WINSLOW - Pauline M. Vigue, 82, died early Friday morning, June 13, 2014, at her residence with family at her bedside.
She was born in Van Buren on April 4, 1932, the daughter of Dennis and Helen (Page) Marquis.
She was a graduate of Lawrence High School in Fairfield and was formerly employed by the cotton mill in Waterville, then was employed by Scott Paper Co. in Winslow for 14 years and then worked for several years at Seton Hospital in the laundry department, retiring in 1994.
She also bartendered at MacCrillis-Rousseau Post Veterans of Foreign Wars in Winslow during the 1970s and 80s. She then took time off from work for several years to care for her two sisters-in-law, Fern and Yvette, who were disabled.
During her retirement years, she worked at the food bank at St. John's in Winslow, liked to go to Hollywood Slots in Bangor and worked pulling tickets at the Waterville Lodge of Elks and at the chicken barbecue at the Waterville Lodge of Elks making strawberry shortcake for dessert.
Pauline was a member of the Elks Club Ladies Auxiliary and was granted Mother of the Year Award in 1996.
Pauline was very devoted to her Catholic religion as a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church in Winslow and very devoted to her family as wife, mother and Memere to her grandchildren.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Norman Joseph "Joe" Vigue, whom she married on Oct. 21, 1961.
Also survived by her children, Joline Gagnon, and husband Greg, Bonnie Audet and husband Chad, and Norman Vigue and wife Renee; her grandchildren Greg Jr., Christine, David, Heather, Aaron, Christopher, Derrick and Luke; and her great-grandchildren, Dakota, Jacob, Brayden, Zachary and Colby.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Guy, Mark and Wilfred; and sisters Priscilla and Sister Adrienne.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to all the hospice nurses for their wonderful care given to Pauline.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday at Notre Dame Church, 116 Silver St., Waterville, with committal prayers and burial to follow in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Grove Street, Waterville.
Condolences may be expressed and guestbook signed at www.gallantfh.com.