Cecile Rancourt

Life Story

Cecile Rancourt, of Lewiston, died on December 8, 2012, at her home. She was born on August 31, 1927, the daughter of Louis Philippe and Ernestine Hamann Gagne. She attended St. Peter & Paul School and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1946. She was married to John (Bucky) Rancourt on June 22, 1953. He predeceased her on February 18, 1996. They resided in Sabattus for over 40 years. She had worked for Prudential Insurance Company, Raytheon, Bates College office and later worked at Marcotte Nursing Home/d’Youville Pavilion as administrative secretary until her retirement in 1989. She was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Sabattus, Sabattus Senior Citizens, and St. Peter’s Classmates ’42. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards and crossword puzzles, but most of all she enjoyed being with her family. She is survived by two daughters: Brenda of Augusta and Louise and husband Edward Nadeau of Sabattus; three sons: John R. and partner Rudy of Portland; James and wife Tracey of Sabattus, and Joseph Rancourt of Virginia; 9 grandchildren: Nicholas and wife Sarah Nadeau, Hope and husband Garth Steffens, Mae and husband Zachary Mayo of Minot; Jacob, Evena, Jocelyn and Hannah Rancourt, Jessica Mallory and Zachary and wife Coleen Alden; three great-grandchildren: Kera Nadeau Steffens, Trynitee Steffens and Lexie Nadeau; three sisters: Julienne St. Pierre, Marguerite Thibault and Denise Morin; two brothers: Louis P. and wife Yolande Gagne of Portland and Andre and wife Monique Gagne of Lewiston; also many nieces and nephews and numerous cousins. She was predeceased by her sister Yvette Williams in 2007.


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