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Beatrice E. Harris, 1915 - 2013

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Beatrice E. Harris, 98, of 540 College Street, Lewiston, died Friday, September 27, 2013, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, following a brief illness. Born in North Leeds on July 6, 1915, she was the daughter of Guy and Angie White Bennett. Educated in local schools, she was a graduate of Edward Little High School. In 1936, she married Wilfred Harris, who passed away in 1976. A member of the former St. Patrick’s Church, she enjoyed the company of her fellow Montello Commons residents, and took part in many activities there.  During her life she was a talented seamstress, lifelong homemaker, an avid and fantastic golfer, and a winning bingo player. …

Michelline I. Guimond, 1944 - 2013

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Michelline I. Guimond, 69, formerly of 13 Judith Street, Lewiston, died Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at the Marshwood Nursing Center in Lewiston. Born in Lisbon on April 3, 1944, she was the daughter of Donat and Cecile Chouinard Michaud. Educated in local schools, she was a graduate of Lewiston High School. Michelle continued her education, eventually receiving a Masters Degree from the University of Southern Maine in 1999. She was an accomplished and published poet, and received the Editor’s Choice Award from the National Library of Poetry in 1994. Survivors include her partner, Constance Bourgette of Lewiston, three sons; Jeffery Guimond of Lewiston, David Guimond and wife Gina of Auburn, and Paul Guimond of Lewiston, a daughter, Karla and husband Dennis Stratton of Fairfield, a brother, Bertrand Michaud and wife Patricia of Raleigh, NC, two sisters, Marcelle and husband Elvin Rudasill of Jacksonville, FL, and Lisette and husband William Gilson of Augusta, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a step-daughter, Rachel Bourgette, a step-son, Charles Bourgette, and several nieces and nephews.

Therese R. Giguere, 1924 - 2013

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Therese R. Giguere, 88, of Schooner Estates in Auburn, and a former longtime resident of 23 Blake Street, Lewiston, died Friday, September 13, 2013, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice in Auburn. Born in Lewiston on September 16, 1924, she was the second of the five children of Donatien and Berthe Legendre Giguere. Educated at St. Peter’s School, she went on to graduate from St. Mary’s General Hospital School of Nursing in 1946 and then from the Mercy Hospital School of Anesthesia, Springfield, MA, in 1957.  She worked 57 years as a C.R.N.A. at St. …

Irene D. Marcotte, 1917 - 2013

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Irene D. Marcotte, 95, formerly of 21 Jeannette Avenue, Lewiston, died on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at Schooner Estates in Auburn, where she had been a resident for the past 6 years. Born in Lewiston on September 20, 1917, she was the daughter of Horace O. and Rose Vermette Despres. Educated locally, she was a graduate of Lewiston High School, Class of ’36. Irene worked as a bookkeeper, retiring from Maine Family Credit Union in 1979. A member of Holy Family Church, Prince of Peace Parish, she is survived by three sons; Paul Levesque and wife Ida of Lewiston, Pierre Levesque and wife Jeannine of Conway, NH, and Michel Levesque and wife Bettylou of Lewiston, a daughter, Rosemarie and husband Thomas Goodwin of Lewiston, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. …

Ronald M. Teixeira, 1945 - 2013

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Ronald M. Teixeira, 67, formerly of 11 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, and Schooner Estates in Auburn, passed away at Russel Park Manor in Lewiston on Sunday, September 1, 2013, after battling many health issues for a number of years. Ron was born October 6, 1945, in New Bedford, MA, the son of Manuel Teixeira Jr., and Violette Levasseur Teixeira. Ron worked for many years in the culinary arts field being employed at many local establishments ranging from the Steer House to CMVTI and finally at CMMC. His final years were spent working for CMMC in the housekeeping department, from which he eventually retired due to health reasons. …

St. Mary's General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of '73

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