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DOVER-FOXCROFT and BREWER – Mattie V. Gagnon, 80, wife of the late George V. Gagnon, died June 15, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bangor. She was born Sept. 25, 1923, in Patten, the daughter of Lawrence J. and Melonie (Charette) Violette. She graduated from Patten Academy. During World War II she graduated from Eastern Maine General Hospital as a Cadet Nurse. She had worked as a nurse in several capacities, including private duty, Veterans Hospitals in New York and Massachusetts, and then at Hibbard Nursing Home in Dover-Foxcroft, and as a school nurse for SAD No. 68. She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, the Bernadettes, Ultreya, the Junior Cosmopolitan Club, Piscataquis Extension, VFW Auxiliary, The Silver Threads Quilters, and Delta Kappa Omicron. She is survived by three daughters, Brenda and her husband, Francis “Pug” Avery, of Milford, Anne and her husband, David Taft, of Harpswell, Laurie and her husband, David Lachance, of Manchester; a brother, Joseph and his wife, Margaret Violette, of Houlton; four grandchildren, Matthew and Christopher Avery, Michael and Andrew Lachance. She was predeceased by a brother, Edward Violette. Friends are invited to call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 2004, at the Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday, June 18, at St. Thomas Catholic Church, with Fr. James Robichaud, celebrant, assisted by Deacon Dean Lachance. Burial will be in the family lot in the Dover Cemetery. In keeping with Mattie’s love for living at the Leach Home, memorial contributions may be made to the Ellen M. Leach Memorial Home, Afternoon Activity Fund, P.O. Box 359, Brewer, ME 04412.

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