Marcelle Martin, 89

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FREEPORT — Marcelle Martin, 89, died Nov. 6 at Hawthorne House.

She was born April 6, 1924, in Lewiston, the daughter of Alphonse J. and Jeanne Cote Dugal. She graduated from Lewiston High School and later earned her beautician’s license at Provencher Beauty School in Lewiston.

Martin owned and successfully operated her beauty salon, Chez Marcelle, on Lower Main Street in Norway for many years in the 1960s. She then converted that business to M.J’s Yarn ‘n Craft Shoppe in the 70s with the help of her second husband, Frank Klakowski. They divorced in 1980. She very much enjoyed living in Norway and made many long-lasting friendships there. Much later she moved to Brunswick to be near her daughter and then to Freeport.

Very creative, she loved to sew, knit, crochet, upholster, spin wool, weave wall-sized tapestries and paint among other talents. She also loved landscaping, flowers, interior decorating and animals. She will be most remembered for her sense of humor, fashion and flair. In the early ’80s she changed her surname to Martin, a grandmother she resembled in spirit.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Yves Nadeau.

She is survived by her son, Gil Nadeau, and wife, Alicia Tate-Nadeau; daughter Jeanne Nadeau Brooks and husband, Robin B.S. Brooks, of Orr’s Island; five grandchildren, Jeffrey Nadeau, Austin Nadeau, Kevin Nadeau, Gavin Nadeau and Lindsey Nadeau; and great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

At her request there will not be a service. Arrangements are under the care of Brackett Funeral Home, Brunswick. 

Contributions in her memory may be made to Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME 04011.

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