Annette Levasseur Dallaire, 1918 - 2016

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Annette Levasseur Dallaire, a lifelong resident of Lewiston and more recently of Schooner Estates, died at her residence on Tuesday, August 9, at the age of 98. Daughter of Joseph and Albertine Moreau Levasseur, she was born on February 4, 1918.  Annette and her siblings made great personal sacrifices to keep themselves together as a family unit with the untimely death of both parents. Despite numerous adversities in her life, Annette's love of life and all of its beauty endeared her to everyone.  As a parishioner of Holy Family Church. she was a woman of deep faith who joyously brought the Eucharist to residents in local nursing homes.  Her unbounded love of family and friends  was evident to all who knew her.   She loved to dance, to read,to socialize with friends, to attend elegant functions, movies and musical theatre and to travel. A fierce competitor, Annette was a sharp card player –pinochle and bridge being her favorite games- and an avid fan of tennis. She was an ardent supporter of all American tennis players in the major competitions.

On December 5, 1942, Annette married Maurice Dallaire and for 61 years they were sweethearts until Maurice's death in 2003. After working in local shoe shops, Annette helped Maurice establish O'Brien Consolidated Industries and A&M Rubber Supply Co. in Lewiston. 

Annette and Maurice's travels took them to Hawaii which was Annette's vision of heaven on earth and to Alaska, Europe and numerous destinations in the U.S.

As the  mother of Susan and Loraine, Annette's unconditional love for them was the basis of a warm, nurturing home filled with family gatherings and holiday celebrations. The births of her grandchildren was such a joy to her that she would exclaim “my cup runneth over”.

Annette is survived by her daughters Susan Lagueux and husband Raymond of Lewiston and Loraine Lemieux and her partner, Richard Nowakowski, of Manchester, N.H., her grandchildren Angelique Kania and husband Robert of Duxbury, MA, Robert Lagueux and wife Catherine of Medford, MA, Stuart Pappas and wife Laurie of Contoocook, NH, and Anthony Pappas of Contoocook,N.H., her great-grandchildren Alexander, Nicholas and Gregory Kania, Annette and Lucien Lagueux, Kristin, Katie, Nicholas, Brandon and Jake Pappas and her great great-grandsons Kaden and Camron Pappas and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Annette was pre-deceased by her husband Maurice Dallaire, her grandson John Lagueux, her siblings Irene Levasseur Rioux, Romeo Levasseur, Robert Levasseur and Roland Levasseur.

Funeral Notice 

DALLAIRE, Annette, 98, of Auburn and formerly of Lewiston, died in Auburn on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, 2 - 4 & 6 - 8 PM. Services will be held Saturday, 11 AM, Holy Family Church. Entombment, St. Peter’s Cemetery Mausoleum. Donations may be made in her memory to the Gendron Franco Center, 46 Cedar Street, Lewiston, ME 04240, or to the Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Services, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. 

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