Jeannine D. Coulombe, 72

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BRUNSWICK — Jeannine D. Coulombe, 72, died March 11 at Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn.

She was born in Brunswick on July 31, 1939, a daughter of Harvey and Simone Derocher Coulombe. She was educated in Brunswick schools and played in the Brunswick Drum Corps in 1954.

She worked at shoe shops in Freeport and at Bath Iron Works in the welding and planning departments. She was the first woman to be hired as a welder after World War II.

Coulombe loved animals, especially hers, Gracie, Kity, Hobo, Spirit and Star. She was rich with love from family and friends and loved them in return. She enjoyed traveling with family and friends to Florida and one special trip was a cruise with friends.

She is predeceased by her only child, Roxanne, who died in 1954 and a sister, Connie Mathison, who died in December 2011.

She is survived by two brothers, Donald Coulombe Sr. and his wife, Alice, of Pownal and David Coulombe of Brunswick; and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours were held March 15 at Demers-Desmond Funeral Home, 34 Cushing St., Brunswick. A graveside service will be held later in the spring at St. John’s Cemetery in Brunswick.

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