Angela Marie (Franck) Dionne (1924-2018)

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — Angela Marie (Franck) Dionne of Skowhegan passed away peacefully in the loving company of her fourth oldest son, Martin, in the early morning hours of Monday, February 26, 2018, in Augusta at the age of 93. She was born on March 10, 1924, in Ste. Agathe, and was the daughter of Donat J. and Delia (Martin) Franck. She was predeceased by brothers, Armand, Anthony, Renaud, Maurice, Donat Jr., and Marc, along with sisters, Loretta Ready, Emma Sirois, Cecile Langlois, and Annie Carpentier.

She graduated from Skowhegan High School in 1941. She married the love of her life, Col. Albert Ernest Dionne, on November 19, 1945, and celebrated 57 years of marriage prior to his passing in 2003. Together they proudly raised five sons, two of whom predeceased her (Michael in 1974, and Alan in 1978). Surviving sons are James (wife Joyce) of Winter Haven, Florida; Martin (wife Nancy) of Sinclair; and Peter (wife Sue) of Farmingdale. She was Mémère to four grandchildren, Dr. Andrew Dionne (wife Mary) of Sidney; Laurie Babcock (husband Jesse) of Cape Coral, Florida; Caitlin Ceresia (husband Adam) of Chelmsford, Massachusetts; and Chelsey Ryan (husband Kayne) of Brunswick. She was Grand-Mémère to Emily Rose, Vanessa Lynn (deceased), and Andrew Martin Albert Dionne; Ainsleigh Story Babcock; Stephen Charles Ceresia; and Madeleine Sue Ryan. She is remembered by daughter-in-law, Kristine Longstaff (husband Charles) of Winthrop, and sons, Joey and David Longstaff. She thought fondly of Ryan and Randall Tondreau.

Angela is also survived by special nieces, Pauline Frechette (husband Ted) of Venice, Florida; Joanne Hall (husband Dick) of Dexter; and Angela Towle (husband Don) of Smithfield, along with numerous other nieces and nephews.

She was an outstanding loving wife, mother, mémère, sister, and aunt (tante).

Angela and Albert retired to Skowhegan in 1981 and enjoyed eighteen winters in Florida. She especially enjoyed family, golf, bowling, cribbage, and Bingo. She knitted hundreds of pairs of mittens each year that she donated to children in Somerset, Androscoggin, Kennebec, and Aroostook counties.

Family and friends visited from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Friday, March 2, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church, Skowhegan, with Rev. Fr. James Nadeau, celebrant.

The family wishes to express its sincere thanks to the staffs at both Granite Hill Estates in Hallowell and Maine General Medical Center in Augusta.

Arrangements are under the care of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine.

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