HIGHGATE - Jeannine D. Poirier, age 79, passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at her home in Highgate.
She was born August 17, 1940 in Madawaska, ME to the late Sinai & Eva (Tardif) Albert.
Jeannine grew up in Maine and later lived in Connecticut before moving to Montgomery, Vermont in 1961. She earned her bachelors degree from Champlain College in Burlington. Jeannine worked in accounting for many businesses in the area including Jay Peak, the Montgomery School House, Kaycan, Waterland, and Zacks on the Rocks. She was a talented seamstress and quilter, an avid reader, and a world-class Scrabble player. Jeannine also enjoyed playing softball, making strawberry & blueberry jam, and enjoying her bright orange azaleas.
She is survived by her children, Cliff Poirier and his wife Amy of Highgate, Roseanne Bardsley and her husband David of Malta, NY, Jessica Maldonado and her husband Abdiel of Belen, NM, and Guy Poirier and his wife Hallie of Victor, ID; 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; siblings, Verna Blume and her husband Frank, Claudette Peters, Bernice Butts and her husband John, Norman Albert and his wife Jen, Rolande Yacur, and Gilman Albert and his significant other Eisha; and many nieces & nephews. Besides her parents, Jeannine was predeceased by her daughter, Lynn Poirier and a grandson, Clifford CJ Poirier
Mom left this world in much the same fashion as she lived in it. On her own terms. I cannot imagine raising
Five children on my own. Somehow, she found the strength to undertake that monumental task and was up to
The challenge. For that, we have always, and shall forever be grateful. Thank you Mom. We love you and
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. Louis Catholic Church where Jeannine was a member, Lamkin St., Highgate. Inurnment will be held at the familys convenience in St. Louis Cemetery.
For those who wish, contributions in Jeannines memory may be made to the Highgate Public Library, P.O. Box 76, Highgate Center, VT 05459.
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