Marie Jeannine Alexander, 1939 - 2016

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 Marie Jeannine Alexander, known to all as simply Jeannine, 77, formerly of Royal Oaks Condos of 15 years, and more recently the Odd Fellows’ and Rebekah’s Home in Auburn, died Friday, April 8, 2016, at Marshwood Center in Lewiston. Born in Frenchville on February 26, 1939, she was the daughter of O’Neil and Annette Morneault Deschaines . Educated locally, she was a graduate of Lewiston High School, Class of 1957. She served in the U.S. Air Force, and following her discharge  lived in Washington, D.C. for over 30 years, where she worked as a denturist at a dental clinic. During her time in D.C., she married Frank R. Alexander. They moved to Maine,  and Mr. Alexander passed away on January 9, 1994. Jeannine loved to socialize and travel, and was proud of having visited 18 different countries. Survivors include five brothers, Louis Deschaines of Lewiston, John Deschaines of Lisbon Falls, Roger Deschaines and wife Sherri of Greene, Marcel Deschaines and wife Martha of Auburn, and Paul Deschaines and wife Bonnie of Lewiston, three sisters, Rose Sheehan of Wilson, NC, Anne Nadeau and longtime companion Robert Jalbert of Auburn, and Rita and husband Gerry Gipson of Hoxie, AR, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Joel  and Victor, and a sister, Claudette Bishop.

Funeral Notice

ALEXANDER, Marie Jeannine, 77, of Auburn, died in Lewiston on April 8, 2016. Private services will be held at a later date. Interment, Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. 

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