WINSLOW — A former state representative reported missing to police over the weekend was found safe Monday morning at a friend’s home in Sidney, authorities said.

Susan Morissette, 47, left her home in Winslow on Saturday to meet a friend for lunch at 1:30 p.m., but she did not return home or answer her phone, according to a Facebook post from the Winslow Police Department.

Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland said on Monday that Morissette was found in Sidney and “she is safe,” but said there was no immediate explanation for her temporary disappearance. Winslow police said she was found about 9:50 a.m.

From 2010 to 2012, Morissette was a Republican state representative for District 54, which serves Winslow and part of Benton. She was also a vice chairwoman of the Maine Republican Party.

Morissette was also well known for the Heart of America Quilt, which she started in her home as a way to give back after the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Students at Mount Merici Catholic Elementary School in Waterville, where her children were attending school, helped make the quilt. The quilt gained national attention, eventually receiving contributions from all 50 states and 14 foreign countries. The entire quilt is over a half-acre in size, and Morissette took it around the country to display for commemorative services.

Morissette’s ex-husband, Wilfred J. Morissette, pleaded guilty to three counts of reckless conduct after pointing a loaded gun at two of his children and Morissette’s boyfriend on May 11, 2014. No one was hurt, and police arrested Wilfred. He was sentenced to five years in prison, with four years suspended. The judge ordered that Wilfred could not live in Winslow when he got out of jail as long as his children lived there as minors. Wilfred Morissette’s October 2015 sentencing meant he would spend a year in jail, plus two years of probation after his release.

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