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Nancy Violette

Nancy A. Violette (Merritt)

Tuesday, July 8th, 1958 - Friday, June 21st, 2019
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Woodville - Nancy (Merritt) Violette, wife of Danny Violette, was called to heaven way too early as a result of a tragic automobile accident on June 21, 2019. Born to Lorraine and Charlie Merritt on July 8, 1958, Nancy was a woman of many careers. When she first met Danny she was working as a waitress at the Hotel Terrace. Shortly after their marriage she and Danny opened ABC Violette’s Driving School where they taught a generation of young drivers from Millinocket, East Millinocket, Medway, Woodville and Lincoln. Having grown up talking with her mother in American Sign Language, she often taught ASL in local schools. She became certified as a medical assistant and worked for several local medical practices and, most recently, as a home health care aide.

By far, Nancy’s favorite job titles were Mom and Grammy. With her former husband, Tim Gordon, and with Danny raised three beautiful daughters. Just as the youngest was graduating from college, Nancy and Dan provided foster care to, fell in love with and adopted Nathan and Abby, then 5 and 2.

Nancy’s favorite times were with family, whether playing a quiet game of cribbage with Danny on a Saturday morning before the kids got up, enjoying long summer days at camp on Ambejejus Lake or hosting extended family for Christmas dinner. Nancy was never happier than with family. She was loved and will be missed by all.

Nancy was predeceased by her sister, Kathy, her father, Charlie, and her daughter, Erin. In addition to her mother, Lorraine, and the love of her life, Danny, she is survived by daughter Sarah and husband Aaron Brown and grandchildren Madyson, Mallory, Gage, Monroe and Nash; daughter Lauren and husband John Burdett; stepdaughter Brooke and husband Michael York and grandchildren Lyla, Luke and Levi; son Nathan, 12, and daughter Abby, 9. Nancy will also be greatly missed by mother and father-in-law, Dottie and Dick Violette, brother-in-law Rick Violette; brother and sister-in-law David and Theresa Violette; and nephews, Chris and Trevor Violette (two of her many former driver ed students).

Friends are invited to share memories of Nancy from 4-6 P.M on Thursday, June 27 at Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack Street, Millinocket, where a celebration of Nancy’s life will be held 10 A.M. Friday, June 28, with the Rev. Allen Archer officiating. Private interment will be at the Woodville Cemetery.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 27th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Thursday, June 27th, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    LAMSON FUNERAL HOME
    Address
    11 TAMARACK STREET
    MILLINOCKET, ME 04462
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  • Service

    Friday, June 28th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday, June 28th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    LAMSON FUNERAL HOME
    Address
    11 TAMARACK STREET
    MILLINOCKET, ME 04462
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Allen Archer
  • Interment

    Location
    Woodville Cemetery
    Address
    Woodville Road
    Woodville, ME 04457
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    Private interment will be at Woodville Cemetery at a later date.

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Rae and Dimitri Voicechovski

Posted at 03:15pm
Our deepest condolences for the loss of your precious mother, grandmother and wife. Although we did not know each other well, Nancy reached out and sent food and a note of concern when my Mom became ill at camp and was hospitalized. I always enjoyed talking with her about the kids and life at camp. We were fortunate to have known this kind, thoughtful lady.

Joni Lowell

Posted at 03:13pm
I first got to know Nancy when we worked together at the Terrace restaurant in Millinocket. I remember her telling me about going to camp with her daughters and the fun they would have. She told me they would have a “theme song” for the summer. As the years went on we reconnected when she and Danny attended the Nazarene church in East Millinocket. Nancy sang in the adult choir with Scott, it was a joyful time. I know you are singing praises in heaven. Heartfelt condolences to the entire family. Love from the Lowells
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Wayne Frizzell

Posted at 09:45am
Danny and the entire Violette Family so sorry for your loss you our in our thoughts and prayers.
Wayne and Pam Frizzell
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J.Group

Posted at 02:13pm
In memory of Nancy Violette...sending all our love.
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Marilyn Cameron

Posted at 10:24pm
Danny, condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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