Anita Mathieu

Obituary of Anita C. Mathieu

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The family of Anita C. Mathieu, with sadness and joy, celebrates the passing of their mother on February 2, 2023, in Westbrook, Maine.  She was born in Fairfield Maine on February 22, 1924, the daughter of Archie and Marie (Reny) Champine. Anita attended schools in Fairfield and always considered that her home. She graduated from Lawrence High School.

Anita married Henry Mathieu on August 2, 1947 and they had four children together. They moved from Maine to Connecticut, then Massachusetts and finally back home to Maine.  She enjoyed raising her children and grandchildren. Although her great-grandchildren lived beyond her reach, she loved keeping tabs on them online.

She was predeceased by her husband Henry, her brother Carl Champine and three sisters, Estelle Maillet, Jeanette Duguay and Bernadette Massey.

Survivors include three sons; Wayne Mathieu of Waterville, Dr. Alan Mathieu and his wife Diane of Westbrook and Thomas Mathieu and his wife Marcia of Frisco, Texas, and one daughter, Karen Wells, and her husband Robert of Carrollton, Texas.  Anita also had eight grandchildren; Amy Woolen and Matthew Wells. Brentton, Cameron and Alexander Mathieu. Nicole Lotfey. Megan Mosher and Tom Mathieu. She had ten great-grandchildren; Riley, Brook and Micah Woolen, Evelyn and Evan Wells, Hoyt and Saige Mosher, Lucas and Charlotte Mathieu and Everett Lotfey; and many nieces and nephews.

At her request, there will be no visiting hours. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Notre Dame Church in Waterville at 11 am on May 20, 2023. Burial is at St. Francis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Compassus Hospice of Scarborough, Maine.

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