TOPSHAM – Violet O. Gagnon, 83, died peacefully Oct. 4, 2011, at Parkview Hospital, Brunswick, with her loving family at her side. She was born Sept. 1, 1928, in Cyr Plantation, daughter of Onezime and Bertha Ouellette, and one of 18 children.
Violet raised six children and lived in many Maine towns before moving to East Hartford, Conn. Violet was employed by Beacon Industries, East Hartford, Conn., for more than 20 years until her retirement when she moved to Topsham. She enjoyed visiting family and friends, sewing, reading and jigsaw puzzles.
She is survived by her children, Milton Gagnon and wife, Susan, of Milford, Linda Dow of Topsham, Carlita Hillman and husband, George, of Bowdoin, Sandra Jackson and husband, Gordon, of Delray Beach, Fla., Helen Allen of Presque Isle, and Laurie Cable and husband, Keith, of Vernon, Conn. She leaves 11 grandchildren, Kelly Fike, Randy Dow, Robert and Jon Hillman, Michelle and Jonathan Jackson, David and Matthew Allen, Amy Daggett, Jennifer Vanidestine, and Ryan Cable; and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by siblings, Della Bellefleur, Herman Ouellette, Glenda Roy, Christine Martin, Rachel Lajoie, Joan Dumond and Clayton Ouellette. She was predeceased by her parents and 10 siblings.
There will be a memorial Mass 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at St. Bruno-St. Remi Catholic Church, Van Buren. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Violet’s name to charities of your choice. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond.