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Marie Anne Jacques

June 27, 1922 ~ March 21, 2018 (age 95)

Marie A. Jacques, 95, of Saco and formerly of Old Orchard Beach died Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Seal Rock Health Care.  She was born June 27, 1922 in Biddeford a daughter of Edouard and Arabella (Martineau) Goudreau and was educated in Biddeford Schools.


On December 27, 1941, she married Gerard F. Jacques at St. Joseph’s Church.


Marie had worked at Herman Shoe for several years but eventually retired to become the caretaker of many of her grandchildren.


She was a member of the AMVETS however, her life centered around her home and family.  Everyone was welcome in her home, her door was always open. She loved baking and was famous for her chocolate chip cookies.  She enjoyed playing cards with her family and making puzzles.


Preceding her in death were her husband, Gerard F. Jacques Sr. in 1975; her sons, Norman G. and Dennis R. Jacques; her granddaughter, Sarah Boudreau; brothers, Alfred and Ernest Goudreau; sisters, Rose, Isabelle,  Mathilda and Marie Ange and sons-in-law Richard Merrill and Phillip Firnhaber.


Surviving are:

6 sons: Gerard Jacques Jr. and his wife Patricia of E. Waterboro

Robert Jacques and his wife Barbara of Old Orchard Beach

Raymond Jacques and his wife Doris of Biddeford

Paul Jacques and his wife Joanne of Buxton

Marc Jacques and his wife Carolyn of Scarborough

Richard Jacques and his wife Heather of Old Orchard Beach

4 daughters: Claudette Merrill of Old Orchard Beach

Claire Firnhaber of Wells

Diane Dubois and her husband Edgar of Saco

Monica Jacques of Old Orchard Beach

20 grandchildren

20 great grandchildren

10 great great grandchildren

And her former daughter-in-law Michelle Wyman


Visiting Hours will be 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, 2018 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 in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Biddeford.  To share condolences online, please visit  The family wishes to thank all the caregivers at Seal Rock for the excellent care their mother received.

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