MaryAnn C. Bissonnette

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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.

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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.

Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com.

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