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Fern Tardif Jacques, 1927 - 2015


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Fernande M. Jacques, 87, of Lewiston, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, of rheumatic heart disease.  She was born in Lewiston on June 24, 1927, the daughter of Adjutor and Nelida Dostie Tardif.  Educated in local schools, she lived and worked in Lewiston her entire life. One of her earliest jobs was at Pepperell Manufacturing Company where she met her future husband.  She also worked at Victor’s Food Store and in the local shoe industry.  She retired  from Philips Elmet where she was a machine parts inspector  in 1975 due to her health. …

Yolande Roux Gagne, 1923 - 2015



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Yolande Roux Gagne, 91, formerly of 59 Tampa Street, Lewiston, and a resident of Birchwoods Assisted Living Community in Portland for the past 3 years, died Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House of Scarborough. Yolande was born in Lisbon on August 22, 1923, the daughter of Roland E. and Eveline Caron Roux. She attended local schools, graduating from Lewiston High School and Bliss Business College. She was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Basilica, Prince of Peace Parish. She worked at B Peck Department store for a few years, then worked in the advertising department at the Lewiston Sun Journal for 28 years. …

Theresa L. St. Clair, 1923 - 2015



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Theresa L. (LeBrun) St. Clair, 91, of Lewiston, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on May 11, 2015 at d’Youville Pavilion, where she was a resident for 6 years. She was born in Lewiston on Sept. 23, 1923, the daughter of the late Paul and Josephine (Therriault) LeBrun. She was a life long resident of Lewiston, employed in the local shoe industry and St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, where she retied from in 1986. She was married to Maurice J. St. Clair on Sept. 22, 1951. He passed on Feb. 28, 1990. She was a member of Holy Cross Church, Prince of Peace Parish. …

Lucille M. Ledoux, 1921 - 2015




Lucille Ledoux, 93, passed away on May 5, 2015 at d'Youville Pavilion where she had received excellent and loving care since March 2012.

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Born in Lewiston on July 21, 1921, she was the oldest of 12 children of Joseph and Yvonne Verreault. A graduate of Holy Family School, she attended Lewiston High School. On September 4, 1944, she married Albert Ledoux.

Following Albert's death on February 1, 1981, Lucille embraced life as a single woman. She cultivated friendships, entertained, volunteered, traveled to her children's homes where she enjoyed her grandchildren. In 1996, she moved from Lewiston to live in Biddeford. …

David M. Griffin, 1959 - 2015



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David M. Griffin, 56, of Greene, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice Services in Auburn, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Lewiston on February 18, 1959, he was the son of Vernon and Berta Stevens Griffin III. Educated in local schools, he attended Gray New Gloucester High School, and received his GED from Oak Hill High School in 1993. On December 18, 1982 he married the love of his life, the former Leah Tymoczko. He was employed as a mechanic for many years by Fleet Truck in Greene, retiring due to his illness. …

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