BRUNSWICK — Jacqueline B. O’Roak, 80, formerly of Sherman, died Friday, Nov. 26, at her home with her loving family by her side.

Born in Sherman Station on April 21, 1930, a daughter of Thomas and Laura Mclellan, she attended local schools, graduating from Sherman High School.

On June 24, 1949, she married Dean O’Roak in Sherman and made their home there.

For 23 years she ran a beauty salon until she attended the University of Maine in Orono, earning a degree in special education.

She taught school at Patten Grammar School and Medway Middle School before retiring in 1992.

She enjoyed family gatherings and loved cooking, gardening, and yard sales.

Her brother, Thomas Mclellan Jr., of Sherman, predeceased her.

Surviving are her beloved husband of 61 years, Dean O’Roak of Brunswick; two daughters, Ellen O’Roak of Pownal, and Debbie Osgood and her husband Dan of Freeport; two grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Michael and Joel Osgood; and many nieces and nephews.

Private family services will be held.

Arrangements are by Desmond Funeral Homes, 638 High St., Bath.

Memorial contributions may be made in to an area animal shelter.

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