Jeannette O.B. Darling Turmenne
1919 – 2009
LEWISTON — On Aug. 10, Jeannette Bolduc Darling Turmenne’s family handed her over to God’s angels to start her new life in Heaven. The celebration of Jeannette’s life started on Nov. 20, 1919, when parents Alfred and Alosia Roy Bolduc welcomed her into this world.
She grew up in Lewiston, attended Holy Cross School until she met and married John F. Darling. Together they built their life in Auburn including celebrating the birth of their six children. During her life with John, she was a homemaker, mother and worked at the Bates Mill until her retirement in 1973. She became John’s caregiver when he fell ill and never complained.
After John’s death on Nov. 9, 1983, she met and married Stanley Turmenne on Nov. 22, 1986. During her marriage to Stan, she welcomed Stan’s three children into her life, traveled to Hawaii, Aruba, New York and several other places. She and Stan were members of Sacred Heart Church in Auburn and Senior Citizens until his death on Nov. 18, 1998. She was also a member of the Golden Age Club and Red Hat Society.
She decided to sell her home and moved to the Esplanade in Auburn. While there, she made many new friends and rekindled old friendships that had slipped by during everyday living. She adopted her cat Sally and fell in love with Sally from the moment she saw her. She could talk about Sally for hours.
She loved to play with Sally, play cards, enjoyed reading, had, at one time, been an avid knitter, sewer and crocheter. She loved to travel, dine out, sausage sandwiches from the fairs and visiting with family and friends.
On the wings of angels, she departs this world leaving behind a son, Dan Darling and wife, Linda; daughter, Joan Scrivner and longtime companion, Lee; daughter, Lorraine Chevalier and husband, Larry; daughter, Carol Bilodeau and husband, Ray; daughter, Carlene Roderick and husband, Dennis; and daughter, Elaine Terreri and husband, Angelo; stepson, David Turmenne; stepdaughter, Mary Hall and husband, Roy; stepdaughter, Donna Girardin and husband, Larry; 20 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and one step grandson.
She is now celebrating eternity with her parents; husband, John; husband, Stan; her brother, Reginald Bolduc; her sister, Anita Jenny and husband, Robert; a grandson, Jason Poulin; and great-granddaughter, Kassidy Scrivner.
Her family would like to express their gratitude to the CMMC Intensive Care Unit staff for their kindness, compassion, and understanding through our difficult time.

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