SOMESVILLE/MOUNT DESERT – Marie Therese “Cecile” Gaudet, 98, passed away at home on Jan. 25, 2017, with her daughter Edna, son Philippe and granddaughter Jessica by her side. She was born Nov. 2, 1918, in Belliveau Cove, Nova Scotia, the daughter of Elisee and Lucie Comeau.
Cecile lived 98 wonderful years. She made Somesville her home for almost 63 years. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and worker. Any family pictures, rocks, shells or flowers were proudly displayed in her home. For 12 years, she loved her weekly visits from Mount Desert Nursing, and the past nine years, The Straus Adult Day Program which she loved attending so much. She never complained and had a witty sense of humor. Her favorite response was “good good” and sometimes responded in French.
Cecile is survived by her son Philippe Gaudet and wife, Cindy, of San Diego, Calif.; daughters Edna Gaudet of Somesville and Judith Hayes and husband, Guy, of Soldotna, Alaska; grandchildren Terri McEldowney, Philip Phelps, Heather Benson Dwyer, Jessica St. Amand, Dylan, Tyler and Jordan Gaudet; 15 great-grandchildren, Amber, Heather, Kayla and Megan McEldowney, Tevin Workman and Kai Phelps, Kelci and Whitney Benson, Hannah, Ella and Ava St. Amand, Keegan, Jaxon, Finley and Reef Gaudet; two sisters, Rosemarie Lapointe and Beatrice Shymanski of Windsor, Ontario; several nieces, nephews and special family friends, Doloris “Sunny” Schwenk and her sister Maria MacCarthy. She was predeceased by her husband, Resther Gaudet, in 1994, daughter Claudette “Sam” Stevens in 2016, grandson John Stevens in 2010, two sisters and two brothers.
Spring interment will be at Brookside Cemetery, Somesville. Those who desire may make donations in Cecile’s memory to the Mount Desert Nursing Association, P.O. Box 397, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662 or Northeast Harbor Ambulance, P.O. Box 122, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662. “AU REVOIR.”
Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.