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.   Maggie enjoyed the simple things in life; being outdoors, gardening, attending her grandchildren’s many school, dance, and sporting events, and surrounding herself with family.  A member of the former St. Patrick’s Parish, she is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, four sons, Gerard and wife Michele of Monmouth, Daniel and wife Barbara of Whitefield, Marc and wife Denise of Colorado Springs, CO, and Thomas and companion Karen Breen of Greenland, NH, two daughters, Anne Marie and husband Michael Earle of Eddington, and Suzanne and husband Arthur Labbe of Auburn, a brother, Jean-Marie Paradis of Scarborough, thirteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters. The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice House and Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Services, especially Cindy Brown-RN, for all the care they gave Maggie during her final illness. 

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BONENFANT, Marguerite, 78, of Lewiston, died in Auburn on Monday, June 30, 2014. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, July 5, 2014, from 9 AM to 11 AM, followed by a liturgy of the Word Service at 11 AM. Interment, St. Peter’s Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to the Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Services,  Hospice House Fund, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240.

(Note: Video has been updated to include some photos sent in by Marc’s family in Colorado.)

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