Madeleine Claire Rouillard

MANCHESTER – Madeleine Claire Rouillard, 88, passed away Feb. 2, 2023 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 17, 1934, a daughter of Nojaire and Alma (Boucher) Gregoire.

Madeleine was educated in local schools and went to work at a young age to help support her family. She spent her working years holding various jobs, most notably working at JJ Nissan and Digital Equipment Corporation. Above all, her favorite job title was “Memere”.

She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, crafting many baby blanket and slippers for friends and family over the years. She was an avid Bingo player, and was a member of the Cushnoc Senior Citizen Club, Le Club Calumet, a former member of the Ladies of St. Anne, and was a parishioner of St. Michael’s Parish.

Madeleine was the matriarch of her family. She loved going for walks with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, playing cards and board games. She was the memere that listened and gave words of encouragement when needed.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Rouillard; her grandson, Richard Fournier Jr.; and all of her siblings, Laurette, Arthur, Rachel, and Maurice.

She is survived by her sons, Percy Fournier, and Richard Fournier and his wife Leanne; grandchildren, Sherry Felch and her husband Bruce, Rachel Gagne and her husband Daniel, Matthew Fournier and his wife Jodi, Daniel Fournier, and Angel Lyshon and her husband Justin; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A period of visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 75 Northern Ave., Augusta.

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In lieu of flowers,

donations in Madeleine’s memory may be made to:

Richard F. Fournier, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund,

University of Maine Foundation,

2 Alumni Place,

Orono, ME 04469-5792

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