Doris Emilia St. Onge, 82

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BRUNSWICK — Doris Emilia St. Onge, 82, died May 26, at Dionne Commons, Brunswick.

She was born in Brunswick, Aug. 21, 1931, to Emile and Adrienne Bernier. She had one brother, Raymond A. Bernier.

She graduated from Mount Merici Academy in 1949 and in July of that same year she became postulant, Sister Mary Therese, of the Ursuline Sisters Roman Catholic Religious Order. She took her first vows and received her white veil before realizing it was not her vocation, and returned to Brunswick.

On Aug. 27, 1955, she married George Dominic St. Onge. Together they had three sons.

In 1962, the family moved to Winslow where her husband owned and operated Dexter’s Drug Store. During this time, in addition to being a homemaker, she also volunteered at the Saint Andre Home for Adoptive Services and was a member of Mount Merici Academy Alumni Association and later was employed as the Mount Merici Academy bookkeeper.

Later in life the couple returned to Brunswick to care for her mother, Adrienne and her sister, Alice. She was a parishioner of St. John’s the Baptist Church, spoke fluent French, was an accomplished pianist, enjoyed Broadway theater, and was Tony Bennett’s number one fan.

She was predeceased by her husband, George on Oct. 16, 2013; son, David St. Onge; and brother, Raymond A. Bernier.

She is survived her her sons, Philip St. Onge and wife, Crystal, and their three children, all of Winslow, and Robert St. Onge, and his partner, John Reny, of Augusta; and grandchildren, George and Todd.

Special thanks goes to the entire Dionne Common family who lovingly took care of her with their unsurpassed care for the last 4 1/2 years. Thanks also to Chans Hospice.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 30 at St. John the Baptist Church, Brunswick. A committal service will be held at 9 a.m., June 16 at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery 163 Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta.

Memorial donations may be made to Dionne Commons Activities Fund 24 Maurice Drive, Brunswick, ME 04011.

Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, Brunswick.

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