Maude L. Dionne
1929 – 2010
LEWISTON — Maude L. Dionne, 81, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 23, in Lewiston, after a courageous battle with breast cancer.
She was born in Lewiston to Clifton and Emma Dow. She was educated in Lewiston schools and was a member of St. Joseph’s Church. In her younger years, she was employed at Pratt and Whitney Airplane of Hartford, Conn., the Hill Mill in Lewiston and cleaned houses, all in selfless support of her growing children.
She was a deeply spiritual woman, whose days were filled with prayer and who loved and appreciated the simple things in life. She always handled life’s adversities with faith and grace. She found the “good” in anyone and everything.
She enjoyed cooking and baking and her apple pies were so well loved that they became a constant family request at holidays and birthdays. She fed many with her home cooked meals and made countless cups of coffee for family and friends during their visits, all made with extra love.
She also enjoyed doing word search and crossword puzzles, was an astute Scrabble player and became an avid fan of game shows like “Wheel of Fortune,” “Jeopardy” and “Millionaire.” On weekends, she loved to watch cooking shows and golf tournaments whenever they were televised. Above all, she loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her loving family, Kristine Fox, husband, Timothy and daughter “Auntie’s special girl,” Bethany L. of Lewiston; Frances Chamberland and husband, Richard of Auburn; Kellie Cloutier, husband, Jeffrey and sons, Tyler and Davin, all of Poland; daughter, Patricia Moody and husband, Daniel of Palmer, Alaska; grandchildren, Scott Moody, Stacy Petering and Stefanie Jainese of Eagle River, Alaska; great-grandchildren, Montana, Joshawa, Charlie, Shyanna and Klayton, all of Eagle River, Alaska; as well as her loving brother, Clifton H. Dow of Sabattus; many nieces and nephews; and with mention of one very special nephew, Brian Pelletier.
She was predeceased by her beloved son, Raymond A. Dionne, who passed away on June 11, 2003 of ALS; and sister, Elizabeth Atwood.
Her warm smile, gentle hugs and sweet demeanor will be sadly missed by everyone she touched.
“Our lives are better because of you.” “You are forever in our hearts.” “We miss you, Auntie.” There are no services per her request.