holy Family Parish.

She will be remembered for the love she had for her family and many friends. She enjoyed nature, animals, vegetable gardening and performing yard work. Her other pastimes included making jigsaw puzzles and baking homemade treats that she would give as gifts during her favorite times of the year – Thanksgiving and Christmas.

She is survived by two daughters, Ann M. (Dube) Cantin, Kelly A. Dube, and son-in-law, Bruce Cantin, of Sabattus; seven sisters, Vivian Gagnon of Farmington, CSJ Sister Marie Stella (Anita) of Winslow, Janie Edmunds of Jay, Julienne Shaw of Carnegie, Pa., Mrs. Arthur (Claire) Edmunds of Philips, Elaine Smith of South Carolina and Mrs. Stephen (Stella) Paquette of Amarillo, Texas; two brothers, Willie V. Dube and John T. Dube, both of Jay; an aunt, Dorothy Waugh of Mexico; as well as several cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

She was predeceased by her parents, Lucien J. in 1981, Juliette V. in 1994; and four brothers, Andre L. in 1966, Charles E. in 1974, Gerard L. in 2001 and Lionel F. in 2005.

The family wishes to extend their greatest appreciation to Dr. Nicki Erickson and her staff of the Oncology Department, Dr. Grenville Jones and his staff in Radiation Oncology at CMMC, as well as Cindy Halliday and the staff at Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice. Most of all gratitude is extended to loved ones and friends who had shown support and kindness during Mary Ann’s life and subsequent illness.

“I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness or abilities that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect, for I shall not pass this way again.” William Penn

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