LEWISTON — Emilienne A. Dusseault, 93, of 100 Campus Ave., died Monday at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center after a short illness.
Born in Lewiston on Nov. 10, 1917, the daughter of the late Philippe and Amanda Dulac Laurendeau, she graduated from Lewiston High School in the Class of 1937. She was married to Albert Dusseault on Feb. 17, 1947. He died on Nov. 30, 1966. She resided in Manchester, N.H., for 15 years and returned to Lewiston in 1967. She was a devoted mother and homemaker.
Mrs. Dusseault was a member of the Prince of Peace Parish at The Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, the Holy Cross and Lewiston Senior Citizen groups, Covenant 50 and Horizon 55. Employed as a bookkeeper for Singer Sewing Machine Co. for 10 years, she was an accomplished seamstress and dressmaker. She loved sewing and knitting for her family, was an avid pinochle player and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her four children, Helene Torti and husband, Michael, of South Yarmouth, Mass., Nancy Judge and husband, Wade, of Winnetka, Ill., Peter Dusseault and wife, Barbara, of Salem, Mass. and Patricia Axelsen and husband, Thomas, of Falmouth.
She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Elaine Torti Legare and husband, Steve, Amanda Torti Battisti and husband, Angelo, Kyle, Nathan and Clark Judge, Alyson and Jaime Dusseault, and Neil, Kate and Hans Axelsen. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Haley and Michael Legare and Emily and Sophia Battisti.
Also surviving are her brother, Maurice Laurendeau, and wife, Sheila; and sister-in-law, Therese Laurendeau, all of Lewiston; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by five brothers: Emile, Raymond, Albert, Dominique and Bertrand Laurendeau; and by two sisters, Cecile Laurendeau and Juliette Simard.
The family wishes to thank her niece Pauline Pelletier and her friends at the St. Mary’s Residences for their loving attention.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.