WINSLOW – After a period of declining health, Jeannette B. Bourgoin passed away peacefully on January 12, 2023, while a resident of Northern Light Continuing Care Lakewood.
Born August 7, 1927 in Waterville, Maine, she was the daughter of John and Joséphine Veilleux. On July 4, 1947, Jeannette married Roland W. Bourgoin, her lifelong partner for 67 years until his death in 2014. Jeannette and Roland raised a family that included three sons and one daughter. Family meant a lot to both of them.
She was first and foremost a homemaker, although she had occasional part-time jobs when the years allowed. They included the American Heart Association and the Cystic Fibrosis Association. She also enjoyed making crafts for her family and friends.
Upon retirement, Roland and Jeannette moved to Wichita Falls, Texas, where they bought a house, made many new friends, and were able to spend more time with their children and families who lived there. However, after a few years they decided they really needed to be where their roots were and so moved back to Maine.
In addition to her parents, Jeannette was predeceased by her husband, her daughter Jean (Bourgoin) Dierig and her youngest brother, Lee Veilleux.
Immediate family survivors include son John and wife Elaine of Wichita Falls, Texas, son Wayne and wife Carmen of Winslow, Maine, son Lee and wife Cheryl of Wichita Falls, and son-in-law Greg Dierig, also from Wichita Falls. . Grandchildren include Aimee Bourgoin of Waterville, Scott Bourgoin and his wife Dawn Madore-Bourgoin of Saco Maine, Mark Bourgoin of Waterville, Margo Bean-Garrett of Danielsville, Georgia, Brandon Dolley and his wife Alisha of Wichita Falls, as well as Cory Bourgoin and Ryan Bourgoin from Wichita Falls. Great-grandchildren include Madeline, Isaac, Liam and Sonny Garrett of Danielsville, Noah Bourgoin of Waterville, Cohen Bourgoin of Wichita Falls and Korbyn Dolley also of Wichita Falls. Also, she leaves to mourn her brothers Roland Veilleux of Skowhegan, Maine, Lucian Veilleux and his wife Glennis of Waterville and her very special sister, Vernette (Veilleux) Dechaine and her husband Roland of Pittsfield, Maine as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. David Preston, who so wisely and sensitively provided Jeannette’s medical care for so many years. Also, to the staff of Lakewood Continuing Care and Beacon Hospice, our sincere appreciation for their exceptional care and compassion, especially during his final weeks.
As per Jeannette’s wishes, there will be no visiting hours. A Christian burial mass will be celebrated at Notre Dame Catholic Church on Silver Street in Waterville at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 21. Interment will then take place at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. Arrangements are the responsibility of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, please visit http://www.VeilleuxFuneralHome.com to share your condolences and memories with Jeannette’s family.
Obituary: Richard E. Hachey