Winslow-On August 15, 2018, Jacqueline (Lamy) Gosselin, 89, took her last breath on earth and her first breath in heaven as she stepped into the arms of her beloved husband. She died as she lived, with dignity and grace, surrounded by her loving family.\r\nJackie was born and raised in Forge Village, Massachusetts, the daughter of immigrant Franco-American parents Hormidas and Helena (Isabelle) Lamy. She was a member of the National Honor Society and worked at the local woolen mill prior to starting her family. In 1950 she married the love of her life and embarked on the full-time job of raising three children, later relocating with her husband to Winslow Maine where she put down roots for the next 53 years. She worked at Waterville Adult Education for a time and engaged in community service through the Daughters of Isabella, working to provide help for those in need. \r\nJackie's family grew to span four generations of which she remained the matriarch and hub, a job from which she never retired. Even through her last days she continued to care for her brood, telling them to eat and go to bed. She was the organizer of family holidays and instilled a love of celebration, laying her artistic touch on every birthday, holiday, and special event over the course of 68 years. She embraced her strong Catholic faith and spent endless hours praying for others, especially her family who provided her with ample opportunity. She was also the owner and operator of "Memere's Motel" where her grandchildren checked in for countless sleepovers, often arriving in groups after colluding with each other through the cousin phone tree. Their Memere welcomed each and every encounter with open arms and loving heart.\r\nJackie exuded a gentle spirit that belied a fierce independence and iron will which those who knew her intimately understood could not be broken. Her innate toughness allowed her to remain living independently in her home where she most wanted to be, surrounded by her large, noisy, often chaotic tribe ranging in ages from 1 through 66. The antics of her great-grandchildren provided her with the gift of many laughs and so much joy through her last months. In her final days she glowed with love, joy and peace amidst the fruit of her life's work, content with a life well lived.\r\nJackie is pre-deceased by her husband of 62 years Gerald Gosselin, her parents, her sister Dorry Melancon, and her infant granddaughter Courtney. She is survived by her son Gerald Gosselin, Jr. and wife Gen, daughters Priscilla Rice and husband Michael, and Celeste LaPointe and husband Stan; grandchildren Kirsten Pomeroy and husband Cory, Stephanie Grondin and husband Travis, Rachel Reynolds and husband Andy, Lyndsey Giles and husband Doug, Jessica Poulin and husband Jared, Josh LaPointe, and Amanda LaPointe and partner Jimmy Page; great-grandchildren Cassidy, Courtney, Colby, Cooper, Cody, Chase, Chloe, Kaitlyn, Caleb, Jace, Joslyn, and Jude; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, loved and too numerous to list; and great neighbors who she enjoyed for decades.\r\nThe family would like to thank Dr. Catherine Kimball for many years of compassionate health care. Thank you to MaineGeneral Hospice for their kind and gentle care of both Mom and the family. Special thanks to Stan and The Pointe Afta for keeping everyone fed with the best comfort food, to Denise Marcouillier, cousin and niece extraordinaire, and to Ken Quirion for all the friendly visits that Mom enjoyed. A very special thank you to Bobbi Jo Gilman, Mom's personal caregiver, loyal friend, and angel on earth. \r\nA Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday August 25, 2018 at St. John the Baptist Church, Monument Street in Winslow, followed by internment at St. Francis Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville. An online guestbook may signed, memories and condolences shared at www.gallantfh.com In honor of Jackie's life, donations can be made to the National Osteoporosis Foundation at www.nof.org, and MaineGeneral Hospice at give.mainegeneral.org/hospice.