1924 – 2013

LEWISTON — Adrienne Chabot Rojek, 89, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home on Sunday, Sept. 1. She was the wife of the late Roland E. Chabot and the late Mitchell S. Rojek.

She was born in Lewiston on March 12, 1924, the daughter of Wilfrid and Corona(Gauthier) Marcoux. She grew up in the Lewiston area and went to Holy Family School until eighth grade. From there, she worked in the local shoe industry until moving to New Jersey in 1961. On Aug. 31, 1946, she married the love of her life, Roland E. Chabot. Together they raised four children.

Before leaving Maine, she apprenticed with the late Jimmy Chusas, who was a well known local tailor. She was very talented, and even though she only obtained an eighth grade education, she was not only able to dress her whole family, but she achieved the ability to teach adult education at a college level, both in New Jersey and the Chicago area.

She obtained several teacher of the year awards, for which one of her most prestigious accomplishments was one of her students placing first in Paris, France, with a design that was judged by Pierre Cardin. Adrienne had a gift of designing and creating unique works of tailoring, and definitely enjoyed a challenge.

In 1966, the family moved to Chicago where she lived until November 2012. Roland predeceased her in 1975, and she met and married Mitchell S. Rojek in 1979. Together they had 18 wonderful years, until his death in 1997. In November 2012, she moved back to Maine to live with her daughter.

Adrienne’s passion was tailoring and all aspects of it, as well as needlepoint, teaching and being by the ocean in her several vacations back to Maine.

She is survived by four children, Roland W. (Jolie) of Homewood, Ill., Sandra Baumgartner (and the late John) of Des Plaines, Ill., and Claudette Lynch (Donald) and Paul E. ( Lou Ann), both of Lewiston. She is also survived by one stepson, James Rojek (Nancy) of Chicago; one brother, Lucien Marcoux of Lewiston; one sister, Stella St. Pierre of Falmouth; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and one sister-in-law, Rita Marcoux.

She was predeceased by one son-in-law, John Baumgartner; one brother, Wilfrid T.(Pete) Marcoux; two sisters-in-law; and one brother-in-law.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice for the wonderful care Adrienne received so she could remain at home throughout her time here.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Adreinne’s life by visiting her guest book at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.

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