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Bessie Lee (Moore) St. Pierre
November 6, 1944 ~ November 13, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Bessie Lee St. Pierre, known affectionately as Mumsey, passed away peacefully on November 13, 2023, at the age of 79 in Brunswick, Maine. Born on November 6, 1944, in Biddeford, Maine, Bessie was the beloved daughter of Doris E. Darling and Harold H. Moore. She was predeceased by her husband of nearly forty-eight years, Raymond St. Pierre, her mother Doris E. Darling, her father, Harold H. Moore, and her brother Joseph Darling.
Bessie was a devoted wife, a dedicated mother and grandmother, and a loving sister. On March 12, 1966, she married the love of her life, Raymond St. Pierre, and they shared a beautiful life together at 13 Paul Street in Brunswick, Maine. Sundays often included Raymond and Bessie watching the New York Giants play football, and although she was not a football fan per se, she grew to become an ardent fan of the Giants because of her husband’s passion for the team.
Bessie found joy in the simple pleasures of life, such as eating seafood, especially haddock, and watching her favorite television shows, The Young and The Restless and Survivor. She also enjoyed reading, especially books by James Patterson. In her younger days, she cherished walking to downtown Brunswick and having lunch at Grand City.
Bessie was a frugal shopper, often finding treasures at the Goodwill and Salvation Army stores. Family gatherings were especially meaningful to her, where she enjoyed playing a dice game called Farkle with her sisters. She also ran a small daycare inside the family home and was adored by those children under her care. Despite considering her circle of influence small, Bessie's genuine care and warmth made everyone feel welcomed.
Bessie is survived by her two sons, Jim St. Pierre, his wife Gail, and her granddaughter, Abrielle of Brunswick, and Randy St. Pierre and his wife, Lisa of Winterport. She also leaves behind her two granddaughters, Aleicia of Northport, and Jacklyn of Orono, as well as her great-granddaughter, Lillian of Orono. She is also survived by her brother Walter and his wife Vera of Bath, her brother Arthur of Thailand, her sister Carol and her husband Wayne of Texas, her sister Pam and her husband Leo of Brunswick, her sister Robin and her husband David of Old Orchard, her sister Donna and her husband Terrence of Brunswick, her sister Penny and her husband Bill of Richmond, and her sister Becky and her husband Steve of Bath.
A private graveside service will be held soon to honor Bessie's life. Additionally, a Celebration of Life gathering will take place on December 2, 2023, at the American Legion Post 20 located at 1 Columbus Drive in Brunswick, Maine from 2 pm to 5 pm. This will be an opportunity for family and friends to come together and share fond memories of Bessie.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that contributions be made to The American Diabetes Association. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 7023 Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 or made online at www.diabetes.org. These contributions will support vital research and help improve the lives of those affected by diabetes, a cause close to Bessie's heart. Bessie Lee St. Pierre will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Her legacy of love, kindness, and devotion will forever remain in the hearts of those she touched.