Jeannette T. Knox
RUMFORD -- Jeannette T. Knox, 83, of Third Street, Dixfield, died on October 23, 2012 at the Rumford Community Home.
She was born in Rumford on October 8, 1929, the daughter of Joseph and Blanche (Boivin) Martineau. She had attended Rumford schools.
Jeannette worked at Diamond Match in Dixfield, Linnell Motel in Rumford and did private housekeeping. She was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior, St. Athanasius-St. John Church. She was a lifelong member of the Swasey-Torrey Post #100, American Legion in Dixfield and had served as a past president of the Auxiliary.
She was married in Rumford on May 19, 1972 to Durwood E. Knox, who died in Portland on March 30, 2002.
Survivors include a daughter, Marie Estelle Gill and husband, Peter of Sabattus; sons, Rudolph Houde and wife, Kris, and Gary Houde and wife, Susan of Colorado; a step-daughter, Kathy Touchette of Rumford; sisters, Irene Sinclair of Rumford, Rita Girardin of Dixfield, Yvette LeBlanc and husband, Lee Roy of Dixfield, and Joanne Morin and husband, Richard of Standish; brothers, Raymond of Scarborough, Donald and wife, Janice of Virginia, Marcel and wife, Doris “Nila” of Rumford, and Eugene Martineau and wife, Rosemary of Florida; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by two sons, Robert and Wayne; a step-daughter, Andrea Hite; a brother, Joseph; and a sister, Pauline Blanchard.