2017-02-03 / Obituaries

Joan E. Roussin

Joan Eldridge Roussin (Pixie), 86, of Kennebunkport, passed away peacefully Monday evening, Dec. 26, 2016 in her home in Jacksonville, Florida, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Biddeford to the late John Seward Eldridge and Grace Belanger Eldridge on Sept. 14, 1930. She graduated from Kennebunk High School, class of 1948 and went on to graduate from the Northeastern Business School in Portland, later to become employed as a switchboard operator at the New England Telephone Company switching office.

In November 1950, Pixie married her love, Aristide (Brud) Roussin Jr., sharing 36 years of marriage prior to his death in 1986. Brud and Pixie spent their lives along with their four daughters traveling all around Europe because of Brud’s military service, later to retire at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. Pixie also retired from her civil service position in 1992.

After her retirement from her civil service job, Pixie spent many years traveling with her daughters across the United Sates, including taking a horseback riding trip across Nebraska at age 60, and at age 80, a trip to Ireland where she met cousins tracked through ancestory.com.

Pixie was a member of NARFE as well as the MRMA. She loved watching the Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox play ball and even enjoying watching football. She was very active and loved being outdoors.

She is predeceased in the death by her husband Aristide (Brud) Roussin Jr., her parents and two brothers

Pixie is survived by her four daughters Linda Hain, Sheryl Roussin, Karen Roussin and Mickey (Allen) Stanfield, five grandchildren Sheri (Ron) Fernandez, Chris (Christine) Daley, Alicia (Mitch) Standifer, Steve (Amanda) Vereen, and Lauren Vereen, 14 great grandchildren and three great great granddaughters. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends.

Joan requested to be cremated and buried next to her husband in Maine. Her children will bring her home to Maine in the spring for her services and burial.

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