Rita Y. Houle

Life Story

Rita Y. (Roy) Houle, 92, of Auburn, passed away on October 12, 2014, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. She was born in Lewiston on August 12, 1922, to Frank and Marie Imelda Lepage Roy.  She grew up in Lewiston and graduated from Lewiston High School and Acme Business College.  Rita was a pioneer in her day. She began her career at the Brunswick Naval Air Station in personnel, and later transferred to Togus Veterans Hospital where she worked in the prosthetic department for over 35 years. She was a beloved mother, memere, sister, and “ma tante”. She was kind and generous to all. She was a very talented woman who was always open to new ideas and learning new things. Survivors include her daughter, Frances Gosselin and her husband, Ronald Gosselin, son Ernest Houle Jr., granddaughter, Erin Pugliese, sister Pauline Morissette and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Houle, her parents, Frank and Marie Imelda Roy, and her two brothers, Lionel and Roger.

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