MORRILL — Brigitte Bauer Plessner died peacefully in her home Dec. 18, 2021, surrounded by her family and her beloved dog, Lily, after many years of suffering with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 78.

Brigitte is survived by Hans, her devoted husband of 60 years, who dutifully and lovingly cared for her throughout her illness; her son Stefan Plessner and his wife, Frances, who also spent many years attentively caring for her so she could remain at home; her daughter, Marion Plessner Rodrigue, and her husband, Rod, and her son Christian Plessner and his wife, Kellie. She was an adoring grandmother to her granddaughter, Courtney, and her grandsons, Andrew, Dustin, Travis and Jesse. Brigitte would have loved to get to know her great-grandchildren, Hazel, Miles and Sadie and Andrew’s son, who will be born in May.

Brigitte was born Dec. 14,  1943, to Margareta Wolf Bauer and Michael Bauer, in Forchheim, Germany. She was the youngest of six children. After her mother’s death, Brigitte, her husband and their three young children immigrated to Salinas, Calif., to be near her sisters Marianne and Charlotte, who predeceased her. Her brothers Robert and Erich also predeceased her; she is survived by her brother Josef.

Brigitte and her family moved to Maine in 1989, where she lived life “the way it should be.”

Brigitte was smart, kind, funny and spunky. She loved to read, she was an excellent cook and an avid gardener. She was devoted to her family and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and dog. She will be remembered for her impeccable style, her great sense of humor and her strong opinions.

In her memory and in lieu of flowers, kindly consider making a donation in Brigitte’s name to the Maine HomeHealth Hospice Charity, whose caregivers were a true blessing during her final days.

A cclebration of life for family members will be held in the spring of 2022.

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