Rita N. Brousseau


1938 – 2014

LEWISTON — Rita N. Brousseau, 76, passed away on Friday, Nov. 28, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center after a long battle with cancer with her loving family by her side.

Rita was born on Aug. 18, 1938, to parents, Frank and Louise (Baril) Parise. She was educated in Lewiston schools and worked at the Pepperell Mill, shoe shops, and the Bonanza Restaurant for 17 years. She retired as a homemaker due to ill health.

She loved to make jigsaw puzzles and had many friends to which she sold and traded hundreds of puzzles for years.

Rita is survived by her husband of 57 years, Roland L. Brousseau of Lewiston; her daughter, Monique and her fiance, Heather, of Lewiston; son, Roland L. Brousseau Jr. and his wife, Tracey, of Sabattus; sister, Jeanette and her husband, Gerald Poussard, of Auburn; brothers, Martin Parisi and wife, Pat, of Florida and Jerry Howard and wife, Noella, of Westbrook; grandchildren, Cameron Brousseau of Sabattus, Brenden Hanlon of Lewiston and Celina Bruneau of Sabattus; and she leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

Rita was predeceased by her parents; and four brothers, Francis, Joseph, Albert and Alfred.


The family would like to thank the staff of St. Mary’s Hospital, Dr. Sinal, Dr. Pandey and dear friend, Jennifer Hazen, oncology nurse navigator.

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