Jacqueline C. Drapeau

Life Story

Jacqueline C. Drapeau, 81, of 858 South Main Street, Auburn, passed away on December 21, 2015, at the Hospice House in Auburn. Born in Lewiston on October 25, 1934, she was the daughter of William G. and Maria Pomerleau Martel. Educated in local schools, Jacqueline worked in local shoe shops for 12 years, and then worked for Pioneer Plastics for many years as a Samples Clerk, retiring in 1997. On November 28, 1963, she married Ronald Drapeau. She will be remembered for her beautiful singing voice, singing in the choir at Holy Cross Church while growing up, and for many years in the choir of St. Louis Church. She also had a green thumb, and will be missed for her cooking, especially her fudge and famous potato salad. A communicant of Sacred Heart Church, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, she is survived by her loving husband Ron, of Auburn, two daughters, Celeste Drapeau of Auburn, and Monique and husband Bruce Eldridge of Palermo, two brothers, Paul and wife Joline Martel of Lewiston, and William Martel Jr of Lewiston, two sisters, Georgette Mathieu of Sabattus, and Michelle and husband Conrad Robitaille of Lewiston, a sister in law, Joanne Dufresne of Laconia, New Hampshire, three grandchildren, Jennifer Laflamme and partner Scott Corriveau, Chelsea Laflamme and partner Glen Perry, and Kimberly Laflamme, two great-grandchildren, Brayden Corriveau and Savannah Perry, and a great-granddaughter Corriveau on the way. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert Martel, and two sisters, Monique and Pearl Martel.


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