Pauline M. Gourde

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AUBURN — Pauline M. Gourde, 80, of Hall Hill Road in Rumford, died Wednesday, May 5, at the Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Mexico, Nov. 27, 1929, a daughter of Damas and Alice M. (Richard) Chaisson. She attended Mexico schools.

She married Leo P. Gourde of Jay on Feb. 4, 1950, at St. Theresa’s in Mexico. Together they celebrated 60 years of marriage and raised two children. She was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker.

She was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Dixfield. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed spending summers with family at North Pond in Belgrade.

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Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Leo P. Gourde of Rumford; two children, Linda Myers and husband, Don, of Vernon, Conn., and Donald G. Gourde of Rumford; a sister, Anita Chaisson Litalien and husband, George, of Peru; a brother, Albert Chaisson and wife, Janice, of Rumford; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; two sisters, Beatrice Daigle and Loretta Arsenault; and six brothers, Manuel, Phil, Albion, Eddie, John and Willie Chaisson.

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