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Lorraine M. Bellavance

Date of Death: July 8, 2018

Date of Birth: June 28, 1934


Lorraine M. Bellavance (neé Metayer) of Auburn died peacefully in her sleep on July 7, 2018, at the Chapman House, where she had been a resident for three years. She was 84.
She was born in Lewiston June 28, 1934, daughter of Norman and Gertrude Metayer. Lorraine is a graduate of Lewiston High School and married Louis Bellavance of Auburn on May 30, 1956. Her greatest joy was in her five children, and spending time with family, in her final years she also enjoyed playing bingo with her friends and fellow residents at the Chapman House.
Away from the home, Lorraine worked at the Knapp Shoe factory in Lewiston and for many years as a hostess, waitress, and bookkeeper at Sim's Restaurant in Auburn. She also worked as a bookkeeper at Marco's Restaurant in Lewiston, and as a receptionist for Robert Limoges Dentistry and L.A. Internal Medicine.  Now in the arms of her creator, Lorraine joins husband Louis, who proceeded her in 1983, as well as her two eldest children, Mark, 1995 and Paula Poulin, 2006.  She is survived by her younger brother Buzzy Metayer and her remaining children, Eric, and his wife Diane, of Lewiston, Sheila Harrington, and her husband Duke, of Sumner, and Kirk, who resides in Poland. Also mourning her loss while celebrating her life are five grandsons: Dennis, David, Quinn Poulin, Zachary, and Benjamin, along with many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and her longtime companion, George Stevens, of Lewiston.  Lorraine's family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff and residents of the Chapman House for their friendship and compassionate care. Despite her failing health, they truly made Lorraine's final years a blessing. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 21 at 9 a.m. At St. Philip Church, Turner Street, Auburn. Burial will be private at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, tax deductible donations can be made in Lorraine's memory to NEADS Inc. a provider of assistance dogs such as Ike, who aids Lorraine's son, Eric. To make a memorial gift, write to NEADS, P.O. Box 1100, Princeton, MA, 01541, or contact  the company through its website, 

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