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Lorraine Patricia Bussiere

Date of Death: July 29, 2018

Date of Birth: January 26, 1931


Lorraine Patricia Bussiere was born in Auburn Maine, and resided in Lewiston for the last 40+ years of her life. Patty passed away peacefully on Sunday evening July 29 with family members by her side. She was blessed to have had many special people in her life from friends to family. She was born to Helen and Bernard Grant as the youngest of 5 children. She is predeceased by her husband Oliva L. Bussiere Jr in 9/2017; they were married for 46 years. She spent those 46 years raising a blended family which included Earl Tibbetts, Richard Bussiere, Debra Decker, and Kelly Johnson. She was blessed with 6 grandchildren, Michelle, Cheryl, Travis, Corey, Cortney, and Owen. She also has numerous great-grandchildren and even great-great-grandchildren. Patty loved to celebrate life and she loved her family. She will always be known for her loving and generous nature.
Patty graduated high school from Monmouth Academy. She spent many working years at Knapp shoe as a laborer in the shoe shop. She also became a CNA and worked at Clover Manor nursing home as well as private duty. She will be remembered for her love of cooking. She loved to try new recipes and loved to bake. She made Wedding cakes that were truly her artistic expression. She did many birthday and specialty cakes over the years. She enjoyed making candy and cookies for many years. She also enjoyed numerous crafts that included crocheting, reading, doll making, she loved learning new things. Patty enjoyed being with friends and family and enjoyed playing cards for hours at a time.
She was predeceased by her son Earl Tibbetts in 2015, her husband Oliva Bussiere in 9/2017, and all 4 of her siblings Sherman Grant, Margaret Thompson, Bernie Grant, and Barbara Tillson. She is survived by many who will miss her, friends and family alike. As per her wish, she will be laid to rest next to her husband Oliva at Mount Auburn Cemetery.


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