LEWISTON — Carmen Y. Lapointe, 85, of Lewiston, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born March 30, 1927, in Quebec, Canada, a daughter of the late Paul and Laura (Nadeau) Lachance. A month after she was born, the family moved to Lewiston, where they lived with her Uncle Adelard Nadeau until they settled into their own home.
At the age of 25, she became a proud citizen of the United States. She attended St. Mary's Elementary School and Lewiston High School. On July 5, 1952, she married the love of her life, Fernand Lapointe, who passed away just last week. They celebrated their 60th anniversary this past July.
Together they worked and raised their family of six children. She was an excellent homemaker who also helped her husband in the businesses they owned which included Lapointe's Esso and Lapointe's Lawn and Garden Center in Lewiston.
She was a devout member of Prince of Peace Parish at Holy Family Church and was a member of The Ladies of St. Anne Sodality and The Canado Americaine. She was also a past member of The Marchande De Bonheur and a past Girl Scout Assistant Leader.
Carmen had a great passion for sewing and quilting, cooking for friends and relatives, especially her favorite dish "La Bonne Soupe," which all her family loved. After many hard working years, Carmen and Fern enjoyed wintering in Florida, during their retirement.
Carmen is survived by her five daughters, Susan Masse and her husband, Robert, of Lewiston, Nancy Castonguay and her husband, Denis, of Lewiston, Joline Pelletier and her husband, Gary, of Wales, Denise Dugas and her husband, Dan, of Jackman and Jane (Lapointe) Audet and her companion, Joey Card, of Monmouthl one son, Paul Lapointe and his wife, Donna, of Wales; her sister, Loretta Demers and her husband, Normand and her brother, Laurier Lachance and his wife, Christine, all of Lewiston; 13 grandchildren, Alison (Masse) Casey, Derek, Kevin and Renee Castonguay, Jonathan Pelletier, Danny and Duane Dubois, Joshua, Ryan and Lacey Audet, Eric, Kelsey and Adam Lapointe; three great-grandchildren, Katryn and Kayla Dubois and Kaley Audet; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Carmen was predeceased by her husband, Fernand.
The family would like to thank all those from the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for their support, understanding and devotion during this difficult time, especially the past couple of weeks.
The family also thanks Dr. Jeffrey Brown for his compassionate care of their mother.
You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family by visiting their guest book at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.