AUBURN — Lorraine G. Demers, 78, of 96 Wood St., Lewiston, died Friday at Hospice House following a short illness.
Born in Berlin, N.H., on Jan. 8, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Odilon and Florence Lemay Demers. She was educated in Berlin schools, moving to Lewiston in 1944. She received her GED from Lewiston High School in 1987.
She was a member of the Prince of Peace Parish at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.
She worked in the local shoe industry and retired as secretary from John F. Murphy Homes after 15 years of service.
Lorraine enjoyed spending time with her family and good friend, Muriel.
She loved to dance when she was younger, loved people and truly loved working at JFM.
She will be remembered for saying prayers for those in need, for her kind words and for making people feel special. She will be truly missed by her niece, Diane.
She is survived by her Godchildren and nieces, Diane McDougall and her husband, Arthur, of Lisbon, and Lorraine Sirois and her husband, Richard, of Berlin, N.H.; God-daughter, Stephanie Bourget; a special great-niece, Danielle Stetson, who cared for her in her sickness; a special nephew, Richard (Rick) Murray, who was there in time of need; and her sisters, Theresa CheChe of Lewiston, Janet Badger of Connecticut, and Albina Lapointe of Berlin, N.H.
She was predeceased by five sisters, Anita Martel, Juliette Ouellette, Loretta (Pisani) D’Alphonse, Gertrude Bernier and Fernande Tremblay; three brothers, Oliver and Henri Peloquin, and Leo Demers; and a niece, Sandra L. Cyr.
The family wishes to thank Dr. William M. Lee for 28 years of caring for Lorraine; all the oncology doctors and nurses at Central Maine Medical Center; the doctors, nurses and caregivers at Androscoggin Hospice House; and all her Murphy friends.