1938 – 2014
LEWISTON — MaryAnn C. Bissonnette, 76, of Lewiston, died Friday, Oct. 24, at d’Youville Pavilion, following a long illness.
She was born in Lewiston on Aug. 2, 1938, a daughter of the late Joseph and Eva (Pomerleau) Fortin, and had been a resident of this community all of her life.
She was educated in Lewiston schools and was a graduate of the University of Maine in Orono in 1980, with a bachelor’s degree in social services. MaryAnn was employed as a social worker for SeniorsPlus for 30 years, until her retirement. She was an advocate for the elderly, a member of the Angels group and the Pretty Woman group.
MaryAnn loved to camp at Old Orchard Beach with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by one son, Richard Bissonnette and his wife, Anna, of Lewiston; two daughters, Diane Beaulieu of Lewiston and Susan Hilse and her husband, Matthew, of Scarborough; one stepson, Mark Johnson and his wife, Angie, of Connecticut; one stepdaughter, Linda Calhoun and her husband, Ed, of California; seven grandchildren, Jessica, Danielle, Jacob, Todd, Amanda, Krista and Aaron; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Leo Fortin and his wife, Merlene, of Rockland; five sisters, Aline Mercier and her husband, Bert, of Lewiston, Jeanine Wesleigh of Auburn, Irene Bernard of Lewiston, Claire Young of Auburn and Annette Chase of California; and her granddogs, Tank and Susie Q.
She was predeceased by one brother, Paul Fortin; and by her husband, Homer Johnson.
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