Fernande A. Vachon, 1931 - 2016

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Fernande A. Vachon, 85, of 100 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, died Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice in Auburn. Born in St. Martin de Roustigouche, N.B., Canada, the daughter of Josepel and Sadie Rancourt Jalbert. She moved to Lewiston at a young age and was educated in local schools. On May 30, 1952 she married Robert A. Vachon. Mr. Vachon passed away on April 21, 1974. Fernande worked at Knapp Shoe for many years. After the death of her husband, she worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company for ten years, retiring at age 62. She enjoyed Bingo, playing cards with her family and friends at Maison Marcotte, and loved to travel to Las Vegas, Foxwoods, and the Oxford Casino. A member of Holy Family Church, Prince of Peace Parish, she is survived by a son, David of Auburn, three daughters, Linda Boucher of Lewiston, Joline and husband Antonio Dumond of Minot, and Pat and husband Kenneth Foisy of Lewiston, two brothers, Laurent Jalbert and wife Blanche of Plainsville, CT, and Claude Jalbert and wife Venise of Kensington, CT, four sisters, Irene Champagne, Alice and husband Thomas Lufkin, Marie Bolduc, and Marguerite Larochelle, all of Lewiston, seven grandchildren; Brian Boucher and wife Erin, Kim and husband Dan Caron, Chris Vachon, Rena Roy, George Foisy, Andrea Dumond, Jessica and husband Ryan Reid, and five great-grandchildren; Nyllah, Jenna, Ben, Emilia, and Parker. Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters.

Funeral Notice

VACHON, Fernande, 85, of Lewiston, died in Auburn on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, 4 - 8 PM. A Liturgy of the Word service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, 11 AM. Interment, St. Peter’s Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, Hospice House Fund, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240. 

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