Princeton – Louise Olive Deschene, 98, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Emilio Estates in Corinth. Louise was born in Princeton on May 3, 1920, daughter of Allard and Olive (Bailey) MacArthur.
Louise graduated from Princeton High School, Class of 1937. On January 15, 1938, she married her love, Joseph Deschene in Princeton. She worked in the local mills, US Shank Co, Ware Knitters, and as a nursing aide with Calais Regional Hospital until her retirement in 1981.
Louise was a faithful member of Princeton Baptist Church where she played organ and sang in the choir. She also was Past Worthy Matron of Royal Chapter No. 145 O.E.S. in Princeton, Women’s Club in Princeton, and the Happy Gang in Calais. Louise enjoyed making ceramics, sewing, crocheting and her flower gardens.
In addition to her parents, Louise was predeceased by her beloved husband Joseph Deschene in 1971; her eldest son Valdric Deschene; and nine siblings. Surviving are her son Aden “Joe” Deschene and wife Linda of Bluffton, SC; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Ellis MacArthur and wife Ruby of Dixmont, and Colon MacArthur of Union; sister-in-law Muriel MacArthur of Baileyville; and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Princeton Baptist Church, 90 Main St., Princeton. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. following the visitation with Pastor Jim Edgell officiating. Burial will follow in Princeton Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.