Ida M. Girardin


LEWISTON – Ida M. Girardin, 86, of 20 Noble St., Lewiston, died at her home Saturday April 29.

Born in Auburn on Jan. 31, 1920, a daughter of Alcide and Laura Beauchesne Marquis, she attended Edward Little High School.

She was married to Romeo (Tom) Girardin on Dec. 15, 1945. He died May 20, 1994.

She and her husband owned and operated Tacoma Lake Restaurant from 1955 to 1965. She worked as a stitcher for the local shoe industry for 44 years, until her retirement in 1992. She also sold Stanley Products for 52 years, and Lamey’s Shoe Club.

Mrs. Girardin was a member of the Auburn Catholic community at St. Philip’s Parish, Philippians Seniors, 1st Auburn Seniors, Lewiston Senior Citizens, Horizon 55, Covenant 50. Ida presided for four years as president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post No. 153, where she also served as chaplain.

She loved to cook, and attending family gatherings. She also enjoyed fishing with her husband and nephew, Bob.

She is survived by her daughter, Ann K. Girardin, of Lewiston; two sisters, Simonne Baril and husband, Leon, of Bingham, and Theresa Gross of Auburn; and several brothers and sisters-in-law.

She was predeceased by her husband; parents; a sister, Blanche Ledoux; and three brothers, Raymond, Victor and Gerard Marquis.