LEWISTON — Irene M. Gamache, 91, of Sabattus, passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 22, at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion following a short illness with her loving family by her side.
She was born in Sangerville on Feb. 27, 1926, the daughter of the late Frank and Eva (Gagnon) Michaud. She was educated in Presque Isle and Lisbon school systems. She married the love of her life, Reuben C. Gamache, on Oct. 5, 1946. They had been married 70 years until her husband passed away in January 2017.
Irene worked in the woolen mill industry and later for many years as head waitress at the Chic-A-Dee Restaurant on Route 4 in Auburn.
Irene was loved by all who knew her, and her family was her life. Irene enjoyed traveling, shopping, camping, fishing, boating, and spending time with her family. She was an animal lover and an avid animal advocate. She loved her pets dearly.
Survivors include three sons, Jerry and wife, Jeannie, of Florida, Ron and wife, Rose, of Auburn, and Skip of Otisfield; one daughter, Karen Girard, and husband, Ray, of Sabattus; one sister, Abbie Maheux, of Lewiston. Also surviving are five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Reuben; an infant son, Ronald; one brother, Larry; and one sister, Yvonne.
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Irene M. Gamache