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Hilda A LaRochelle

Date of Death: February 13, 2010

Date of Birth: September 30, 1925


AUBURN-Hilda A. (Reynolds) LaRochelle of Augusta died peacefully on Feb. 13, 2010 at Clover Health Care in Auburn with family by her side.

Hilda was born Sept. 30, 1925 in Burnham, Maine one of eleven children of Joshua and Cara (Waymen) Reynolds. She graduated from Crosby High School class of 1942 in Belfast.

She was employed at the paper mill in Augusta where she met the love of her life, Clarence LaRochelle. They were married Jan. 27, 1945 and shared 53 years together until his passing in 1998.

She had been employed at Ethan & Allen in Burnham and also did home care nursing. She retired after 27 years of nursing at MaineGeneral in Augusta.

She had a gift for caring and loved to help others. In addition, she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, doing puzzles, crossword puzzles, dancing and playing bingo.

She is survived by her daughter Yvette LaRochelle and her husband Richard Rioux of Poland; her son Leonel (Bucky) La Rochelle of Augusta; three grandchildren Donnie, Lesa, and Amy; two step grandchildren Amanda and Travis; five great-grandchildren William, Madelynn, Thomas, Joseph and Nicole; two sisters Alice Nickerson of Florida, Merita Sanborn of Pittsfield; a brother Ralph (Sammy) Reynolds of Burnham; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

 She was predeceased by a son Richard Anthony; her husband Clarence; four brothers Llewelyn, Archie, Joshua Jr., Kenneth Arthur; three sisters Vivian, Hazel and Priscilla.

She will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Waterville.

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