Jeannine Gilpatrick

March 2, 1933 ~ December 7, 2019 (age 86)


Jeannine F. Gilpatrick, 86, formerly of Lewiston, Maine and Wakefield, Massachusetts passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019 in nursing care in Bellevue OH following a lengthy illness.  She was born March 2, 1933 in Lewiston, Maine the daughter of Hector and Bernadette (Pelletier) Therriault. 

Jeannine’s family immigrated from Quebec to Lewiston, Maine before her birth.  She was raised in a French speaking family and community in Lewiston, Maine where she attended St. Mary’s Church and School.  Jeannine worked at Clark Shoe until 1959, when she married Weslin Gilpatrick.  Following their wedding in November 1959 they moved to Wakefield, Massachusetts where they raised their 3 daughters.  She spent most of her time as a homemaker but was employed at Paul K. Guillow Inc. in Wakefield later in her life.  Jeanine was a lover of all of God’s creatures and the home she adored.  She enjoyed traveling with her husband especially their trips to Sturbridge Village.  She will be remembered for her animated stories, and the love she gave to her family.

Jeannine is survived by her three daughters: Diane Gilpatrick of Wakefield, MA,  Suzanne (Rev. Douglas) Lewis of Norwalk, and Denise (Russell) Kagan of Columbus, NC;  3 grandchildren: Jennifer (Dan) Lewis-Crider of Marengo, OH, Benjamin Lewis of Dayton, OH, and Jonathan Lewis of Norwalk, OH; a great grandson, Logan Crider; a brother, Normand Therriault of Lewiston, Maine; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, Jeannine is preceded in death by her husband, Weslin Gilpatrick in 1983; brothers: Maurice Therriault and Emile Therriault, and two brothers from early childhood.

Private services will be held at Gordon Cemetery in Searsport, Maine at a later date.  Foos & Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue is in care of arrangements.

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