Marie J. Groleau, age 70, died Saturday, April 24, 2021 after battling Cancer for 15 years. She was born in Brunswick, ME on December 18, 1950 the daughter of the late Norman and Mary (Cookson) Crochere.
Mrs. Groleau attended St. Mary’s Parish in her younger years and attended school there, then went on to Cony High School.
Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Groleau was employed by Service Master for 5 years, Lipman’s Poultry for a short time and Hall Dale Manor for 3 years.
Marie loved to go shopping, loved to dance and bought many 45 records, especially Elvis Presley. Music was her passion. She also loved to paint wooded crafts and ceramic figurines for holidays. She loved to decorate her home for the holidays, especially Christmas being her favorite.
Marie had a deep love for her grandchildren. She loved spending time with them as they brought her much joy.
She was predeceased by her husband, Albert Groleau and a son, Donald Crochere.
Surviving are three daughters: April L. Groleau of Winthrop, Michelle Springer and her husband Calvin of Vassalboro and Theresa Childs of Oakland; two brothers: Louis Crochere and his wife Barbara of Casper, Wy and Norman Crochere, Jr. and his wife Paula of Pownal: a sister, Valida Tillson and her husband Walter of Windsor; 7 grandchildren: Joseph Brann, Amber Hansen, Aaron Brann, Landon Springer, Christian Springer, Kristen Ward and Cassidy Smith; 3 great grandchildren: Austin Brann, Brooklyn Hanson and Ryan Hanson and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
There are no planned visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, May 3rd at 11 AM at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Northern Ave., Augusta. She will be laid to rest with her husband following the Mass in Holy Family Cemetery, Townsend Rd., Augusta.
We would also like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the team of MaineGeneral Hospice. Especially CNA’s, Donna and Nicole; nurses Ericka, Theresa, Marci and Kerri, whom she loved and adored. Thank you so much for the comfort that you brought not only to Marie, but to us, her family, as well. The kindness, compassion and genuine care will not ever be forgotten.