1942 – 2014

LEWISTON — Janice J. McDonald, a lifelong resident of Lewiston-Auburn, was promoted to grace on Thursday, Feb. 13, at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion, with her family at her side.

She was born in Portland on Dec. 4, 1942, the daughter of Fred Reed and Elizabeth Mongeau. She graduated from Edward Little High School, Class of 1961.

Janice was self-employed most of her life. She was on the Board of Governors at W.T. Rawleigh Co. for many years, a vendor at the Litchfield and Fryeburg fairs for 33 years, and owned and operated Chuck’s Corner in Lewiston.

Janice was an avid NASCAR fan, and a cake-maker and decorator. She enjoyed camping, square and line dancing and making craft items. She would make bookmarks and give them to all the staff members at the hospital or nursing home wherever she happened to be. Before her illness, she would travel all across Maine to perform marriage ceremonies, as she was a Justice of the Peace. She would never say no to marrying people at her home, even though she was ill.

Janice is survived by her husband, Charles, of Lewiston; sons, Steven Eastman and his wife, Patricia, of Auburn, Kevin Hill and his wife, Lissa, of Iowa, Kirk Hill and his wife, Christine, of Raymond and William B. McDonald of Fall River, Mass.; daughter, Laura McDonald, of Lewiston; sisters, Sandra Dube and her husband, Gerry, of Whitefield and Sharon Mongeau of Florida; brother, Michael Mongeau and his wife, Debra, of Auburn; grandchildren, Steven Eastman Jr., Benjamin and Brenna Eastman and Quinn and Oliver Hill; great-grandchildren, Steven, Elyse and Emma; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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