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Gloria Jeanne Murray, 1945 - 2014

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Gloria Jeanne Murray, 69, of Hotel Road, Auburn, died of pneumonia on Saturday, July 26, at CMMC with her sister and loving John F. Murphy Homes staff at her side.  Born in Lewiston, ME on February 9, 1945, Gloria was the daughter of William P. and Marie Jeanne (Begin) Murray. Gloria was among the first students at Garcelon School in Lewiston and later attended Madison Street School in Auburn.  In 1974 Gloria began attending what is now known at The Social Learning Center. As her parents aged, Gloria moved into the just opened Turner Street JFM Home in 1987.  After breaking her femur, she moved into the Colby Street JFM Home in 2003 and into her final JFM retirement home on Hotel Road in 2010. …

Doralice L. Morin, 1929 - 2014

Doralice L. Morin, 84, of 6 Janelle Street, Lewiston died at her residence on July 17, 2014. Born in Lewiston on August 22, 1929, she was the daughter of Henry and Marie Lacroix Morin. Educated in local schools, she worked for many years in shoe mills, including Weymouth in Lewiston and Auerbach in Brunswick. Survivors include a brother, Robert C. Morin, a sister, Dorothy G. Morin, both of Lewiston, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Roger E. Morin, and a sister, Therese B. Veilleux. 

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MORIN, Doralice, 84, of Lewiston, died in Lewiston on July 17, 2014. …

Rita F. “Betty Cody” Binette, 1921 - 2014

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Rita F. “Betty Cody” Binette, 92, of 124 Prospect Avenue, Lewiston, died at her home on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Born in Sherbrooke, P.Q., Canada on August 17, 1921, she was the daughter of Alphonse and Albina Cote, the 6th of 11 children. Her family moved to Auburn where she attended Catholic school. She began yodeling and singing at a young age, and her first appearance was at WCOU Radio in Lewiston at the age of 15. In 1940, she married a musician, Hal “Lone Pine” Breau, and the couple had four sons together. Rita began performing with Lone Pine and in the early 50’s they were signed to RCA, releasing several recordings. …

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.   …

Jacqueline Deschenes Therrien, 1922 - 2014

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Jacqueline Deschenes Therrien, 91 of Lewiston, passed away on Saturday, June 28 with her family by her side. She was born in Lewiston on October 1, 1922, the daughter of Alfred and Leda Deschenes. A life long resident of Lewiston, she started her working career as a welder at the Bath Iron shipyards in South Portland during the 1940's.  She married Robert A Therrien in February of 1947, raised her family in the Ste Croix parish and worked as a fancy stitcher at several manufacturers including Pepperell, Auerbach, and Etonics. She was a devoted wife, mother and memere, who enjoyed cooking, gardening, playing cards, and spending time with her family. …

Muguette Irene Bilodeau Boutin, 1923 - 2014

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Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother (nana), Muguette Irene Bilodeau Boutin passed away on Thursday June 26, 2014, at d’Youville Pavilion. She was born in Lewiston on May 19, 1923, the daughter of Joseph and Desneige Bilodeau. Educated in local schools, she was a graduate of Lewiston High School, Class of ’42. She married Roland Joseph Boutin on June 27, 1942. Bunny was self employed for many years as a beautician, and owned and operated her business “Chez Muguette”. She attended First Assembly of God Church. For many years she and her husband Roland were active in the development and success of the John F. …

Norman A. Verville, 1927 - 2014

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Norman A. Verville, 87, of 42 Damy Drive, Auburn, and a former longtime resident of Western Avenue in Auburn, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Services in Auburn. Born in Lewiston on May 14, 1927, he was the son of Henri and Alma Carbonneau Verville. Educated in local schools, he was a graduate of Lewiston High School, Class of ’44. A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy. He returned to Lewiston after his Honorable Discharge, and on June 5, 1948, he married the former Lina Beaulieu. Norm worked as a bookkeeper for several years at Palmer Construction Co., and eventually became a partner. …

Wilson K. “Bill” Chapman, 1933 - 2014

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Wilson K. “Bill” Chapman, 81, of Auburn, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Services. Born in Elmira, NY, on January 19, 1933, he was the son of Wilson and Elisbeth Carr Chapman. He was a graduate of Southside High School, Class of ’51. On July 9, 1960 he married the former Lucille Bail of Lewiston. Mrs. Chapman passed away on April 10, 2004. Bill worked in sales for several companies including Fairchild, Digital Equipment Corporation, NEC, Toshiba and later as an executive recruiter for Intrinsix, spending most of his career living and working in Acton Massachusetts and Brookline New Hampshire. …

Frank J. O’Connell, 1931 - 2014

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Our beloved Husband, Father and Grand ”Pa”, Frank Joseph O’Connell, passed away on Friday, June 20th at Brigham’s and Women’s Hospital in Boston after a brief illness with his family at his side.

He was born in Lewiston on March 3, 1931, the son of Frank Patrick and Delphine “Cyr” O’Connell. He graduated from Lewiston High School, class of 1949. While in high school he participated in baseball, track, hockey and also served as the basketball manager. He joined the Maine Army National Guard in 1948 while in high school. He was also a 1951 graduate of the Army Signal School.

Geraldine T Fecteau, 1938 - 2014

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Geraldine T Fecteau, 76, of Auburn, passed away peacefully at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice in Auburn, on June 6, 2014, after an unexpected brief illness. She spent her last few days surrounded by all her family and friends. Daughter of Albany and Arlene Cyr Martin, she was born in Guerette, Maine, on May 14, 1938. Following the death of her father, she was raised by her mother and step-father, Gerry Bunham. She was a beautiful women with a heart of gold. She enjoyed sitting on her porch watching the birds, her favorite being the hummingbirds. …

© Gerald Burpee 2014