CARIBOU – Beverly Ann Plourde, 73, passed away peacefully May 23, 2013, surrounded by family and special friends at Cary Medical Center, Caribou. She was born June 29, 1939, in New Canada, one of 16 children to the late Mr. and Mrs. Legorie Martin.
Farming was a big part of her life prior to moving to Connecticut and marrying the love of her life, whom she was married to for nearly 52 years. She returned “home” in 1979. She was a hard worker and retired from her custodial position at Aroostook County Commissioner’s office in December 2000. She was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed country music, playing cards and the game peton, puzzle books, and shopping with her best friend, Jean. Most importantly she enjoyed cooking for and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her devoted and loving husband, Leo J. Plourde of Caribou. She was the loving mother of two children, Laura Hartl and husband, Gregory, of Coventry, Conn., and Annette Voisine and husband, Francis, of Eagle Lake. She is survived by three very special grandchildren, Karlie, Nicole and Micheala. Her first grandchild, Jeremy, passed away many years ago, but held a special place in her heart. She is also survived by five sisters, Theresa Pelletier of Fort Kent, Kathleen Nadeau of Caribou, Wilfrieda Pelletier of Sly Brook, Eagle Lake, Mary Esther Clavette of Buxton, and Linda Blanchette and husband, Ernest, of New Canada; and five brothers, Robert Martin of Newington, Conn., John Martin and Cecil Homestead of Winterville Plantation, Alfred Martin and wife, Jackie, of Southington, Conn., Tommy Martin and wife, Evelyn, of Southington, Conn., Maxim Martin and wife, Nancy, of Eagle Lake; many nieces and nephews; and very special friend, Jean Morin and family. She was predeceased by her parents, Legorie Martin and Lillian Bouthot Martin; five brothers, Terry, James, Donald, Joseph and Clarence; sister, Edwina; and special friend, George Morin.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated noon June 8, at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Eagle Lake. Online condolences may be offered at www.directcremationofmaine.com.