Eleanor B. Esancy Poulliot

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WINSLOW - Our mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Eleanor B. Esancy Poulliot passed away peacefully with family by her side on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at age 99, at Bedside Manor in Oakland. Eleanor was born in Appleton, Maine, on Easter Sunday, April 20, 1919. She was the sixth child of Alice (Payson) and Herbert Esancy.
Her family moved to a farm on Lakeview Drive in China, Maine, when she was ten years old. She attended Erskine Academy. Eleanor met Frederic J. Poulliot at Dowe's Dance Pavilion in South China. They were married September 21, 1935. They built a log home on the Wyman Road in Winslow where they lived and raised their family. They enjoyed 70 years together until Freddie's death in January 2006. She lived in her home independently until shortly after her 98th birthday.
Eleanor worked in the spinning room of the American Woolen Mill in North Vassalboro for many years. She was very active in starting Winslow Football Boosters in 1957, while her three sons were playing. She worked on banquets for many years even after her sons graduated. She is the only person who has a Winslow "W" that didn't participate in a sport to earn it. She was also active in music boosters and was a long-time supporter of Winslow High School and her grandchildren's various activities. She liked snowmobiling with her children and grandchildren and was a member of the Fort Halifax Snowdrifters for many years. She loved her family, and at Christmas she made sure there was a family party with gifts for everyone. Every summer there was a great lobster cookout as well. In her later years she welcomed company and the discussions that took place in her kitchen. There were always home baked goodies to share with coffee or tea. She was known for her pies, divinity fudge, molasses popcorn balls, pickles, relish, jams, jellies, and especially her homemade applesauce. She was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
Eleanor was predeceased by her parents; her husband; her brothers, Clarence and Ralph Esancy; her sisters, Gertrude Ring, Hazel Fitzgerald, Doris Bumps-Newcomb, Evelyn Van Gemert, and Charlene Dyer; daughter-in-law, Judith Poulliot; and son-in-law, Laurier Bouchard.
Eleanor is survived by her four children, nine grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren: Norbert Poulliot, his daughter Jodi Leclair, husband Kenneth and their two children, Katherine and Joseph; his son Jeff Poulliot and his three children, Andrew, Nicholas, and Jocelyn; Milton Poulliot, wife Sylvia, their daughter Shelly Selwood, husband Joel and their two children, David and Carrie; their son Brian Poulliot, wife Kristy and their two daughters, Natalie and Ashley; Ronald Poulliot, wife Sandra, their sons Kevin Poulliot and Michael Poulliot, wife Lana, and their two sons Matthew and Christopher; and Sherril Bouchard, her three sons, Troy Bouchard, wife Brigette, and their three children Sebastian, Cedric, and Hattie; Scott Bouchard, wife Judi and their two children, Kelsea and Trenton; and Ryan Bouchard. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and one sister-in-law, Helen Z. Poulliot of San Antonio, TX.
The family would like to thank the staff at Bedside Manor for their excellent care and concern for Mom the past 15 months. We couldn't have picked a better place for her, and we will be forever grateful. Thank you also to hospice for their services and support.
Visiting hours will be held at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St. in Fairfield, Maine, on Monday, November 12, from 5 – 7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Tuesday, November 13, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Winslow, with burial to follow at Village Cemetery, North Vassalboro.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area, 304 Main Street, Waterville, ME 04901. An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at www.familyfirstfh.com

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

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Published in Central Maine on Nov. 7, 2018