Mary Ann Desjardins

March 12, 1965 - August 18, 2018

Service Date: August 23, 2018

A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred. Following the service, your may visit with Mary's family until 11:30 a.m. and join in the procession to Riverside Cemetery for committal prayers and burial.

Mary Ann Desjardins, 53, loving wife, devoted mother and loving Meme, died on August 18, 2018 at her home, following a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Mary was born in Biddeford on March 12, 1965, the daughter of Ronald and Evelyn (McKenney) LaCourse.

In her younger years, Mary worked in a variety of settings and jobs; including New England Mailing, the Cliff House and the Dollar Tree. But, her first love was taking care of her family and making sure her home was warm and inviting to all. She had a heart for animals and she welcomed many through the years, including two birds, two cats and one dog. Though she was short in stature, her feisty personality kept everyone on their toes!

Mary and her husband Don loved to travel together. They enjoyed going to Lake St. George in New York and to Las Vegas. She was content to go to Old Orchard Beach where she soaked up the sunshine and of course had her share of the infamous Pier Fries! Her week would not be complete without going out with the girls for a night of BINGO.

Mary loved her family deeply and she will be forever in their hearts as they release her back into God’s loving care.

She is lovingly survived by her husband of 26 plus years, Donald Desjardins of Sanford; her daughter, Christine Strout and her children, Kyra, Katie and Cody of Springvale; her father, Ronald of Lebanon; her mother, Evelyn of Sanford; and her sister, Arlene Harmon of Gonic, NH; Don’s parents, Robert and Garnar Desjardins and many other close relatives.

A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred. Following the service, you may visit with Mary’s family until 11:30 a.m. and join in the procession to Riverside Cemetery for committal prayers and burial.

With Mary’s love of animals, please consider donating to the Animal Welfare Society, P.O. Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.


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