Mary E. Papineau
Mary E. Papineau Rites
Memorial services for Mary E. “Bette” Papineau, 92, of Rutland, who died February 2, 2013, were held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland. Officiating was Rev. Deborah Estey, pastor of the United Methodist Church in Rutland.
Bette was Miss Hampton Beach, N.H., 1947 and Saratoga Snow Queen.
Bette Papineau was a professional artist, talented in oil and watercolor, and painted under the pseudonym “Qua Papineau.” She was a member of the Southern Vermont Art Center in Manchester, Vt., the Chester Art Guild, the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council in Glens Falls, N.Y., the Chaffee Art Center in Rutland and the Delray Beach and Boca Raton, Fla., art guilds. Mrs. Papineau’s paintings are widely collected in private and corporate collections in New England, California, New York and Florida.
Bette is survived by her only beloved daughter, Pati Papineau of Rutland, and her cherished granddaughter, Cami Fletcher and her son of Jacksonville, N.C., several nieces and nephews of Saratoga, N.Y., and Vicksburg, Miss.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.