Lucille Biron


LEWISTON — Lucille Biron, 94, formerly of 20 Great Falls Plaza and a resident of Clover Manor for the past four years, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, at Central Maine Medical Center, after a short illness.

A life-long resident of Lewiston-Auburn, she was born in Lewiston, Oct. 5, 1918, the daughter of Onil and Lucie Brochu Rivard. Upon her mother’s death, she was raised by her grandparents, Joseph and Odele Berube.

Lucille married George Preo and they had three children; her two daughters, Doris “Dodie” Chretien Walsh and Diane Preo Landry, and a son, Robert A. Preo. Lucille later married Conrad Boulet and they had 18 wonderful years. Shortly after his death, she married Paul Biron, and together they shared many happy years.

Educated locally, Lucille worked at Knapp Shoe and other mills throughout her life. She loved music and singing and she loved Holy Cross Church, where she sang in the choir for many years.

She is survived by her daughter, Doris “Dodie” Chretien Walsh of Brookfield, Wis.; her son, Robert A. Preo of Auburn; her amazing sister, Lucienne “Lou” Roux of Lewiston; her sister-in-law, Delores Preo of Auburn; son-in-law, Bob Landry; and cousins, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and great-great-grandchildren; and a close friend, Faye Brickel.

She was predeceased by her husbands, George Preo, Conrad Boulet and Paul Biron; her sister, Alice Nicholas; her beloved daughter, Diane Landry; and her son-in-law, Paul Gerry Chretien.

The Biron family wishes to thank the staffs of Clover Manor and CMMC for the care they gave Lucille.

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