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Lorraine P. Gagnon

Date of Death: October 2, 2018

Date of Birth: August 15, 1933

Biography:

Lorraine P. Gagnon, 85, of Lewiston, died peacefully on Tuesday October 2nd at the Woodlands surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Lewiston on August 15, 1933 to the late Alfred and Yvonne Potvin. She was educated in Lewiston schools and raised her family in "Little Canada" spending
their summers at their camp in Sabattus, where they made many wonderful memories.
She married Marcel Gagnon in July of 1952 and just celebrated 66 beautiful years together.They had four children. Richard, Monique, Celine and Lori-Ann.She was a member of St. Mary's church and the Ladies of St. Anne Sodality. After school she began her employment at Clark Shoe, later hand lacing shoes at home forMarchand Moccasins on Lincoln St. She later became a housekeeper for d'Youville, she loved her "Little Memere's". Then a housekeeper at St. Marys Hospital in the ICU.After retirement she and Marcel moved to Sarasota Florida where they lived for 8 years. She missed her family so much that they returned to Lewiston in 2006.Aside from her beloved family, she enjoyed going shopping with her sister Jeannine on Saturday afternoons on Lisbon St. She also liked going shopping on Saturday nightwith the "girls". She enjoyed dancing with her husband at Thibeault Faucher and Jacques Cartier. She was on a bowling league and won many trophies.She enjoyed having her sisters and cousins over for coffee and social hour. She was passionate about crafting which included cross stitching, knitting, latched hooking,Artex, and crocheting. She knitted mittens for Androscoggin Head start and child care. She volunteered as a ballot counter for the city of Lewiston.She is survived by her husband Marcel, son Richard and his wife Darlene Gagnon, daughter Monique and her husband Yvan Grimard, daughter Celine Gagnon and her boyfriendRoland Lemieux, daughter Lori-Ann and her husband David Drouin. Also her sisters Fleurette Bell and Dorothy Levasseur, sisters in law Rita Potvin and Florence Potvin.7 grandchildren Ryan, Jason, Ashley, Krista, Kaileb, Anthony and Derek. Also 10 great grandchildren.She was predeceased by her brothers Normand Potvin and Lionel Potvin and her sister Jeannine Cloutier.We would like to thank the Woodlands staff and Beacon Hospice for all their wonderful care. Visitation will take place Friday October 5 from 6-8 p.m. at Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimers Association.

 

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