Joan M. Pelotte

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Joan M. Pelotte
1948 - 2018
Pelotte, 70, of Plymouth, our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who blessed us with her life, passed from this life to the next on Sunday Sept. 9, 2018.
She was born in Waterville on March 23, 1948, one of eleven children of Juliette (Foster) and William "Willie" Pelotte. She attended local schools and given her innate strength and perseverance she obtained her GED when she was in her 40s as well as her driver's license.
Joan enjoyed quilting and her family has benefitted from this talent with fine examples of her art. She enjoyed traveling, Florida flea markets, Country Gold music and her Church, with a special devotion to St. Anne. Joan had an incredible love of her family, generous and self-sacrificing, caring and strong willed when need be - her heart was always open. A woman of determination she overcame adversity, and was nothing short of inspiring in her love.
Joan is survived by her daughter, Angela Kelby and her husband, James; her son, Shawn Carey and his wife, Stacey; her grandchildren: Abigail, Amelia, Maxwell, Camille, Simon and Ephrem; her sister, Jacqueline Pelotte Doucette; her brother, Gerald Pelotte; her sister, Diane Pelotte MacIntosh; and many, many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her grandparents: Frank and Marie Foster; Henry and Lea Pelotte; her father, Willie and mother, Juliette Pelotte; her brother, Norman Pelotte; her sister, Shirley Pelotte Logan; her brother, Robert Pelotte; her sister, Geraldine Pelotte; her brother, Roland Arthur Pelotte; as well as a brother and sister who died at birth.
Visiting hours will be on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, from 4-7 p.m., at Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Waterville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 112 Silver St., Waterville with burial following in Saint Francis Catholic Cemetery, 78 Grove St., Waterville. Please visit to view a video collage of Joan's life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with her family.

For those who wish, donations may be made in Joan's memory to:
The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers
93 Silver Street
Waterville, ME 04901

Published in Central Maine on Sept. 12, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Veilleux Funeral Home
8 Elm Street | Waterville, ME 04901 | (207) 872-7676
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