MEREDITH-----Jean Maida Drouin, passed away at Forestview Manor on Sunday, October 13, 2019, she would have been 90 years young on January 9, 2020.
Jean was born on January 9, 1930, the daughter of Joseph and Maida (O'Brien) Gamache. Jeanie, as Dad called her, was a loving and devoted wife to Richard N. Drouin who passed away January 16, 2004, a devoted mother of four, and caretaker to any animal her kids would find and bring home.
Mom and Dad loved to travel and drive through the north country. Especially, when the snow came and they could hit the slopes. As retirement approached, they explored Florida and decided they would move there. Sadly, after a few years, Dad’s health declined and he was gone. Mom soldiered on ... she mourned Dad but was thankful for the years they shared and continued to enjoy her life, her children, grandchildren, great- grandchildren and dear friends.
Our mother truly enjoyed singing. She especially loved to test her voice in the car; great acoustics she would say. Mom would make regular visits to the Humane Society to collect a few dogs and cats, and immediately head for the Nursing Homes in the area, including the former State School, to visit with the residents. Our mother especially loved those visits when they resulted in ‘ear to ear smiles’ on the residents’ faces as they played with the pets.
Jean, our Mom, was truly ‘special’ to us. She loved life, her family and pets and though no longer with us, we will continue to love her forever!
Jean is survived by her son, Thomas Drouin and wife, Valerie, of Gilford, NH; daughter, Kathryn Owens, of Naples, FL; daughter Cynthia Wilson and husband, Lee, of Carnesville, GA and son, James Drouin and wife, Susan, of Sandwich, NH. Jeanie also has 7 grandchildren: Heather, Brett, Jacob, Olivia, Dallas, Kelly, and Alyssa; and 9 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia NH using the Carriage House entrance.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 10:00am at the St. Andre Bessette Parish - St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia NH.
Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia NH.
For those who wish, the family suggest that memorial donations may be made to NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia NH 03247.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.