LEWISTON — Nancy Ann Melvin Tessier, a longtime resident of North Turner passed away on Friday, May 12, after residing at the Woodlands Memory Care of Lewiston for the past year and a half.

She was born in Lewiston, Nov. 26, 1934, the daughter of James (Red) Melvin and Matilda (Tillie)Hart Melvin. She studied dance at Claire Harden Desjardins School of Dance and attended Lewiston schools, where she played basketball and was a majorette. She was a proud graduate of Lewiston High School, Class of 1953. A social butterfly, she enjoyed travelling and skiing with her friends in her carefree days.

After high school, she worked as a book keeper at Boston Mutual Insurance company until she married Conrad G. Tessier on June 22, 1968. She and Conrad settled in North Turner where they worked to make an old farm house their home, making bountiful vegetable gardens, and taking in various critters.

Nancy was a homemaker until her two children were school aged then she worked in various supportive positions through the MSAD 52 school system (kitchen helper, substitute teacher, special education tech, and library education tech) until her retirement. She also became an Avon Representative for over 20 years.

Retirement allowed her more quality time with family and friends and time to enjoy crocheting, attending local theater, taking day trips, watching dancing with the stars, and socializing as an Avon Rep.

Survivors include her daughter, Sarah Tessier-Roy and her husband, Brian, and Nancy’s granddaughters, Sam and Gabby of Turner; son, Anthony Tessier of Turner; sister, Leona McLain and her husband, Roland, of Auburn; brother, Daniel J. Melvin and his wife, Betty, of Lewiston; and sister-in-law, Jacqueline Conzemius of Ames, Iowa; many nieces and nephews and longtime friends.


She was predeceased by her husband, Conrad, in 2015 and her parents. A beloved mom, nana, and sister, she will live on in our hearts forever.

The family would like to thank the Woodlands Memory Care of Lewiston and Beacon Hospice for their wonderful care and support during this tough time.

Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com.

Nancy A. Tessier

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