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Jeanne Marie Brillant

March 8, 1939 - June 15, 2017
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Topsham-Jeanne Marie Brillant, 78, of Topsham died suddenly Thursday evening, June 15, 2017, at home on Madelyn Avenue. On Wednesday, she and her husband, Robert F. Brillant, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a dinner with more than 40 family members and close friends. Jeanne and Bob were married Aug. 31, 1957.

Jeanne was a 1957 graduate of Brunswick High School, and was the daughter of Madelyn (Fortin) and Andre Ouellette. While raising her family, she worked in the kitchens of Williams-Cone Elementary School and Mt.Ararat School in Topsham. She also had a successful business teaching ceramics under the name "Mme JB’s” for more than 20 years.She was also bookkeeper for Bob’s carpentry and house-building businesses; Jeanne Street in Topsham, where they built most of their houses, was named for her. 

She was a volunteer for and past president of the Friends of Parkview Hospital Auxiliary, and organized book sales in the early days of St. John’s Bazaar. She was also a very happy fan of the New England Patriots and the NFL.

Jeanne is survived by her husband Bob; her four children: Therese of Topsham, Jeanne and husband Jeff Beebe of Fresno CA, Elaine and husband Michael Taylor of Topsham, and William and husband Douglas Antreassian of Brunswick; five grandchildren: Adam Beebe, Scott Beebe,Stephanie (Taylor) Goulette, Michael Taylor, and their spouses, and Sarah Taylor; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Constance LeBel of Swampscott MA, and Anne Livernois of Virginia Beach VA, and a brother, Andre Ouellette of Irvine CA. 

Visiting hours will be held Thursday, June 22 from 6-8 PM at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 23 at 9:30AM at St. John the Baptist Church-All Saints Parish, Pleasant St., Brunswick.  Burial in St. John’s Cemetery will be held at a later date.

The family asks that memorial donations to honor Jeanne be made to St.John’s School Scholarship Fund, 37 Pleasant St., Brunswick ME, 04011, or the charity of your choice.

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