Jeanne Martha Lessard, 1931 - 2018

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Jeanne M. Lessard, 86, of Lewiston, died Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice in Auburn. Born in Lewiston on October 24, 1931, she is the daughter of Adelard and Alice Bergeron Landry. Educated in local schools, she was a graduate of St. Dominic High School, Class of ’50.  On July 4, 1952, she married Fernand “Pete” Lessard, who passed away on July 20, 2009. Jeanne was a life-long parishioner of The Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul and was involved in a wide range of church groups and activities, from the Ladies of St. Anne to counting collections. She also volunteered in her local community, from helping at St. Mary’s Hospital to being an election worker.  She was survived by two sons​, Marc and wife Debra of Mechanic Falls and Pierre “Pete” of Lewiston​;​a daughter, Claire and husband Ron Gagnon of Lewiston; seven grandchildren, Eric and wife Tina-Marie Lessard, Randy and wife Shannon Lessard, Sarah Gagnon and husband Dana Burbank, Allison Gagnon and husband Martin Graef, and Cody, Rebecca-Marie and fiance Austin Alfredson, and Lauren Lessard; seven great-grandchildren, Jack, Charlize and Leilah Lessard, Ciana Jones, Trent Lessard, Carter Burbank, and Evan Graef;​ two sisters, Juliette Bannister of Auburn, and Pauline Cashman and husband John of York, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her step-mother, Fel​icia Landry, 8 brothers, and 6 sisters. Donations in her honor may be made to Saint Dominic Academy Scholarship Fund or the Restoration Fund of Ss. Peter and Paul. 

Funeral Notice

LESSARD, Jeanne, 86, of Lewiston, died in Auburn on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, 11 AM, in the Upper Church of Ss. Peter & Paul Basilica. No visitation. Interment, St. Peter’s Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to either the Ss. Peter & Paul Restoration Fund, ℅ Prince of Peace Parish, P.O. Box 1540, Lewiston, ME 04241-1540, or to Saint Dominic Academy Scholarship Fund, Office of Advancement, 121 Gracelawn Road, Auburn, Maine 04210. 

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