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Reta E (Weeks) DuplessisMay 25, 1931 ~ August 12, 2017 (age 86)
Reta E (Weeks) Duplessis 5.25.1931 - 8.12.2017
Reta passed away peacefully with family at her side after a brief illness.
She was the daughter of William and Lillian (Hatch) Weeks.
She was raised in Gardiner and graduated from Gardiner High School in 1950.
She was predeceased by the love of her life - Arnold McKechnie, and son - Bruce McKechnie.
She is survived by her daughter Laurie McKechnie-Levesque, son-in-law Michael, granddaughter Heather and Kamden and great-granddaughter Jasmine whom she called "her little girl", son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Pamela McKechnie and his children, daughter-in-law Ann McKechnie, grandchildren Jason and Elizabeth and her children.
Harriet Mansir was her dear friend and kept in touch daily.
Her family was most important to her and she was the center of their lives.
She was loved by many and loved many, always had a story, was witty and made people laugh.
She loved animals, growing plants, knitting, ceramics, feeding the birds and doing for others unconditionally.
Our lives will be forever changed without her presence. She left an indelible imprint on all of us.
We are grateful for the wonderful care and love she received at Seal Rock and during her stay in the hospital.
Visitation and Celebration of life will be held Thursday, August 17th 11am to noon at Staples Funeral Home 53 Brunswick Ave Gardiner, Me. where a service will follow at noontime.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Friends of Feral Felines
PO Box 8137 Portland, Me 04104-8137