Eastport – Inez Louise Segien, 97, died on Sunday, Father’s Day, June 20, 2021 at the place she called home for the last eleven years surrounded by the ones she loved. Inez was born in Eastport on March 13, 1924, daughter of Helen (Morrison) and Harold West Robinson.
She attended Eastport Schools and at an early age left Eastport to work in the Waltham Watch Factory in Massachusetts. She met her husband there, James E. Segien Sr. and they were united in marriage on September 26, 1942. James was serving in the United States Marine Corps and was sent to Bremerton, Washington where Inez followed. In 1945 she returned to Eastport and James returned after his discharge.
Inez and her husband operated Segien’s Hardware for many years. In her store, The Quoddy Tides was started in 1968 with Mrs. Winifred French. Inez worked at The Quoddy Tides for many years. She also worked in several fish processing factories.
She worked at Harris Cabins after her retirement until her 80’s. Inez was one of the first members of the Eastport Memorial Nursing Home Auxiliary and served all her remaining years. She was a member of the Senior Citizen Center, served on the Eastport Health Center board, volunteered for the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and Goodwill. She was a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and Senior Companions. She was a devoted member of the Washington Street Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for years. She picked up children all over the island, brought them to Sunday School and delivered them back home. She was the oldest member of Cornerstone Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, Inez was predeceased by her husband James; her grandparents Carolyn and Charles Morrison whom she was raised by; her son James E. Segien Jr; granddaughter Christine LePage; sisters Madonna Follis, Beverly Moholland, Charlene Townsend; brothers Royce and Charles Robinson; and nephews Ricky Moholland and Keith Follis. She is survived by her sister Vonlyn Harris of Eastport; son Ronald Segien and wife Peggy of Clearwater, FL & Eastport; daughter Kathy LePage and husband Larry of Cornish; “daughter” Inez Pastore and husband Frank of Eastport; daughter-in-law Paula Segien of Eastport; brother-in-law Richard Moholland of Calais; grandchildren Dierdre Segien, Roger Segien, Michael Segien, Susan Perry, Jennifer Segien-Gartland, and Tara LePage; great-grandchildren, Sarah Rae Segien, Shelly Rae Segien, Dakota Soctomah, Skylar Segien, Ethan Baron, Camryn Baron, Michael Segien Jr, Devon Churchill, Kaylee Gartland, Nolan Gerry, and Ryan Gerry; great-great grandchildren, Aubree Rae Trott, Grayson Candelmo, Aubrey Soctomah, Ashlynn Demolet, and Raeya Burgess. She had many nieces and nephews and greats whom she loved dearly; her special niece Kelli Moholland Toole and her four children, Ricky Kroll and his daughter Kennedy Ann, Whitney Remington, Lauren Gillespie and her children Gabriella & Noah, and Wesley Comeau and his son Micah; great-Goddaughter Keisha Rose Rudge and her children Haven and Asher; and special family friends, the Furman family.
If you know our Mother you know she loved to send cards to everyone, birthday, anniversary, get well, sympathy, weddings, births or thinking of you. Inie would be sending you some love!! Pass it on. Send someone a card today.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Bayside Cemetery in Eastport. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Eastport. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.