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GUILFORD Jacqueline (Bonneau) Ruksznis, 78, died on Thursday, May 11, 2006 at her home in Guilford. She was born in Dexter, October 22, 1927, daughter of John and Lenora (McGilvery). She was a loving wife, friend, and partner for 60 years to her husband; a wonderful mother and role model to her children; and the most special gram to her grand and great grandchildren. The sparkle in her eyes when she smiled would make your heart sing.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Clair Ruksznis; her daughter, Dale Piper; her son, Clair Jr. and his wife Linda; her grandchildren, Lisa Ruksznis, Peter Ruksznis and his wife Danielle; Brian Ruksznis and his wife Heather; Nicole and Amy Ruksznis; great grandchildren Cailin, Tristan, Jacqueline, and Nayden; her sisters, Jean Flewelling and her husband Shelden, and Glennis Pagluio; and her brother Roland Bonneau. She was predeceased by her son, Caroll Ruksznis.

At her request, no funeral will be held, but a celebration of her life will take place at her home, 68 Wharff Road in Guilford from 2 to 4 PM, Saturday, June 17, 2006. Family and friends are invited to attend. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Community Health and Counseling Services, Hospice Program, especially to Kristan and Karen and to Sue Brown from the Pine Tree Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jackie’s name to the Community Health and Counseling Services, Hospice Program, 14 Summer St., Dover-Foxcroft 04426; or to Pine Tree Hospice, 895 West Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For more information or to sign an online guestbook, please go to

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