1924 – 2013

FREEPORT — Marcelle “Doogie” Martin, 89, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Hawthorne House.

She was born in Lewiston on April 6, 1924, the daughter of Alphonse J. and Jeanne Cote Dugal. She graduated from Lewiston High School and later earned her beautician’s license at Provencher Beauty School in Lewiston.

Marcelle owned and successfully operated her beauty salon, Chez Marcelle, on lower Main Street in Norway for many years in the 1960s. She then converted that business to M.J’s Yarn ‘n Craft Shoppe in the 70s, with the help of her second husband, Frank Klakowski; they divorced in 1980. Marcelle very much enjoyed living in Norway and made many long-lasting friendships there. She, much later, moved to Brunswick to be near her daughter, then moved to Freeport.

Very creative, Marcelle loved to sew, knit, crochet, upholster, spin wool, weave wall-sized tapestries and paint, among other talents. She also loved landscaping, flowers, interior decorating and animals. She will be most remembered for her sense of humor, fashion and flair. Sometime in the early 80s, she changed her surname to Martin, a grandmother she resembled in spirit.

She is survived by her son, Gil Nadeau and his wife, Alicia Tate-Nadeau, of Oklahoma; a daughter, Jeanne Nadeau Brooks and her husband, Robin B.S. Brooks, of Orr’s Island; five grandchildren, Jeffrey Nadeau of Oklahoma, Austin Nadeau of California, Kevin Nadeau, Gavin Nadeau and Lindsey Nadeau of Oklahoma; her great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Yves “Babe” Nadeau.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.brackettfuneralhome.com.

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