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Jeannine Rousselle

July 21, 1941 ~ November 10, 2020 (age 79)


Jeannine Rousselle, 79, of Saco, Maine passed away on November 10 th , 2020, at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Jeannine was born in Biddeford, Maine on July 21, 1941, the daughter of Henri Berthiaume (1894-1988) and Yvonne Vir Berthiaume (1906-1978) She was the youngest of nine children and grew up in Biddeford, Maine, and Hartford Connecticut; she attended school at The Presentation of Mary, Stanhope, Quebec, Canada, Saint Joseph’s, Biddeford, Maine, and Our Lady of Sorrow, Connecticut.

Jeannine was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a talented cook, knitter, crocheter, painter, hobbyist and gardener. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and was surrounded by loved ones throughout her life and at the time of her passing.

Jeannine worked at Maremont in Saco, Maine, where she met, Richard, the love of her life. They married on May 17th, 1969, and recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary.

Jeannine is survived by her husband, Richard Rousselle; Daughters Kim Rousselle Powers and partner Peter Danley, Dr. Karen Rousselle Manitsas and her husband Dr. Steven Manitsas; and Son Kevin Rousselle; Grandchildren Julia Powers and partner Luke Smith, Monica Powers, Eric Powers, Noelle Manitsas, and Vivienne Manitsas; Niece Diane Langley Houle.

Jeannine was predeceased by her sons Roland Grenier and Donald Grenier, first husband Reginald Grenier, parents Yvonne and Henri Berthiaume; sister Gabrielle Langley; and 7 half siblings.

Due to COVID restrictions, Jeannine was laid to rest in a private family gathering at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Services were provided by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Main Street, Biddeford, Maine 04005.

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Missing You Always,

You never said

I'm leaving,

You never said goodbye.

You were gone before we knew it

And only God knows why.

In life we loved you dearly

In death we love you still.

In our heart we hold a place

That only you can fill.

It broke our heart to lose you

But you didn't go alone.

A part of us went with you

The day God took you home.

Forever and Always,

Your Loving Family

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