Henriette C. Audet


LEWISTON – Henriette C. Audet, 83, formerly of Lewiston, died Thursday, April 13, at her daughter Denise’s home at 84 Parkview Ave., Livermore Falls.

Born in St. Anne’s, New Brunswick, on March 12, 1923, a daughter of Octave & Clementine Fortin Caron.

She was educated in Lille schools and received her GED from Lewiston High School in 1989. She was married to Eugene J. Audet May 10, 1947. He died June 6, 1987.

She was employed at Androscoggin Mill, Paine Incense, Bonnan Shoe, Figuerette Bras and for Lucienne Cloutier Cleaning Service, until she started her own cleaning company and her bakery Cakes by Audet.

She was a member of Saints Peter and Paul’s Parish where she served as a Eucharistic Minister, Cursillo Movement and St. Peter’s Society.

She loved to laugh, swim, bake, sew, spend time with family, open her home to relatives and friends. She enjoyed decorating cakes, her family, playing cards, and feeding people.

She will be remembered for her sense of humor, her great cooking, extending the warmest welcome to her daughter’s friends, her religious beliefs and example, her independence and generosity.

She is survived by her daughters, Louise A. Smith and husband, Clifford, of Dorchester, Mass., Denise A. Rodzen and husband, Eric, of Livermore Falls; six grandchildren, Jennifer Smith and fiance, Alan Molloy, Kathleen Smith, Jeffrey Smith and wife, Melissa, Tristan Rodzen and wife, Heidi, Damon Rodzen and fiance, Tia Harris, Logan Rodzen; five great-grandchildren, Kayla, Richelle, Kyle, Teaghan and Holden; five sisters and spouses, Rena and Roland St. Amour of Lewiston, Therese and John Bernier of Alaska, Claire and Louis Pelletier of California, Mariette and Andre Par of South Portland, Anne and Roy Caron of Connecticut; a brother, Clifford Caron of Kansas; and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews; and a lifelong friend, Laurette Aube, of Lewiston.

She was predeceased by four sisters, Gemma Boutin, Albertine, Joan, and Marie Caron; three brothers, Octave Caron Jr., Patrick, and Raoul Caron.