Jacqueline L. (LeMaire) Fallows, 80, of Fairhaven died January 22, 2023 at home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Leonide J. and Beatrice (Couture) LeMaire, she lived in Fall River most of her life before moving to Fairhaven 17 years ago.
She was a graduate of Dominican Academy and St. Anne’s School of Nursing. She began her nursing career in 1963 at St. Anne’s Hospital working in the medical surgical units, emergency room, and as clinical nursing supervisor. She retired from nursing in 2007 as Director of Nursing at Clifton Geriatric Nursing Home in Somerset, Ma.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She especially enjoyed her times with family. She was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need. She had a way of connecting and leaving a lasting impression with people wherever she went. The quote she lived her life by is “I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness, that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now.”
Travel was one of her favorite past times with Paris being her favorite destination. She enjoyed spending time at the beach, trying new restaurants, and attending the theater. Her most memorable times were attending school and sporting events that her grandchildren were involved in. She also volunteered for Southcoast Hospice and Palliative Care Services with their Camp Angel Wings. She found this event very uplifting and rewarding.
Survivors include her 2 daughters, Susan Kvilhaug and her husband Brian of Mattapoisett and Cheryl Cantara and her husband Jeff of Fairhaven; a brother, Robert LeMaire of California; 4 sisters, Pierrette Sullivan, Florence Taylor, Madeleine Bailey and Caroline Charest, all of Somerset; 4 grandchildren, Allison Kvilhaug, Nathan Kvilhaug, Dylan Cantara and Kelly Cantara; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Dr. Roger LeMaire.
Her visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, February 1st from 4-7 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, February 2nd at 10 AM in St. Mary’s Church, 440 Main St. Fairhaven. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Camp Angel Wings, c/o Southcoast VNA attn: Joanne Gregory, 200 Mill Rd. Fairhaven, MA 02719. For directions and guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.