Fernande Langelier


LEWISTON – Fernande Langelier, 92, of Horton Street, died Sunday morning, Jan. 7, at d’Youville Pavilion.

She was born in Lewiston on March 2, 1914, the daughter of Florian and Philomene (Therrien) Ouellette. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Jackman in 1931.

She was married Sept. 11, 1937, to the late Gerard Langelier at Sts. Peter and Paul Church.

She was a homemaker. She raised four sons and worked with her husband at the family grocery store, Langelier & Sons, on Maple Street.

In 1970, they sold the store and enjoyed themselves by traveling the world extensively.

Fernande’s greatest gift was her memory. She remembered everything, from her childhood to every trip she made, down to the silverware in a small German restaurant.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, playing cards and scrabble. She loved her summers at Taylor Pond entertaining family and friends.

She was a devout Catholic and was a lifetime member of the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, where she attended daily Mass.

She is survived by her four sons and their wives, Gerald and Pauline of Lewiston; Robert and Lucille of Lewiston, Roger and Linda of Seattle, Wash., and George and Carol of Lewiston; nine grandchildren, Celeste Mathieu of Greene, Donald Langelier of Lewiston, Lisa Langelier of Waltham, Mass., Peter and James Langelier of Lewiston, Michelle Cropley and Michael Langelier of Seattle, Wash., Anthony Langelier of Newburyport, Mass., and David Langelier of Lewiston; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Gerard; and her brother, Bertrand Ouellette.

“Que son ame et les ames de tous les defunts demeurent dans la paix du Christ. Amen”