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Raymond B. Levesque, 1924 - 2014





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Raymond B. Levesque, 90, of 78 Biron Avenue, Lewiston, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Ouellette’s Adult Foster Care in Lewiston. Born in Lewiston on March 18, 1924, he was the son of Leo and Alice Gendron Levesque. Educated locally, he was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. On May 29, 1948, he married the former Dorothy Gagne, who passed away on May 25, 2010. He worked in the local shoe industry for several years, and then went to work as a civil service employee at the Brunswick Naval Air Station, retiring in 1986. Following his retirement, he and his wife spent the next decade traveling and visiting relatives out of state. …

Rosaire Roy Jr., 1943 - 2014


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Rosaire Roy Jr., 71, of 8 Amanda Drive, North Turner, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, following a long illness. Born in St. Agathe on February 1, 1943, he was the son of Rosaire and Ida Bourgoin Roy Sr. Educated in Fort Kent, he married the former Marie Rossingnol in 1963. For many years, he worked as a truck driver for J & R Builders in New York State. After moving back to Maine in 1976, he worked for Decoster until fully retiring at the age of 65. Rosaire loved spending time with his dog, Buddy, enjoyed going to camp in the summers, giving his wife advice on the birdhouses she built, and especially cherished time spent with his grandchildren. …

Rodney M. Ritchie, 1962 - 2014



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Rodney M. Ritchie, 51, of Middlesex, NC, passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at his childhood home in Lewiston, after a brief, courageous battle with an aggressive cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends. Born in Lewiston on October 8, 1962, he was the son of Carroll and Eleanor Frazier Ritchie. He graduated from Lewiston High School, Class of ’81, and continued his electrical education at CMVTI. He worked with his father and brother all of his life in the family electrical business, and took great pride in a job well done. In 1985, he married the former Jayna Sebra, who passed away in 2001. …

Helen Levesque, 1924 - 2014


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Helen Levesque, 89, of Auburn, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the Clover Manor in Auburn. A native of Lewiston, she was born July 5, 1924, the only child of Elisee and Roseanna Payeur Levesque.  Education was highly valued in the family.  After graduating from Lewiston High School Helen earned degrees from Regis College in Weston, MA (French and Spanish) and Catholic University in Washington, D.C. (Spanish and Education). 

Helen’s 32 year teaching career began with a one year position at an army-dependent school on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.  When she returned to Maine she taught English, Ancient History, and Science in South Paris.  …

 Ruth Nihan Konecki, 1920 - 2014

       Ruth Nihan Konecki, 93, of Field Road, Falmouth, widow of Dr. John T. Konecki, retired nurse, and beloved family matriarch known as “Super Nana,” died at home on March 29, 2014 in the company of her family and following a lengthy illness.

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The only daughter of George and Annie Katherine (Rogers) Nihan, Ruth was born on August 15, 1920 in Lynn, Massachusetts.  She spent her younger years in the company of her six brothers, and enjoyed summers on Lake Attitash in Amesbury. A 1938 graduate of Lynn English High School, Ruth earned her nursing diploma at Lynn Hospital. …

Roland Bissonette, 1927 - 2014




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Roland Bissonette, 87, of Auburn, passed away in Lewiston Saturday, March 15, 2014 with his family by his side. He was born in Lewiston, Me. March 13, 1927, the son of Louis and Yvonne Berthiaume Bissonette. He attended Lewiston schools and was very active playing baseball and softball with his brothers in various L/A leagues during the late 1940’s and 1950’s. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and was a life member of the American Legion #153. On April 12, l947, he married “his honey” of almost 67 years, Madeline Rousseau. He retired in 1985 after 35 years with the Maine Central Railroad at Rigby Yard in South Portland. …

Ramona P. Verreault, 1918 - 2014



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Ramona P. Verreault, 95, formerly of Lewiston, died Thursday, February 27, 2014, in Clearwater, FL, with her niece Dale Ebert at her side. She was born in Lewiston March 25, 1918, the daughter of Raymond and Adrienne Gagne Poulin.  Educated locally, she was employed for many years as a sales clerk at Ward Bros in Lewiston. She was married to Leo U. Verreault, who died in 1982. Ramona enjoyed shopping, going to Rolandeau’s for lunch with her friends, and watching the Boston Celtics on TV. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Lorraine Poulin of Lewiston, two nieces, Dale and husband Curtis Ebert of Clearwater, FL, and Judith and husband Timothy Donnelly of Cumberland, three nephews, Marc Poulin and wife Theresa of Lowell, MA, Keith Poulin and wife Kristen of Byfield, MA, and Jack Poulin of Los Angeles, CA, several great-nieces and nephews, and two great-great-nieces. …

Laurent C. Lacoste, 1930 - 2014

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Laurent C. Lacoste, 83, of 38 Adams Road, Greene, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Hospice House in Auburn. Born on November 30, 1930, in Ste. Agathe, P.Q., Canada, the son of Archille and Eva Tanguay Lacoste. On May 21, 1949, he married the former Anita Grondin, who passed way on February 23, 2010. Larry worked as a salesman for the Fuller Brush Company for over 25 years, and then owned and managed rental properties in Lewiston and Sabattus. A 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, he also belonged to Our Lady of the Rosary Church, and for many years was active in the Lewiston Landlord Association. …

Patricia Ann Chute, 1940 - 2014

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Patricia Ann Chute, 74, of 91 Village Drive, Lewiston, died Thursday, February 27, 2014, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice in Auburn, surrounded by her family and following a long battle with cancer. Born in Lewiston on January 20, 1940, she was the daughter of Arthur and Loretta Noel Hopkins. Educated in local schools, she graduated from Lewiston High School she spent many years working for Bates Manufacturing and Coca Cola before going to work for the law firm of Berman and Simmons, retiring at age 60 due to illness. Known as “Pat C.”, she was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, and over her 37 years in recovery was a sponsor and inspirational speaker to many who would come from near and far to hear her stories of life in sobriety. …

Jacqueline M. Csoros, 1929 - 2014

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Jacqueline M. Csoros, 84, formerly of 21 Blake Street, Lewiston, died Monday, March 3, 2014, at Schooner Estates in Auburn. Born in Lewiston on March 15, 1929, the daughter of Donatien and Bertha Legendre Giguere. Educated locally, she was a graduate of Lewiston High  School, Class of ’47.  She attended Farmington State Teachers College, and received her degree from the University of Maine. In 1948, she married John F. Csoros, who passed away in June of 1996. She taught in Lewiston and Auburn Schools for many years, specializing in 2nd and 4th grades. She was communicant of the former St. …



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