CANTON — Catherine F. “Cappy” Litalien, 89, formerly of Harlow Hill Road in Mexico, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, at Victorian Villa, following a long illness.
She was born in Mexico on March 23, 1923, a daughter of David and Charlotte (Sudsbury) McDonald.
Cappy was educated in Mexico schools. While in high school, she enjoyed playing basketball and was a drum majorette.
She was employed for several years with Oxford Paper Co., where she met her husband, Roland “Frenchy” Litalien. They were married on July 17, 1948, and together celebrated 63 years of marriage.
Later she was employed at Diamond Match Co. in Dixfield. In the early 1960s, Cappy became a beautician and had her own shop, called “Cappy’s Beauty Shop,” which she operated for many years.
Cappy was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior. She was a member of the LeParesseux Snowshoe Club, Ladies Auxillary of the Eagles and served on the Mexico Planning Board for several years. She was an avid bowler and loved to play bingo and taught ceramics for many years. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting.
Surviving are her three sons, David Litalien and wife, Susan, of Mexico, Gerald Litalien and wife, Elizabeth, of Mexico, and Paul Litalien and companion, Tammy Martineau, of Rumford; three sisters, Alice Goulde of Mexico, Barbara Gerrier of Rumford and Theresa Montoya of Arizona; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Roland “Frenchy” Litalien in 2011; four sisters, Flora Hoyt, Mary Mitchell, Olivine Wilson and Ester McDonald; and two brothers, Francis McDonald and John McDonald.
The family would like to offer a special thank-you to the wonderful staff at Victorian Villa and Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice.
You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family by visiting their guest book at www.SGThibaultFuneralHome.com.