Marion 'Jean' LeClere

Jul 11, 2017

Marion Littlefield Bryant LeClere, Jan. 27, 1951, to July 3, 2017.

Marion “Jean” Littlefield was born to Royce Littlefield and Elva Porter Littlefield in Belfast. She was raised on Littlefield Road in Jackson until her family moved to Jackson Village. She, along with her sister Kathryn, went to a one-room school in Jackson Village until SAD 3 was formed the year she was entering fourth grade. She graduated from Mt. View High School in 1969. In 1970 she married Arnold Bryant. They were blessed with two sons, Scott A. and Christopher R. Bryant. She was predeceased by her husband Arnold on April 22, 2001. She was also predeceased by father Royce Sept. 12, 2012, and by mother Elva on Jan. 19, 2017.

On July 22, 2006, she married David LeClere from Buxton. They enjoyed many days exploring northern fishing lakes and streams and the beauty of the Northern Maine Woods.

She leaves behind her husband David of Jackson, and her sister Kathryn and her life partner Gordon. Also, her son Scott, his wife Cherdelle and their daughters Kyia and Allura of Jackson, as well as her son Chris with his special partner Melissa and her daughter Lilly of Troy. She has an extended family of Charlene LeClere and family of Florida, Cindy and Dan Winslow and son Shane of Hollis, Suzanne LeClere and family also of Florida as well as her mother-in-law, Blanche LeClere of Maine and Florida.

She also leaves her Bryant family: Lloyd and Dorothy Bryant and family, Katherine Bryant Spaulding, Sally Bryant Colburn and family, Virginia Bryant Whitney and family, and also Avis Bryant Hall and family.

She leaves her special niece Wendy Bradford and family, Jeremy Kimball and family, a special cousin Darlene with whom she spent many days together when they were young, many Littlefield cousins as well as those on the Porter side of her family. She loved her weekly talks with her aunt Joan Porter as they could talk about anything from gardening to their pets.

She would also like to thank her special friend Debbie Huff, Sue Brann Choiniere, Charlotte Bishop, Roxie Hall and her husband, and Christi Nute and her husband for their support during her illness.

She worked from 1969 to 1999 in shoe shops and then from 1999 to 2009 at Moss Inc. until Moss moved from Maine to Salt Lake City and Chicago. She was offered a job to help teach sewing methods in Chicago but declined. Her last job was at Little River Apparel in Belfast, where she retired.

She would like to be remembered as loving her family and trying to carry on the traditions of her Grandmother Ann Littlefield who passed in 1991 at the age of 95. She learned quilting from her Gram. “Jeannie” was especially known for her apple and blueberry pies as well as peanut butter cookies. She loved her special dog Lexus, a mini Schnauzer.

Do not grieve for her passing but remember her as a mother, wife and friend who loved to give and not to take. Enjoy each day as the gift it is with your families and friends. She was loved and will be greatly missed by everyone. She will meet you on the other side.

A graveside service is planned for July 21 at 6 p.m. at Cates Cemetery in Jackson.

Contributions in Marion’s memory can be made to Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer, where she was given the best care by Dr. Magauwa and all of his staff as well as the staff at Dana Farber in Boston.

Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at ripostafh.com. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home.

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