DEXTER – Geneva P. LaFountain became one of God’s angels on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, two days before her 86th birthday. She was born Aug. 12, 1927, the 14th child of Homer and Annie (Beaulieu) Nadeau, and the last surviving sibling. Geneva was born in the “tenement house” on the corner of Water and Lincoln streets in Dexter.
She spent her childhood at the family home on Grove Street. She assisted her mother with a hot dog stand, worked in her brother, Bill’s restaurant, and did alterations for Reeds Clothing store. Her favorite job was teaching Culinary Arts at the Dexter Tech Center. She was a beautiful artist and seamstress. She loved the lake, the loons, ducks, and whatever other wildlife landed on her doorstep, especially her therapy cat, Kitty. She was a communicant of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Dexter, and was a former member of the Daughters of Isabella, and the Dexter Women’s Literary Club.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edward in 2004; son, Alan in 2010; and daughter, Carole in 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Mary and husband, Karl; grandchildren, Jennifer, Ben, Karole (Adam) and Marcus; and great-grandchildren, Jerrison, Jordyn, and Lauryn; brother-in-law, Russell Titus; sister-in-law, Kay Nadeau; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Dexter, with the Rev. Father Paul Murray officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Hibbard Nursing Home, Special Care Unit, P.O. Box 159, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426. A special thank you to her Home Care staff and the nurses on the Special Care Unit at Hibbard Nursing Home.
Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.