Sidney - Marie Claire Lewis, age 71 of Sidney, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2021. She was born to the late Tancrede Joseph Pouliot and Julienne Marie Guillaume Pouliot on February 22, 1950.\r\n\r\nMarie was a graduate of the University of Maine-Orono, and Lawrence High School. She worked for many years at Plum Creek Timberlands of Fairfield, where she retired in 2012. \r\n\r\nMarie loved to cook and enjoyed her many gardens. She had a green thumb and was always successful in growing either flowers or vegetables. Marie loved to travel and visited many vacation destinations. She treasured her trip with her mother to Bayonville, France, as one of her favorites, as this trip was filled with meeting and visiting her cousins, aunts and uncles. She was a talented artist and accomplished pianist. \r\n\r\nMarie was most passionate for the care and welfare of animals. She personally rescued several cats and dogs and faithfully supported local and national rescue organizations. \r\n\r\nOne of her favorite pastimes was touring Great Pond with her sister, Helene and her husband, John, in their boat, accompanied by her rescued pup Lilly.\r\n\r\nMarie is survived by her brother, Jean Pouliot of Waterville, sister Helene Caswell of Belgrade (husband, John Caswell), and sister Genevieve Pinnette of Fairfield Center, (husband Stanley Pinnette), two stepdaughters, Stacey L. Lewis of Minot and Stephanie Nickles of China, along with several nieces and nephews: Patrick Pouliot, Christopher Pouliot (wife Toni and daughter, Paige), Leigh-Ann Parker (husband Cj, daughters Kyleigh and Aubreigh), Eric Caswell (daughter Brooke), Gabriel Pinnette (wife Stephanie and daughters Bella and Eva) and Nicole Pinnette. Marie was predeceased by her sister, Elisa Marie Pouliot. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends.\r\n\r\nA mass of Christian burial is scheduled on Saturday, June 12, 2021, 9 a.m., Notre Dame Church, Silver Street, Waterville, Maine. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville. An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at www.gallantfh.com. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to your favorite animal rescue organization.