MILFORD AND ORONO – Elaine M. (Clement) Nadeau, 82, wife of the late James Nadeau Sr., passed away peacefully June 16, 2014 at her home surrounded by family. She was born July 30, 1931 in Orono, the oldest daughter of Frank and Blanche (Wood) Clement.
Elaine graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Orono. She married and became a homemaker as well as working as a supervisor in the Union building at the Bear’s Den on the UMaine Campus for many years. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Parish, Orono, where she became a member of the Daughters of Isabella, taught religious education and volunteered at soup kitchens and church suppers. Elaine enjoyed crocheting, crafting of all kinds, gardening, canning vegetables, and trips to the ocean. She was extremely proud of her four grandchildren and great grandchildren. They spent many hours playing games, crafting, and baking together.
She is survived by daughter, Debora Yerxa and her husband, Bob of Milford, son, James Nadeau and his wife, Barbara of Orono; grandchildren, Brittani Nadeau of Orono, Rob Yerxa and his wife, Kate of Old own, Amy Robinson and her husband, Doug of Dedham, Katie Beland and her husband, Brian of Saco; great-grandchildren, Zoe and Phoebe Yerxa of Old Town and Sophia and Ben Robinson of Dedham; sister, Vicki Richards and her husband, Roger of Hermon; special niece, Marie Eddy of Orono, sisters-in-law, Beverly Robichaud of Orono, Esther Jones of Orrington, Stella (Clement) Brown of Orono, brother-in-law, Art Goodie of Bangor; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, sisters, Betty Ann Ouellette, Barbara Barnes, Theresa Goodie, and brother, Frank Clement Jr. A special thank you to staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital, CCOM, EMMC, Beacon hospice especially Donna P. and Vanessa, and PCHC, Old Town, especially Dr. T. Elliott and Darlene for the loving and compassionate given to Elaine.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Bradley, followed by burial at Riverside Cemetery, Orono. Following the graveside services, all are invited to return to the St. Ann Parish Hall for a light luncheon and continued fellowship. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or visit www.cancer.org or to Beacon Hospice of Maine 529 Main Street, Suite 101 Charlestown, MA 02129 or visit www.beaconhospice.com