Jeannette Larose, 99

Jeannette Larose

SACO — Jeannette Larose, 99, of Saco died Thursday, June 1, 2017 at her home.

She was born Nov. 24, 1917 in Biddeford, a daughter of Edmond and Roseanna (Gagne) Lehouillier and was educated in local schools.

On Nov. 25, 1939, she married Ubald Larose in St. Andre’s Church in Biddeford.

She and her husband wintered in Bradenton, Fla. at the Eagles Village for many years. She had a cottage in Bridgton, where she enjoyed the company of the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jeannette kept a manicured lawn and would wage war on each crop of dandelions. She enjoyed dancing, and was a member of the “Rockettes,” a local line-dancing group. She kept dancing as long as she was able.

Jeannette was preceded in death by Ubald, her husband of 43 years, on June 22, 1983; a sister, Muriel Talbot in 1954; a brother, Emile “Ben” Lehouillier on May 8, 2014; and a granddaughter in 1986.

She is survived by two sons, Raymond Larose of Ellington, Conn. and Richard Larose of Bridgton; a daughter, Claire Pelletier of Naples; a sister, Rachel Roy of Sanford; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours were held on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday at Most Holy Trinity Church, 271 Main Street, Saco. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Biddeford.

Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel. To share condolences online, please visit

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jeannette may be made to The Wardwell Resident Activities Fund, 43 Middle St., Saco, ME 04072.

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