Ja­nine Marie Ma­heux DiGiovine

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STEVENSVILLE — Ja­nine Marie Ma­heux DiGiovine of Stevensville, MD, a beloved mother and won­der­ful pi­anist died Oct. 16, 2016, at Anne Arun­del Med­i­cal Cen­ter in An­napo­lis, MD. She was 89.

Born March 28, 1927, in St. Joseph de Beauce, Que­bec, Canada, the daugh­ter of the late Romeó Ma­heux and Léda Bernier. She would re­ceive her de­gree in Mu­sic and Art from Ur­su­line Academy Que­bec Canada. While in Que­bec, she had a small busi­ness de­sign­ing and sell­ing hats to ladies, un­til she mus­tered the courage to pack and move to the USA — Bos­ton, MA, in her early 20s in 1949. It was there that she met the love of her life, John Joseph DiGiovine, and they would marry on June 30, 1950. Shortly af­ter their wed­ding they moved to Ge­orge­town, Wash­ing­ton DC. In 1976 they de­cided to move from the Wash­ing­ton DC, area to Kent Is­land, and two years later in 1978, they opened a Phar­macy, Kent Drug Inc. in Ch­ester, which they op­er­ated for 33 years.

She was a won­der­ful pi­anist who adored the art of mu­sic. A beau­ti­ful soul, de­voted wife, mother, and grand­mother who loved life and ever yone around her. She was a mem­ber of St. Christo­pher’s Catholic Church in Ch­ester, MD.

She is sur­vived by her chil­dren: Gre­gory Al­berto DiGiovine (Ear­l­lynn); Vic­tor DiGiovine (Deb­o­rah); Claude DiGiovine; Eva Marie DiGiovine Stoops (Bill); and Do­minic DiGiovine; son-in-law Jeff Ogle; three sib­lings: Jo­ce­lyne Ma­heux, Denyse Ma­heux Tremblay and Lise Ma­heux Tur­geon; six grand­chil­dren: Vic­tor Paul DiGiovine; An­gela Marie DiGiovine; Natalie DiGiovine; Geneva Marie Har­ri­son; Brit­nie Stoops; and Mel­lissa Stoops. Her hus­band, John Joseph DiGiovine (1986); daugh­ter, Linda M. DiGiovine; and brother, Guy Ma­heux, all pre­de­ceased her.

A visi­ta­tion was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs­day, Oct. 20, at the Fel­lows, Helfen­bein & New­nam Fu­neral Home, PA, 106 Sham­rock Road, Ch­ester, MD. A fu­neral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Fri­day, Oct. 21, at St. Christo­pher’s Catholic Church in Ch­ester, MD. In­ter­ment will im­me­di­ately fol­low Mass at Mary­land Vet­er­ans Ceme­tery in Crownsville, MD.

The fam­ily re­quests that me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions be made to Seren­ity En­hance­ment Cen­ter LLC, 207 North Lib­erty St., Suite C, Cen­tre­ville, MD 21617 or the Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion, 1850 York Road, Suite D, Ti­mo­nium, MD 21093.

For on­line con­do­lences, see www.fh­n­fu­ner­al­home.com.

JA­NINE MARIE MA­HEUX DIGIOVINE

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