Jeannine Anne Peloquin, 81, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2016, at Villa Crest Nursing home in Manchester, NH.
She was born in Sanford, Maine on August 01, 1935, the daughter of Francis and Beatrice Bastarache (formerly Gould), where she grew up, and graduated from St. Ignatius High School in 1953.
After high school, she married Paul A. Peloquin from Biddeford, Maine in 1955. This loving young couple eventually settled in Nashua, New Hampshire in 1960, where she raised her family and lived for over 35 years.
In retirement, Paul and Jeannine moved to Cape Neddick, Maine, where they enjoyed over 25 years in the York County community.
Jeannine enjoyed gardening (where she was part of the York Garden Club), Arts and Crafts, Painting, Aerobic Dancing/ exercising, walks on the ocean, dogs of all shapes and sizes, but particularly Shelties which she personally enjoyed two over the years, Sandy then later Sadie, and homemaking in the truest sense. She also worked at various places through the years, from Jewelry Stores, to bookkeeping at Digital Corp. and as a receptionist and bookkeeper for Raymond J Sirois, DDS.
Jeannine (and Paul) were members of St Christopher's Catholic Church in York, Maine over the last 25 years, and were faithful attenders. She also assisted her husband Paul serving the York community Meals on Wheels program for over 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband Paul of 61 + years (09-15-2016), her brother Raymond Bastarache, sisters-in-law Jacqueline Neveux and Dolores Roy; brothers-in-law Roland Roy, Robert Neveux, Patrick Speer, and nephew John Speer.
Jeannine is survived by her sister Marie Speer of Orlando, Florida, and brother-in-law Guy Peloquin and wife Carol of Biddeford, Maine; daughters, Karen A. Brown and her husband Scott of Fishers, Indiana, Kathy LaVallee and her husband Tom of Kittery, Maine; and son Timothy A. Peloquin and his wife Heather of Chester, New Hampshire. She is also survived by six grandchildren, six great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was indeed loved and admired by her family and countless others. Her smile would light up a room and this truly followed her until her last days. She was a very special lady (and mom) who will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on January 03, 2017 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, Maine 04005. Burial will follow at Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery, 83 Stanley Rd., Springvale, Maine 04086. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.