LIVERMORE FALLS — Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Sally Ann (Gilbert) Beaudoin, 76, of Livermore Falls, Maine, went home to heaven, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, after battling an illness for the past year. She was born on March 6, 1945, in Livermore Falls, daughter of Pierre and Alice (LaCroix) Gilbert of Main Street in Chisholm, where she was also raised.

She created many lifelong friendships throughout her lifetime. She attended St. Rose of Lima school through the eighth grade, and graduated from Jay High School in the class of 1963. She graduated from Bedard’s beauty school, and shortly after that time, operated a beauty shop in the basement of her parent’s home for several years.

On Feb. 7, 1970, she married the love of her life, John Beaudoin, and they enjoyed 51 years together. Sally was known as hard working, loyal, loving and giving. She enjoyed time with her family most of all. She loved the ocean and called Camden her second home, where she began many friendships and was happy to work at her daughter Sarah’s store for some time. Sally loved people, and people loved her back. She was a true sweetheart with a smile that lit up any room she entered. For more than 20 years, Sally operated a daycare out of her home. She welcomed the children and their parents into her life like they were an extension of her family. Many of the children and their parents remained close to her even after they no longer needed her services. She held each of them in her heart and spoke of them often and with great fondness.

Sally is survived by her husband, John; brother, Paul and his wife, Claudia-Jean, of Jay; son, Christopher and his wife, Kim Beaudoin, of Livermore; daughters, Sarah Anderson and her husband, Todd Anderson, of Camden, and Rebecca Beaudoin, and her fiancé, Phil Vance, of Livermore Falls. Sally loved her dear grandchildren with all her heart: Taylor, Caleb, Dean, Lindsay, Gabrielle, and Christy-Lynn. She had five great-grandchildren as well. Sally also loved her many nieces and nephews and spent much time with them during their growing years. They had a special place in her heart. Thank you especially to her niece, Cynthia, who spent many hours at her bedside during the last month.

Sally was predeceased by her parents, Pierre and Alice; and her brothers, Albert, Gerard, James and Pierre, Jr.

The family would like to thank the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, especially Susan and Sarah, for taking such good care of her and for helping them honor her wishes to stay home and be with her loved ones. Without them, it would not have been possible.

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, at 11 a.m., at St. Rose of Lima Church in Jay, followed by refreshments at Frank L. Mitchell VFW Post #3335 in Jay. Inurnment will be at the Niche Wall at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that those who desire consider memorial gifts in Sally’s memory to Smile Train Inc., 633 Third Ave., 9th Floor, New York, NY 10017 ( Memories and a memorial video may be shared in her Book of Memories at Cremation and memorial services are being cared for and provided by the Wiles Remembrance Center in Jay.

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