Nancy Violette

Nancy A. Violette (Merritt)

Tuesday, July 8th, 1958 - Friday, June 21st, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Nancy Violette, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Nancy Violette

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Nancy's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Nancy's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


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.
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Nancy A. Violette (Merritt), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Nancy

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 27th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Thursday, June 27th, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, June 28th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, June 28th, 2019 10:00am
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Allen Archer
  • Interment

    Woodville Cemetery
    Woodville Road
    Woodville, ME 04457
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Private interment will be at Woodville Cemetery at a later date.


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Nancy here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Nancy
1 tree has been planted in memory of Nancy A. Violette (Merritt)

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

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


Posted at 02:13pm
In memory of Nancy Violette...sending all our love.
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Nancy Violette — Plant a Tree Now

Marilyn Cameron

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

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: