PORTLAND. Felice D. Chartier passed away unexpectedly on November 7, 2019 in Portland, ME. She was born in Edmundston, New Brunswick on June 25, 1954, daughter of the late Real and Lorraine (Daigle) Chartier. She grew up in Madawaska and after high school graduation, she received a 2 year Associates Degree from Plus Gray Secretarial School in Portland. Felice worked many years for Levenson, Vickerson and Beneman, Attorneys at Law and more recently at the Federal Defenders Office in Portland. Felice is survived by her sister Charlene Pike and husband Scott of Mapleton and their children Jasmine Pike of Bangor and son Zachary Pike of Caribou; nephews Adam, Daniel,Kameron and Matthew Chartier; step mother Irma Mavor Chartier of Quebec; step sisters Debi Marquis of Millinocket, Darlene Mavor of Madawaska, Dacia Charette of Virginia and step brother Louis Mavor, Jr. of Sunnyvale, California. She is also survived by her dear friend and partner Lucien Deschaine. She was predeceased by her parents, brother James Chartier and infant sister Denise Marie Chartier.
Felice had a never ending “joie de vivre”. Her quirky sense of humor kept us entertained until we would beg to catch our breath. Ever the lady, she radiated grace and elegance to all who knew her. And her cherished feline friends, of which she had many in her lifetime, were her beloved children. Through her cancer diagnosis and treatment, she maintained the strength of Goliath in her will to live. Giving up was not an option.
The following is shared for all of us as we say not “good bye”, but until next time we meet.
Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken
continuity. What is death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well.
Henry Scott Holland
There will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New England Cancer Specialists in Scarborough, ME.
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