Auburn - Angela M. Nadeau, 43, of Lewiston, passed away on Sunday February 10, 2013 at The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice surrounded by her loving family. She was born at Fort Benning, Georgia on June 29, 1969, the daughter of Donald and Diane (Fortier) Nadeau. She was a young lady with special needs and who gave and received very special love by all who had a chance to be in her company. She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish, Holy Cross Church. Angela loved thrill rides, especially roller coasters, swimming, puzzles, mahjong, Hallmark Channel, Little House on The Prairie, reading, visiting the library, Winter Special Olympics, dancing, listening to music, raspberry iced tea from DD, visiting old friends and making new ones, volunteering at the SPCA, day program at Opportunity Enterprises, playing tricks and making Jokes. To the people at The John Murphy Homes she was a WONDERFUL, AMAZING, SPIRITED AND WISE MINDED young lady. She taught many of them life's lessons like: be strong, hold your ground, stand up for yourself, don't let things get in the way of having fun, cherish relationships with others and so much more. Her big personality impacted all of them and they all felt that she was an inspiration to them and that they were blessed and lucky to have known her. Most of all she impacted everyone's life that she met by making their day with her smiling eyes and contagious laugh. Angela is survived by her parents: Donald and Diane (Fortier) Nadeau, her brother Steve Nadeau and his Fiancee Tracy Grondin of Lewiston, her Aunts and Uncles: Claire Bergmann of Lewiston, Jean Blanchette and her husband Richard Blanchette and family, Nancy Tardif and family, David Nadeau and his wife Barbara and son, Pat Hould and her husband Arthur and family, Sue Brooks and partner "Frenchie" and family, Debbie Colby and husband Calvin and family, Pamela Bosse and her husband Ron and family, Lorna Hunt and family, Bruce Nadeau and partner Karen. Her cousins: Liza Morgan and family, Tany Walker and son, Matthew Bergmann and his wife Jena and family, Fred Bergmann, Heath Bergmann and his wife Lynze and children. She was predeceased by her grandparents: Marguerite and Robert Fortier, Lionel and Evelyn Nadeau, her Aunt Christine Smith and Uncle Paul Nadeau.The family would like to sincerely thank the staff of the John F. Murphy Home: Leann Beaulieu, Michelle Borden, Peggy Gagne, Tasha Lemay, Jodi Westland-Savory, Alice Moras and Lynne Fuller, Ash Street Staff, CMMC Y-3, Y-4 and M-1 Nurses and Doctors, Jackie Fournier of Pallative Care at CMMC, Doctor Pamela Ross and Jeanne her nurse, The Androscoggin Hospice House, The Fortin Funeral Home and The Martel School Staff and Principal Steve Whitefield. You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the Nadeau family by visiting their guest book at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday at The Fortin Funeral Home, Lewiston, from 2 PM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Thursday at Holy Cross Catholic Church at 11 AM with Reverend Lionel Chouinard officiating. Committal Services will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery in Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Angela's memory to: The John F. Murphy Foundation, 800 Center St., Auburn, Me. 04210.