SANFORD - Jacqueline "Jackie" Demers, 63, of Sanford, passed away with her family by her side on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.
She was born in Sanford on Nov. 7, 1949, a daughter of the late Alfred J. "Freddie" and Geraldine (Bodwell) Levesque.
She attended local schools, graduating from Sanford High School in 1969.
On Dec. 3, 1971, she married Alan P. Demers in Sanford.
For many years, she was employed as a hairdresser. She then worked at Sprague Electric. When she retired, she had been employed as a legal secretary with the law firm of Shortill and Shortill.
Jackie will always be remembered for her bubbly, outgoing personality. She was a fun-loving woman who brought joy and laughter to everyone she came into contact with. Very family-orientated, she especially treasured her grandchildren's day-to-day life and took pride in their accomplishments.
Jackie is predeceased by her parents, husband, Alan P. Demers, brother, Ronald J. Levesque, sister, Joanne Gray, and stepgranddaughter, Tamra Benoit.
A loving mother, she is survived by her daughters, Holly Benoit and her husband, Jody, of Sanford, and Heidi Demers and her fiance, Jason Bergeron, of Sanford. A loving memere, she is also survived by her granddaughter, Jodi Jeanette, stepgrandson, Ryan Benoit, granddaughter, Abbi Freeman, grandson, Alan-Michael Freeman, grandson, Austin Ham, granddaughter, Brooke Benoit, stepgranddaughter, Emiley Bergeron, stepgranddaughter, Hailey Bergeron, stepgranddaughter, Kailey Bergeron, brothers, Robert Levesque, of Sabattus, Richard Levesque, of Springvale, and sisters, Patricia Morin, of Arizona, Linda France, of Biddeford, and Shirley Demers of Sanford.
A funeral service for Jackie was held on Wednesday, March 27, at the Lafrance-Lambert & Black Funeral Home in Sanford.
Burial will be at a later date at the Southern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Springvale.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donations in her memory to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough, Maine 04074.
Condolences may be expressed at www.blackfuneralhomes.com