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Doris M. Picard, 1947 - 2017

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Doris M. Picard, 69, of Lewiston, died Monday, April 24, 2017, at the Marshwood Nursing Home in Lewiston, where she had been a resident since September of 2014. Born in Auburn on May 4, 1947, she was the daughter of Armand and Maria Leblanc Picard. Educated locally, she was a graduate of Lewiston High School, and worked as an Administrative Assistant at Central Maine Medical Center for many years. She had a beautiful singing voice, was a very talented painter and enjoyed knitting. Doris also thoroughly enjoyed when the family got together, loved being involved in the planning of many family functions, and was always willing to help out with most anything when asked. …

Constance R. Lemieux, 1923 - 2017

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Constance R. (Ferguson) Lemieux, 94, formerly of 10 Orestis Way, Lewiston, passed away at Clover Nursing Home on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, after a period of declining health. Connie was born in Stottville, NY, on February 28, 1923. She was the daughter of Alden and Grace Dunbar Ridgeway. Connie graduated from Hudson High School with the class of 1941. She attended Mildred Elley Business School from 1941 - 1942. Connie left school and returned to her home town to assist her family financially by taking a position as Personal Secretary to the mill's Superintendent. By the mid 1940’s the town's mill closed due to the introduction of the labor union. …

Muriel L. Beaudette, 1944 - 2017

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Muriel L. Beaudette, 73, of 67 Begin Terrace in Sabattus, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice in Auburn. Born in Lewiston on February 4, 1944, she was the daughter of Maurice and Juliette Paradis Turcotte. Educated in local schools, she worked for several area businesses, retiring from Marden’s at the age of 70. She also sold Avon for many years. On April 24, 1970, she married Maurice Beaudette, who passed away on April 8, 2000. Muriel enjoyed time spent with her family, playing cards with friends, and casino trips. …

Yvette G. (Poulin) Aube, 1938 - 2017

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Yvette G. Aube, 79, of Lewiston, passed away on Good Friday, April 14, 2017, at Central Maine Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born in St. Gedeon, Quebec, Canada, on March 5, 1938, the daughter of the late Gedeon and Clementine (Delaire) Poulin. She came to the United States at the age of 6, attended local schools and graduated from Lewiston High School Adult Education in 1984 with her daughter Dee-Dee. She worked in various local shoe factories and retired from Pioneer Plastics in 2000. Mom loved to sing with daddy and their children, dancing, shuffle bowling and she was an active member and the Vice President of the 20M Social Club. …

Joseph L. Slattery, 1932 - 2017

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Joseph Leroy Slattery, 84, of 37 Fair Street, Lewiston, ME, died Friday, April 14, 2017, at his home following a long illness.  Born in Wales, ME on August 14, 1932, he was the son of Edward David and Winifred Maxwell Slattery. He served in the United States Army from 1951 until 1972, including tours in The Korean War, Vietnam War, and in Germany. He received many decorations and awards, including: Five Good Conduct Medals, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and two Overseas Service Bars. After his retirement from The United States Army, he returned to Lewiston and worked as a letter carrier for The United States Postal Service for 27 years. …

Raymond St. Pierre, 1928 - 2017

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Raymond St. Pierre, 88, formerly of Lewiston, passed away peacefully at Clover Manor in Auburn on Friday, April 14. Born in Lewiston on May 26, 1928, he was the son of Philippe and Gloria Levesque St. Pierre. Educated in local schools, he was a graduate of Lewiston High School, Class of ’47. After high school, he went to work for the family business, Victor News, and then later served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After his discharge, he attended Bentley College, graduating in 1955. He married Carmen Dumont, the love of his life, in 1962. Ray worked for Bates Fabrics for many years, was elected Treasurer and served on the Board of Directors, and was also the Director of the National Association of Accountants. …

Agnes Bousquet Winn, 1927 - 2017

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Agnes Bousquet Winn, formerly of Lewiston, died in Ellicott City, Maryland on January 6, 2017.  She was born in Lewiston on June 18, 1927, the daughter of the late Samuel and Amanda Bousquet.  A 1945 graduate of Lewiston High School, she went on to work for AT&T in Lewiston for 12 years.  She was an avid bridge player with many masters bridge points.  She was an avid fan of the Red Sox and the Patriots. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Gregory and Claudia Winn of Westwood, Massachusetts and her daughter and daughter-in-law Mary Benzinger and Pamela McCann of Catonsville, Maryland and her grandchildren Abigail, Emily and Eric Winn and many nieces and nephews. …

Fleurange U. Anctil, 1920 - 2017

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Fleurange “Flo” U. Anctil, 97, of 61 Jefferson Street, Lewiston, died Monday, April 10, 2017, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. Born in Lewiston on February 20, 1920, she was the daughter of Donat and Alphonsine Lajoie Denis. She was educated in local schools and worked for many years in the textile industry, including 25 years at the Continental Mill. Flo was a member of Lewiston Senior Citizens, and formerly was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post #153. Survivors include a son, three grandsons, and two great-granddaughters. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a son and fifteen brothers and sisters. 

Gilberte V. Desmarais, 1934 - 2017

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Gilberte (Gil) V. Desmarais, 82, of Lisbon, passed away peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on April 5, 2017, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice in Auburn, following a brief illness.  

She was born in Lewiston on September 16, 1934, to Joseph and Alida Gilbert Tremblay. She attended Holy Family and St. Peter’s Catholic schools in Lewiston.  She married the love of her life, Raymond Desmarais, on June 5, 1954, at Ss. Peter & Paul Church.  As a young woman, Gil went to work in the shoe shops in Lewiston, finishing her manufacturing career at Supreme Slipper.

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