LEWISTON – After a long illness, Jean Marie Violette peacefully passed away July 13, 2005, at her home with friends at her bedside. She was born March 9, 1939, in Van Buren, to Adrien and Anita Violette. She resided at 24 Old Lisbon Road, Lewiston from 1993 until her passing. She loved watching and listening to French movies and music. Jean was a great listener, enjoyed spending time with friends and having them over for dinner. She liked being outdoors and going for walks around the yard. She had a wonderful sense of humor and when she laughed she made others laugh too. Jean spent time with friends at the Twarog Senior Center in Auburn. She went on picnics, boat rides, to a French Club and to the lake. She liked spending times with friends cooking and working on crafts projects. She is survived by two sisters, Barbara Violette of Hebron, Conn. and Priscilla and John Bobka of Batavia, N.Y.; and three brothers, Frederick and Kathleen Violette of Lake Worth, Fla., Charles and Margaret Violette of Presque Isle and James Violette and Tamara Hall of Manchester, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews. Jean is also remembered by her special longtime friend, Jodi Westland and Jodi’s fianc?, Vaughn Savoie of Auburn. Jean will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, July 18, at 24 Old Lisbon Road, Lewiston. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date in Presque Isle, with interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Donations in Jean’s memory can be sent to Community Partners, Inc., 24 Old Lisbon Road, Lewiston, ME 04240. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Lewiston & Auburn, 784-4584. www.dignitymemorial.com