The family of Mary Jeanne Madore of Calais, Maine is saddened to announce her passing on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at the age of 65 years old, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Mary Jeanne was a caring wife, mother, memere, sister and friend.
Mary Jeanne will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 44 years, Gary; daughter Melissa and husband Justin Stevens; grandchildren Brenden and Cameron; brothers Rudy Caron (Claire), Reginald Caron (Armande), O'Neil Caron (Brenda), Louie Caron (Shirley), Conrad Caron (Sharon), Donald Caron (Lisa); sisters Ann Chabre and Diane Baker (Michael); and several nieces and nephews.
Mary Jeanne was predeceased by her parents, Louis and Azilda Caron; sibling Alfreda Lausier; and her loving daughter of two years old Carrie Ann Madore.
Mary Jeanne was born in Grand Isle, Maine on February 13, 1958. She attended Van Buren High School and was part of the graduating class of 1977. She worked at Triple A Springs in Plainville, Connecticut for two years before becoming a full-time homemaker and mom. She volunteered as a girl scout leader throughout her daughter’s membership as well as managed and operated their at home business, St. Croix Engraving which provided engraved awards, personalized recognition awards and assorted sports awards to local area business and schools. She also worked at the Calais Free Library. She was a parishioner of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish at the Immaculate Conception Church in Calais. As a member of the church, Mary Jeanne belonged to the Ladies Sodality group which volunteered in providing meals to parishioners and local community members.
Mary Jeanne enjoyed being outdoors. She loved walking or snow shoeing the outdoor trails at the nearby Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge, riding with her husband in their side by side on the beautiful Aroostook County trails, especially during foliage time and venturing to Campobello Island for some camping and beach walking. She had several hobbies and would often be found knitting, crocheting, baking, or simply enjoying a rocking chair with a good book. She enjoyed her morning conversations with her daughter whether in person or virtual. The mother daughter bond between them was strong. One of her most favorite past times however was being with her two grandsons. They loved their Memere and would keep her busy in the kitchen cooking, playing games or simply enjoying the outdoors.
Mary Jeanne always enjoyed the spiritual reflection of what Mizpah had to offer cancer survivors. She often attended the Mass at the Mizpah Chapel and walked the stations of the cross that circulated the pond of the holy rosary. Mizpah became her spiritual sanctuary where she regenerated her faith in the Holy Trinity during her courageous fight with cancer.
A 10:00am funeral service will be held at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish at the Immaculate Conception Church in Calais on July 22, 2023. Committal will be held at the Calais Cemetery following the mass and a gathering of family will be at the Immaculate Conception Church. The family is asking in lieu of flowers, that memorial donations be made to the Sarah’s House, 356 Maine Road, Holden, ME. A place for cancer patients and their loved ones to stay while receiving treatments. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport, ME.