Jean Louise (McKay) Litsch, 88, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grammie, passed into the arms of our Lord Oct. 25, 2012, surrounded by her loving family, at home. She was born Dec. 14, 1923, in Presque Isle, the daughter of William and Bessie (Buxton) McKay.
She was a wonderful mother and homemaker. In later years she helped her husband, Carl, and son, Bill, with their construction company. Among many things she enjoyed sewing, mowing her lawn, snow blowing her driveway and especially loved spending time at her camp with her family.
She is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Carleen and Reginald Elliott and Douglas Carlisle Sr. and Laureen Carlisle, both of Presque Isle; her precious grandchildren, Carl Sr. and Lida Litsch, Douglas Carlisle Jr. and Amy Carlisle, Norman and Amanda Elliott, Sarah and Allan Rickhi, Matthew Elliott, William Elliott, and Darren and Katie Carlisle; and her great-grandchildren, Colby, Ethan and Cassidy Carlisle, Jonas Elliott, Carl Litsch Jr., and Adley and Ava Carlisle. She is also survived by her sisters, Filena Brown of Presque Isle and Rosemary Coffin of Ashland; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Carl; her son, William Litsch; sisters, Nellie McCarthy and Harriet Lyford; and a brother, Harry McKay.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Parish of the Precious Blood, Presque Isle, with the Rev. Emile Dube officiating. A committal will be after the service at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Eagle Lake. There will be a reception after the committal service at her summer home at St. Froid Lake. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Aroostook Area Agency on Aging, P.O. Box 1288, Presque Isle, ME 04769. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.duncan-graves.com.