Rosalie C. Poirier, 78

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FALMOUTH – Rosalie Frances (Chenery) Poirier died Jan. 6, surrounded by her family at Sedgewood Commons in Falmouth.

She was born May 3, 1936, in Andover, to Eva and Earl Chenery. On March 22, 1961 she married Albert Poirier in Auburn.

Poirier was a very friendly and outgoing person who found fun wherever she went. She was active in the Falmouth community and found many ways to help others. She was a Girl Scout leader, coached Little League, and proudly served as a member of the Falmouth Emergency Medical Team for many years. Poirier also provided CPR training to local businesses and schools and spent countless hours volunteering at Ocean View in Falmouth, thoroughly enjoying the time she spent with the residents.

Poirier took great joy in raising her children and in spending time with her grandchildren; she didn’t miss an opportunity for family fun, skiing, sledding, playing ball in the yard, canoeing and camping.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years of Falmouth; her children, Michael Poirier, of North Waterboro, Marlene Costa, of Falmouth, James Poirier, of South Berwick, Tracy Faulkner, of Vincennes, Indiana; and Stephen Poirier, of Adams, Massachusetts; five grandchildren, Kristen Crockett, Katrina Robinson, Shayna Smith, Mitchell Poirier and Trinity Webber; two step-grandchildren, Shaun Barrett and Kayla Barrett; a great-grandson, Keegan Robinson; a brother, Clayton Chenery, of South Paris; and four sisters, Caroline Laverdiere, of Bowdoin, Roberta Gordon, of Norway, Jean Day, of Lewiston and Patricia Chenery, of Norway.

The family would like to thank the staff of Sedgewood Commons.

Visitation was held Jan. 10 at Lindquist Funeral Home in Yarmouth, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial Jan. 11 at Holy Martyrs in Falmouth.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route 1, Suite C, Scarborough, ME 04074.