Florence “Gigi” Belanger


1918 – 2015

LEWISTON — Florence “Gigi” Belanger, 96, of Lewiston passed away Saturday, Aug. 22, at her home at Maison Marcotte.

She was born in Lewiston on Dec. 4, 1918, a daughter of the late Alfred and Alice (Pelletier) Goyette. She grew up in the Greene area and attended local schools there. In 1940, she married Alfred Belanger at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Sabattus. For more than 30 years Gigi worked at Knapp Shoe until her retirement. She will always be remembered for her enjoyment of volunteering in the cafeteria at St. Dom’s Academy, formerly Holy Cross School, as well as spending quality time with her family, especially her great-grandchildren. She was actively involved at Maison Marcotte. She joined daily exercise classes and as many social functions as possible. Walking was always part of her daily routine and she loved to shop at the Dollar Tree.

She is survived by her children, Arline Stephan and her husband, Bernie, Norm Belanger and his wife, Ruthie, and Irene Lemelin. She also leaves behind her six grandchildren and her 11 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred Belanger; her brothers, Robert and Daniel; her sisters, Carmen, Doris, Theresa and Annette; and a son-in-law, Larry Lemelin.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.