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BATH — Jacqueline Rancourt “Jackie” Bilodeau, 86, died Thursday, Oct. 28 at Webster Commons Nursing Home in Freeport, with her son and daughter-in-law at her bedside.
Born in Lewiston on Dec. 9, 1923, to Joseph Emile and Amelia (Larochelle) Rancourt, she graduated from Lewiston High School in 1942, and married Leo Bertrand “Bert” Bilodeau, on June 26, 1943.
They lived in Lewiston for many years, and raised two children, before moving to Bath in 1969.
Over the years she worked for the Maine Department of Health and Welfare, the Employment Security Commission, and for the state fuel program.
An active member and former president of the Maine State Retiree Association, she was also a lifetime member and former president of her local chapter of NARFE, the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association.
She loved to cook and bake, and enjoyed spoiling her five grandchildren.
Her husband predeceased her in 1997, as well as a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Irene Rancourt.
She is survived by her children, Bert and Linda Bilodeau of Hubert, N.C., and Paula and Ken Munn of Eastham, Mass., five grandchildren, Janet Bilodeau Vangeli and husband Paul of Lewiston, Joyce Bilodeau of Lewiston, Michael and Christine Munn of Weymouth, Mass., James and Jessica Munn of Fitchburg, Mass., and Philip and Deanne Munn of South Easton, Mass., and five great-grandchildren.
Committal services will be held 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, in the Chapel at the New Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 170 U.S. Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105.
Condolences to the family may be expressed and a guestbook signed at desmondfuneralhomes.com.