Winette Michaud (1928—2018)

FORT KENT, Maine — Winette Michaud, 89, died peacefully on December 23, 2017, at a Fort Kent healthcare facility. She was born on July 6, 1928, in Frenchville, a daughter of the late Leo and Yvonne (Cyr) Rossignol.

Winette was a dedicated wife and mother, raising her five boys, enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, and sharing her harvests with her children and neighbors. She was a lifetime member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and a long-time parishioner of St. Thomas Church.

She is survived by five sons, Gilman Michaud and his wife, Jeanne, of Frenchville, Ray Michaud of Florida, Brian Michaud and his wife, Crystal, Steve Michaud and his special friend, Lena, all of Texas, and Ken Michaud of Madawaska; three siblings, Marilynn Jaqua, and Adeline Garland, both of Florida, and Ronald Rossignol and his wife, Jackie, of Frenchville; seven grandchildren, Ben, Jill, Christine, Helene, Tana, Liz, and Ning; seven great-grandchildren; a special sister-in-law, Josie Rossignol; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Winette was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Normand Michaud in 1992, and two brothers, Bertrand and Albin Rossignol.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Madawaska. Relatives and friends may greet the family on Friday morning from 9-9:45 a.m. at the church. Spring interment will be in St. Thomas Cemetery, Madawaska. Arrangements are a service of Lajoie Funeral Home, 114-10th Ave., Madawaska. To share condolences online, please visit

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