Pleasant Point – Dianne Mae (Paul) Apt, 76, passed away Monday, September 2, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. Dianne was born at Pleasant Point on November 15, 1942, daughter of Annie Paul and Joseph Nicholas.
After attending Shead Memorial High School, Dianne married Forrest Apt Sr. Together they moved to Massachusetts where she raised their six children, and later became a CNA for a local nursing home where she met her second husband Dominic DeWolfe. In 1995, Dianne and Dominic moved to Pleasant Point where Dianne became active in making traditional Passamaquoddy Arts. Dianne loved to stay active, enjoyed going for walks, and spending time with her family, especially “her girls”, great-granddaughter Gwyneth, and granddaughter-in-law Brianna.
In addition to her parents, Dianne was predeceased by her first husband, Forrest Apt Sr; second husband Dominic DeWolfe; two sons, Forrest Apt and his wife Cheryl Yarmal, and Royce Apt; a daughter, Sheila Apt; and a son-in-law Fred Currier. As well as a brother Michael Paul and a sister Elsie Paul. Surviving are three children, Annie Apt Brackett of Pleasant Point, Diana Scalese and husband Joe of Palmetto, FL, and Eric Apt Sr. and wife Michelle of Holbrook, MA; two daughters-in-law Elaine Apt of Rustburg, VA, and Margaret “Dolly” Apt of Pleasant Point; eight grandchildren, Kailie Brackett, Leela Brackett, Patrick Bassett and wife Brianna, Hannah Currier, Joshua Currier and companion Brooke Cleaves, Ryan Currier and wife Krystle, Marie Apt and companion Mike Perez, and Eric Apt II; six great-grandchildren, Gwyneth, Jaime, Belle, Kevin, Sophia and Frederick; three sisters, Grace Paul, Mary L. Francis, and Maggie Paul; two brothers, Louis Paul and wife Barbara, and Frederick Paul; many nieces and nephews; Dominic’s family whom she considered her own, children, Nancy Ferreira and husband Stephen of Brockton, MA, Christina Cann and husband William of Pelham, NH, Joanne Forbes and husband Douglas of Wolfeboro, NH, and Joseph DeWolfe and wife Cynthia of Bellingham, MA; 15 grandchildren including Mark and Chrissy Ferreira of West Gardiner; six great-grandchildren; her father’s children, Mary A. Nicholas and Joseph S. Nicholas; and special friends, Bernice Greeley, Maynard Stanley, Richard Keezer and Donnell “Skin” Dana Jr.
A special thanks to Tribal Chief Marla Dana; the Sapiel family of Pleasant Point, James, Theresa, Janelle and Elizabeth Limewood; and medical staff and friends, Cynthia Lewey, Shannon Smith and Suzie Neptune.
A celebration of Dianne’s life will be held from 1-5 p.m., Sunday, September 8, 2019, at her home, 25 Ballpark Rd., Pleasant Point. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com