Joline B. (Cloutier) Penquinot

Brunswick, ME - Joline B. Cloutier Mann Pequinot, 78, of Brunswick, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Lewiston on Sept. 11, 1939, the daughter of the late Robert E. Cloutier and Delima P. (Caron) Cloutier.


Joline attended Lewiston school where she enjoyed roller skating, going to dances, modeling and being an active member of the Catholic Church. She graduated in 1957.


She married Ronald B. Mann in 1960 but tragically he died in a plane accident two months later. Joline then went to beauty school and opened her own hair salon.


Joline married Thomas J. Pequinot in 1963 and they had 3 children, Renee, Thomas II and Rachel. They lost their first daughter Renee to complications of Cystic Fibrosis and later moved to New York and lived there for 18 years. In N.Y. Joline attended The Katherine Gibbs Business School, helped run the PTA, and attended all her children’s sporting events and dramatic plays. She was a fierce fighter and advocate for her daughter Rachel, who also had Cystic Fibrosis.


Joline was an active member of a bowling and tennis league and learned to ski. She loved hosting parties and holiday dinners. She enjoyed being back in Maine having regular pinochle games with her sister and mother. She worked in the insurance industry, for Kelly services, a local restaurant, and many years at LL Bean and was also a successful Mary Kay Consultant.


She enjoyed being back in Maine having regular pinochle games with her sister and mother.


Joline loved to travel with family and many groups of friends and would never say no to an adventure. She traveled throughout the United States and several other countries. She also enjoyed several cruises and enjoyed being by the ocean. She was fluent in French and spoke some Spanish.


Joline and her daughter would take her grandchildren on adventures up and down the east coast, as well as 2 trips to Canada to share a bit of her French Canadian heritage.


Joline took flying lessons, learned ballroom dancing, ran in (10) Beach to Beacon 10K Road Races, as well as the Casco Days Road Race. She loved daily walks with neighbors, participated in the annual Cystic Fibrosis fundraising walk.


Joline was always ready to lend a hand to anyone who needed help and was a positive light to anyone who crossed her path. She lit up with pride when she was with or shared stories about her 3 grandchildren.


Joline was predeceased by her parents Robert E. and Delima P. Cloutier; husband, Ronald B. Mann; brother Robert M. Cloutier; infant daughter Renee L. Pequinot; and husband Thomas J. Pequinot.


She is survived by her son Thomas J. Pequinot II and his wife, Christine of Gorham; daughterRachel C.(Pequinot) Higgins and her husband, Timothy of Portland; her grandchildren Kelsey, Tommy, and Jenna; her sister Rachel D (Cloutier) Tardif and her husband, Richard, of Sabattus; brother Roger L. Cloutier his wife, Barbara, of California. She is also survived by many brother and sister in laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church at 132 McKeen Street in Brunswick, Maine. There will be a reception after the funeral.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, (Team “Renee’s Angels”)

114 Perimeter Rd Unit G&H

Nashua, NH 03063



0 #9 Teresa Cross 2018-02-16 19:52
I was lucky to have been friends with Joline for over twenty years. She was a joy to be around and a true friend. She even got me to do the Beach to Beacon one year. I will miss her so Brunswick has lost a ray of sunshine.
+1 #8 Roger & Yvonne Bouff 2018-02-16 11:53
To the Penquinot Family,

Our condolences to your family. May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with Joline comfort you and your family, today and always.

Roger M & Yvonne F. Bouffard
Lewiston, Maine
+1 #7 Sandy Rowe Kendle 2018-02-16 03:25
My thoughts and prayers go out to Rachel & Tom and your family for your loss. I can't begin to express how your mom touched my heart. She was truly a beautiful soul. An amazing lady, with a smile and spirit that could light up a room. I know she will be missed by so many people. Truly and Angel here on earth, and now in heaven she will always be with you. Rest in Peace sweet Joline...
+1 #6 claudia sienko 2018-02-13 14:05
My sincere condolences to Joline's family. She was one of a kind! I was immediately drawn to her smile and sunny personality! I met her through mutual friends at Beans, and we took several trips together and met for coffee. Our goal was to meet and have coffee at a different place each time until we had hit all the restaurants on Maine Street in Brunswick! She was a fun traveling companion and often spoke of her lovely family. She was so proud of each an every one of you. She never spoke of the battle she was waging unless asked. She was a trooper... I will truly miss her.
+1 #5 Peggy OKeefe 2018-02-13 13:55
Dear Rachel, Tom and family
On February 4th a light went out. Joline was one of a kind and I will miss her. She was a strong, positive spirit who will be forever in our hearts. She laughed wholeheartily when amused, she loved a drink and a chat, she loved life to the fullest and most of all she loved her family. She always meant what she said. Joline said some of the kindest things to me over the years, things that will stay with me forever because of that rare sincerity she had. My heart is heavy because the world lost a really good lady and I lost a really good friend. Joline touched so many of us in so many ways and we loved her so. God speed to you my friend and may you rest in peace forever.
Love you, Peggy
0 #4 Lorrie Roberts 2018-02-12 17:15
Rachel & Richard, So very sorry for the loss of your sister. It sounds like she lived a very full life. Sisters are very special, and I'm sure this is difficult for you. Thinking of you and your family at this time.
+1 #3 Alice Forrest-Pesche 2018-02-12 15:36
Joline was all the things you outlined in the obit, but much more than that. She was the emotionally strongest woman I ever met,always upbeat, found humor in most situations and shared all the love and compassion with with everyone she knew. Although she suffered many sorrows in her life she did not show that side of hr to anyone.
I for one, truly admired her. She was my friend.
0 #2 Pam Conlogue 2018-02-12 00:02
Rachel So sorry for your loss. Much Love to you and your Family
0 #1 Ron Nadeau 2018-02-11 21:59
I never met Joline but by all accounts she was a wonderful person. I should of made more of an effort to meet but what is done is done. May the souls of the dearly departed rest in peace. I'll see her someday then I can explain. My father was Robert E. Cloutier.

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