Jacqueline Deschenes Therrien

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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. She loved reading novels and always had a book by her side. She was predeceased by her husband, Bob in 2001; her sister, Connie Ouellette; and her brothers, Gerry and Rene Deschenes. She is survived by a devoted companion, Merle Knox of Auburn, a son, Fred Therrien and companion Penny Winslow of Silver Springs, MD; a daughter, Connie Norton, of Lewiston; a daughter, Rachel Therrien and companion, Sterling Giberson of Sabattus; five grandchidren, April, Jill and James Norton, Alicia Figueiredo, Jana Weiner; and four great-grand children, Madison and Jackson Weiner and Sophia and Isabel Figueiredo. The family would like to thank Ron Ouellette, Pat Cyr and Donna Bechard for their special care of Jackie this past year and during her final hours.  We would also like to thank Mary Knox, Barbara Sessions, Kimberly Rose and Judy Abbott for their care while she was living at home.

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