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Cecile A. Beland

Date of Death: June 20, 2014

Date of Birth: December 15, 1920

Biography:

Cecile  Beland, 93, of Lewiston and formerly of Old Orchard Beach, passed away  at St Mary’s d’Youville Pavillion in Lewiston on June 20, 2014 of congestive heart failure.

 Cecile was born in Auburn in 1920 one of six children born to Jacques and Alexina Boutin.  She attended St. Louis School and Walton School and received her Certificate of High School Equivalency.  She worked at the Pepperell Mill in Lewiston and with her husband, Amedee (Medi) Beland, owned the Seaward Inn in Old Orchard Beach and later the Redwood Motel on Lisbon Rd. in Lewiston.

 Cecile and Medi were active in the ice skating community of Lewiston-Auburn. They were members of the Skating Club and Medi was well known in the hockey community.

 In 1979 Cecile and Medi retired to Old Orchard Beach where he died in 1980.  In Old Orchard, Cecile was a member of St. Margaret’s Church where she sang in the choir.  In 2005 she moved to Ocean Pines Md to live with her daughter Linda Beland Powers.  Cecile returned to Maine in 2013 when she moved into Montello Heights in Lewiston.

 She is survived by her daughter Linda Powers of Ocean Pines Maryland, one sister, Constance David of  South Paris Maine, four grandchildren, Tracey Goltz and her husband Daniel of Viroqua Wisconsin, Audrey Powers of Seattle Washington, Shane Powers of Columbia Maryland and Kathleen Powers of Bethesda Maryland.  She has 2 great grandchildren, Genesee and Hazel, and several nieces and nephews.

 Cecile was predeceased by her husband Medi, and her son Raymond who died in 1968 while a student at St. Peter’s School.  She was also predeceased by her two brothers, Alcide and Philippe Boutin, and two sisters,  Mary L’Heureux and Jacqueline Bilodeau.

 Visitation will be held from 6pm to 8pm on Monday June 23rd at Funeral Alternatives at 25 Tampa St. in Lewiston.  A funeral Mass will be offered at Holy Cross Church in Lewiston on Tuesday June  24th at 11:00AM. Burial will follow the funeral at St. Peter’s Cemetery.

 

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