Jeanne (Labbe) Croteau died in Florissant, MO at the home of her daughter Janet Friedman on 12/30/2019 at age 97. She was born on May 8, 1922 to Francois Labbe and Alice (Houle) Labbe in Biddeford ME, the youngest of 15 children.
Jeanne spent her early life helping on the family farm until she married Aime C. Trottier in 1942. Together they raised 9 children first in Saco and then on Taylor Street in Biddeford until Aime’s death in 1968. Her life was devoted to her family; she was renowned for her excellent culinary skills and for organizing family gatherings which included her large extended family where French was spoken as prominently as English.
As the children got older, Jeanne worked outside the home doing assembly work at Fairchild Semiconductor and Corning Components. In 1969 she married Raymond M. Croteau who became an integral part of the large household. Following their retirement, they retired to Alfred, ME.
In addition to her parents and siblings, she is predeceased by her first husband, Aime C. Trottier, second husband Raymond M. Croteau and grandson Robert C. Trottier. She is survived by her six daughters: Priscilla Baird of Michigan, Helen Whitewater of Topsham, Laura Yarbrough of S.C., Anita Oliver (John) of ME & FL, Dianne Osgood (Chuck) of Stockton Springs, Janet Friedman (Garry) of MO and three sons Conrad Trottier (Debbie) of Wiscasset, Andrew Trottier of Biddeford, and Normand Trottier (Bonnie) of Lyman. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, and many more greatgrandchildren, great-greatgrandchildren, step-greatgrandchildren and step-great-greatgrandchildren.
Visiting Hours will 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 5, 2019 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday at St. Joseph’s Church in Biddeford. Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.
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