1923 – 2014

AUBURN — Carmen Aline Zadakis, 91, of Rumford passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family on Tuesday, Dec. 2, when the angels came to take her home.

Carmen was born Aug. 4, 1923, in Lewiston to Ulric and Annie (Bradbury) Dionne.

She was married to Peter Zadakis in 1962; he passed away in 1980.

Carmen was a homemaker most of her life and enjoyed reading, playing cards, bingo and shopping. She loved angels and also loved watching the “Walton’s” because it reminded her of her childhood. She was a wonderful cook, especially of meat pies, creton and candy cookies.

Carmen was called “memere” by her grandchildren and “ma tante” by nieces and nephews.

She was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior.

Carmen is survived by her six children, Dolores “Dolly” Demers of Auburn, Peggy Hawley and husband, Rob, of Rumford, James Chartier of Lewiston, Tammy Noyes and Howard of Byron, Peter Zadakis of Rumford, and John Zadakis and wife, Kathy, of Auburn; two sisters, Fern Lemelin of Auburn and Pauline O’Connell of Lewiston; a brother, Robert “Bobby” Dionne of Florida; brother-in-law, Ray Beaucage of Lewiston; 14 grandchildren, Steven Demers, Wendy Allen, Jennifer Hinkley and husband, Christopher, Tina Corliss and husband, Ray, Dean Chartier and fiancé, Malena, Nathan Noyes and fiancé, Kristen Hutchins, Megan, Isaac, Kaleb, Kendall and Shelton Noyes, Cody and Kasey Zadakis, and Zachary Zadakis; 12 great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Castro, Gabrielle Allen, Isabelle, Madelynn and Everett Hinkley, Shawn Edwards, Dakota, Sheauna and Emma Corliss, Gavin and Logan Chartier, and Brylee Zadakis; a great-great-grandson, Michael Edwards; her very close niece, Janet Dubois; and several nieces and nephews.

Carmen was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Peter; brothers, Ronaldo, Rosario, Felix, and Armand Dionne; sisters, Anna “Tiny” Gilbert and May Beaucage; brothers-in-law, Eddie Gilbert, Gerry Lemelin and Frank O’Connell; and a son-in-law, Robert Demers.

Special thanks to the staff at the Hospice House of Auburn and Dr. Clayton Bell.

You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences, and fond memories with the Zadakis family by visiting their guestbook at www.SGThibaultFuneralHome.com.