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. Connie and her parents relocated to Maine to find employment in the textile industry. She gained employment at the Maine Unemployment Office where she met Joe Ferguson. They married in May of 1948. In March of 1949 they had a son, Mark, who survives. After a lengthy illness Joe passed away in September of 1966. In 1972, Connie remarried one of Joe’s good friends, Bert Lemieux. Bert passed away in August of 1986. Connie was a member of the former St. Patrick’s Church, and it’s choir. She was always grateful to Rev. T. Lee Burns for the opportunity to travel to so many worldwide destinations with the choir. Connie probably will be best remembered to many as the receptionist of Tri-County Mental Health Services. She often spoke of the clients and co-workers with much regard. At the age of 80 she decided to retire, but not for long. She was offered the opportunity to work part time at Clover Manor as a receptionist followed by being a volunteer. This allowed her to meet and greet familiar faces who she knew throughout the years of being in public service. In November of 2016, Connie's health began to decline. After her discharge from D'Youville, Connie became part of the assisted living program at Clover. Connie was transferred to the nursing home residence in early February and received hospice care until her passing. Survivors include Mark and wife Sheila, her three grandchildren, Stephanie, Christopher, and Matthew (Christine), five great-grandchildren, Becca, Hailey, Cooper, Grady and Kendall. Connie was predeceased by her parents, and her brother Sherwood. Special thanks to the Clover staff on the Clare Unit,  Jaime Huebert, social worker at Clover Assisted Living and the Staff with Androscoggin Home Care Hospice.

Funeral Notice

LEMIEUX, Constance, of Lewiston, passed away at Clover Nursing Home on Tuesday, April, 25, 2017. Visitation will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, April 27, 5 - 8 PM, and Friday, April 28, 10 - 11 AM, followed by a service at 11 AM. Private interment will be held at a later date, Mount Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to New Beginnings Inc., C/O Christopher Ferguson - Board President, 134 College Street, Lewiston, ME 04240.

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