Yvette I. St. Laurent

Life Story

Yvette I. St. Laurent, 80, of 37 Orange Street, Lewiston, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at the d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston. Yvette was born in Lewiston, Maine on November 16, 1933; she was the daughter of Alphee and Clarisse (Pomerleau) Grenier. She was educated in local schools in Lewiston.  She worked as a fancy stitcher at Clark Shoe for many years and then ran a successful business with her husband, “Dick’s Variety” for 15 years, on the corner of Lisbon and Chestnut streets in Lewiston. She enjoyed spending time with her family after retirement at Parlin Pond and her cabin in Jackman Maine.  She enjoyed many activities especially, long scenic drives in New England that always led to fabulous dinners at restaurants along the way. An exceptional cook that enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, she made a mean prime rib but her forte was soups and chowders. She was an avid reader of National Geographic that also enjoyed knitting and playing card games. Her greatest enjoyment was telling stories and bragging about her twin boys, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Besides her loving husband Richard of Lewiston she is survived by her twin sons, Leon and wife Lorie (Labbe) of Anchorage, Alaska; Louis of Lewiston;  a “daughter of choice” and close friend Nancy Chouinard of Lewiston; her only sibling, brother, Alphee Grenier Jr. of Lewiston;  four grandchildren; Alexa and Conner St. Laurent of Alaska; Ryan St. Laurent and wife Laura, of California; Jill Roberts of Lewiston; three great-grandchildren; Sophia, Ava, and Emma St. Laurent of California;  a nephew, Richard Grenier; two nieces, Michelle Mayberry and Maria Labonte. She was predeceased by her parents and her son Louis’s wife, Peggy (Thibodeau) St. Laurent; sister-in-law, Jeannine (Cailler) Grenier.  The family extends their greatest thanks to the Doctors and Nurses at St. Mary’s Hospital and D’Youville Pavilion for their support and care during her short stay.


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