Lorraine M. Briere


1928 – 2015

LEWISTON — Lorraine M. Briere, 87, of Pine Street in Rumford, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 6, at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavillion following a brief illness.

She was born in Rumford on July 11, 1928, a daughter of Calix J. and Marie Anne (Caillouette) Roy.

Lorraine attended Rumford schools and was a lifelong resident of Rumford. She married Joseph R.A. “Gabby” Briere on Aug. 23, 1948. Together they celebrated 54 years of marriage; he passed away in 2002.

Lorraine will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She cherished the deep bond she had with her siblings Rita, Doris and Roger.

She was a communicant of the Parish of the Holy Savior and was a 48-year member of the Daughters of Isabella, along with her sister Rita.


Lorraine loved bowling, playing cards, going to flea markets and antiquing. Most of all, she loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are her children, Rita A. Gallant and husband, Raymond, of Peabody, Mass., Stephen J. Briere and wife, Mary, of Bennington, Vt., Michael N. Briere and wife, Belinda, of Rumford and Roy A. Briere and wife, Judith, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a sister, Rita Perry and husband, Robert, of Randolph, Vt.; many grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Joseph; a daughter, Linda Ann; a sister, Doris Eastman; and a brother, Roger Roy.

The family would like to thank the staff at d’Youville Pavillion and Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for the compassionate care given to Lorraine.

You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the Briere family by visiting their guestbook at www.SGThibaultFuneralHome.com.