1926 – 2015
AUBURN — Theresa Camire Greenleaf, 88, died at the Hospice House on Monday, August 3, after a long illness.
Theresa was born on december 13, 1926, in Goffstown, N.H., to Napoleon and Virginie (Rondeau) Camire.
She lived most of her life in Auburn and worked at various mills throughout her working career until retiring. Theresa was known for her motherly wisdom and humor as the matriarch of the family. She loved spending time with her family and friends, knitting, and socializing at the American Legion Post No. 22. Theresa’s favorite event of the year was the annual family reunion held every July at Uncle Toot’s and Aunt Jackie’s camp, where typically 200 or more of the Camire family would celebrate their heritage.
Suvivors include her children, Patsy Cummins of Auburn, Paul and Jeannine Greenleaf of Minot, Gerry and Carolyn Greenleaf of Steep Falls, Tina and Bobby Roy of Mexico; her brothers and sisters, Lucien Camire and Sue McNally of Wells, Armand and Jean Camire of Leeds, Richard (Toots) and Jackie Camire of Greene, Tony Camire of Auburn, Delores Lepage of Derby, Conn., and Beverly Greenleaf of Portland. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Greenleaf; a daughter, Theresa Greenleaf; sister, Yvette Pelotte; and brothers, Renee, Roland, and George Camire.
Our heart warm thank-you to the amazing staff at Central Maine Heart & Vascular Institute and Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for their help and support.
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