EAST MILLINOCKET – Gertrude M. Rabideau, 101, passed away Friday, May 23, 2014 at a Millinocket health care facility. Gert was born April 3, 1913 in Medway the daughter of Ivan and Myra (Thompson) Clark.
Gert grew up in Medway and attended a quaint one room school house. Later in life she took a home health nursing course. Gert married Harry McLaughlin when she was 16 and together they had 5 children. She was a great mother, wonderful cook, very resourceful, and an extremely generous person. She married Tony Rabideau in 1960 and together lived a quiet life. Gert was a member of Calvary Temple in East Millinocket. She enjoyed playing the piano, as well as to knit and crochet. She was a wonderful grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.
Gert is survived by her daughter, Elaine Lyons and her children, Donna Soper and husband, David, and Garold Lyons and friend, Patty Madson; son, Carlton McLaughlin and wife, Mildred and their children, Cheryl Scally and husband, Mark, Lisa Hull and husband, Stanley, and Gregory McLaughlin; son, Eugene McLaughlin and wife, Mary and their children, Gina Beaulieu and husband, Reggie, and Debra Dumais and husband, Réal, and Sean McLaughlin and wife, Mary; son, Dean McLaughlin and children, Catherine McLaughlin, and Laura Hewett and husband, Allen; and many great, great-great, and great-great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Gert was predeceased by husband, Anthony Rabideau, son, Garold McLaughlin; daughter-in-law, Roberta McLaughlin and brothers, Earl Clark and Denzil Clark; and a sister, Mildred Clark.
A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 28 at East Millinocket Cemetery with Rev. Regginal Adams officiating. Gifts in Gert’s memory may be made to The Activity Fund at Katahdin Healthcare, 22 Walnut St., Millinocket, ME 04462. Arrangements by Lamson Funeral Home. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.