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Marie R. Goding, 1923 - 2014

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Marie R. Goding, 90 of Auburn passed into the arms of our Lord on July 30, 2014, at d'Youville Pavilion following a short illness. Born in Lewiston, Maine, on October 30, 1923, she was the daughter of Antoine and Marie-Ange Lacasse Doyon. She was a member of the ACA Club in Lewiston as well as the Auburn Senior Citizens. She attended several local churches. Educated in Lewiston Public Schools, she was the proud mother of nine children, three boys and six girls. She loved raising her children, cooking, traveling, reading her bible, sewing, caring for her numerous plants and visiting with family and friends. …

Gloria Jeanne Murray, 1945 - 2014

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Gloria Jeanne Murray, 69, of Hotel Road, Auburn, died of pneumonia on Saturday, July 26, at CMMC with her sister and loving John F. Murphy Homes staff at her side.  Born in Lewiston, ME on February 9, 1945, Gloria was the daughter of William P. and Marie Jeanne (Begin) Murray. Gloria was among the first students at Garcelon School in Lewiston and later attended Madison Street School in Auburn.  In 1974 Gloria began attending what is now known at The Social Learning Center. As her parents aged, Gloria moved into the just opened Turner Street JFM Home in 1987.  After breaking her femur, she moved into the Colby Street JFM Home in 2003 and into her final JFM retirement home on Hotel Road in 2010. …

Doralice L. Morin, 1929 - 2014

Doralice L. Morin, 84, of 6 Janelle Street, Lewiston died at her residence on July 17, 2014. Born in Lewiston on August 22, 1929, she was the daughter of Henry and Marie Lacroix Morin. Educated in local schools, she worked for many years in shoe mills, including Weymouth in Lewiston and Auerbach in Brunswick. Survivors include a brother, Robert C. Morin, a sister, Dorothy G. Morin, both of Lewiston, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Roger E. Morin, and a sister, Therese B. Veilleux. 

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MORIN, Doralice, 84, of Lewiston, died in Lewiston on July 17, 2014. …

Rita F. “Betty Cody” Binette, 1921 - 2014

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Rita F. “Betty Cody” Binette, 92, of 124 Prospect Avenue, Lewiston, died at her home on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Born in Sherbrooke, P.Q., Canada on August 17, 1921, she was the daughter of Alphonse and Albina Cote, the 6th of 11 children. Her family moved to Auburn where she attended Catholic school. She began yodeling and singing at a young age, and her first appearance was at WCOU Radio in Lewiston at the age of 15. In 1940, she married a musician, Hal “Lone Pine” Breau, and the couple had four sons together. Rita began performing with Lone Pine and in the early 50’s they were signed to RCA, releasing several recordings. …

Marguerite Rosilda Paradis Bonenfant, 1935 - 2014

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Marguerite Rosilda Paradis Bonenfant, 78, of 426 East Avenue, Lewiston, died Monday, June 30, 2014, at the Hospice House in Auburn. Born in Lewiston on December 20, 1935, she was the daughter of Ernest and Corilda Lamoureaux Paradis. Educated in local schools, she was a graduate of St. Dominic High School, Class of ’54. On May 3, 1958 she married Ronald P. Bonenfant, and they made their home and raised six children in Lewiston. A dedicated homemaker, she also worked for many years in various secretarial positions, and retired as a Patient Service Representative from Medaphis in 2000.   …

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