AUGUSTA – Arlene R. Pomerleau, 77, died Friday, March 4, 2011, at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center at Glenridge, after a long illness. She was born Dec. 5, 1933, in Augusta, a daughter of the late Arsene and Cecile (Bell) Cote.
Mrs. Pomerleau was a homemaker for most of her life, and had worked for a time at NRF Distributors. She was a talented seamstress and was well known for the beautiful clothes that she made for her children. She doted on her dogs, Angel and Sparky, and enjoyed her daily walks and car rides with them. Mrs. Pomerleau loved to garden and spent many hours tending to her flowers and yard. She was especially proud of her husband, children and grandchildren whom she dearly loved. She was a communicant of St. Augustine Catholic Church and was a member of Ladies of St. Anne Society. She enjoyed making rosaries and volunteered her time in the cafeteria at St. Augustine School for many years.
Mrs. Pomerleau was predeceased by a brother, Roger Cote. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Norman J. Pomerleau of Augusta; a son, Jimmy Pomerleau and his wife, Denise, of Farmingdale; two daughters, Terry P. Gray and her husband, Lee, of Augusta and Deborah J. Giordano and her husband, Dominic, of Old Orchard Beach; three brothers, Donald Cote Sr. of Sidney, Raymond Cote of Georgia and Joseph Cote of Florida; two sisters, Laurette O’Brien of Farmingdale and Joan Harrington of Windsor; 11 grandchildren, Jonathan Stred, Veronica Nicknair, Lukas Stred, Aaron Stred, Maggie and Christopher Pomerleau, Danielle Gray, Jennifer Gray, Shane McDonough, Tricia Muncy and Josh Giordano; four great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
At her request, there will be no public visiting hours. After cremation a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, March 11, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Northern Avenue, Augusta. Burial will be held in the spring at Holy Family Cemetery, Townsend Road, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations in Arlene’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. Arrangements are under the care of Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. Condolences to the family may be sent through the funeral home Web site at