Eva B. ‘Bunny’ Pache

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1937 – 2014

LEWISTON — Eva B. “Bunny” Pache, 77, of Rumford, died Saturday, Dec. 13, at d’Youville Pavilion.

She was born in Rumford on Oct. 24, 1937, the daughter of George and Irene (Langevine) Arsenault, and was a high school graduate who had attended Stephens High School in Rumford.

Bunny was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior, St. Athanasius-St. John Church. She was married in Rumford on Feb. 16, 1957, to John Maurice Pache; he died in Rumford on July 14, 2010.

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She and her husband, John, where avid volunteers throughout their lives. While raising a family, they were active church members and they helped at church functions and fundraisers. Eva took pleasure in playing music for those who could no longer play. She also appreciated her husband’s assistance while hauling their music equipment to nursing homes and elderly lunches, where she would play music for others to enjoy.

She taught enrichment classes in her home for years, as well as in the local school system. Some of her classes included crocheting, knitting, sewing Barbie clothes, doll-making and dressmaking for the 17th and 18th centuries — highly detailed. She and John restored antique dolls of all types for customers.

Survivors include daughters, Corrine Downs and her husband, Bradley, of Andover and Catherine Pache and her husband, Mike Singer, of Rumford; sons, Mark Pache and his wife, Susan, of Rumford, Raymond Pache and his companion, Celeste Turner, of Farmington and Francis Pache and his wife, Heather, of California; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff on 4 West at d’Youville Pavilion for their care and kindness for Bunny.

Friends are invited to sign the family guest book and share their thoughts, condolences and memories online at www.meaderandson.com.

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