Joanne E. Crepeau, 70, of Biddeford, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice in Scarborough. She was born May 12, 1949 in Biddeford, the daughter of Ralph L. and Jeanne R. (Garon) Valliere. She attended St. Joseph’s Elementary School and graduated from Old Orchard Beach High School in 1967.
On October 10, 1970, she married Lucien Crepeau at St. Andre’s Church.
Joanne maintained bookkeeping for their business, Lou’s Service Center, and also worked at payroll and tax accounting firm in Saco as well as working previously for several insurance companies in Biddeford and Kennebunk until retiring in the spring of 2015.
She enjoyed reading, playing cards and electronic games, traveling to Las Vegas, Niagara Falls, the Gulf States from Georgia to Texas and Cruising to Venice, Greece, and Rome. Watching her grandchildren play sports and having family gatherings gave her much joy.
Preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers, Mark and Carl Valliere.
Survived by her husband: Lucien Crepeau of Biddeford
Children: Patricia (Crepeau) Wise and husband Zyron of Brunswick, GA
Jaime (Crepeau) Labelle and husband Roland of Saco
Peter Crepeau and wife Olga of Gorham
4 brothers: Raymond Valliere of Waterboro
William Valliere and wife Theresa of Dayton
David Valliere and wife Juli of Clayton, NM
Michael Valliere and wife Barbara of Waterboro
3 grandchildren: Emily Crepeau, Justin Labelle and Cameron Crepeau
Many nieces and nephews
Visiting Hours will 4 – 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Joseph’s Church in Biddeford.
Burial will be in Southern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Springvale. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joanne’s memory may be made to: New England Cancer Specialists, 2 Independence Drive, Kennebunk, ME 04043 or to Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074 or to Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough, ME 04074. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.
Donations may be made to:
Hospice of Southern Maine
180 US Route 1 Suite 1, Scarborough ME 04074
Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough ME 04074
New England Cancer Specialists
2 Independence Drive, Kennebunk ME 04043