AUBURN — Yvette F. Pleau, 87, of 254 South Main St., died Wednesday, May 25, at her home with her family by her side.
She was born in Auburn, March 10, 1924, a daughter of the late Josephat and Alda Saindon Martel. She was educated in Auburn school and attended ELHS. She was married to the love of her life Arthur E. Pleau, Jan. 31, 1942. He died April 28, 1999.
For countless years, Mrs. Pleau was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Sabattus, and belonged to the Women’s Club. In 1995, she moved to Auburn and was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish at Sacred Heart Church. She worked at Donnell Bixby Shoe Co. for 10 years and later worked at Campus Cuisine, retiring in 1990.
For many years, she was a caring foster mother to wards of the state of Maine. A self-taught seamstress; Halloween costumes were her specialty. Knitting fancy sweaters for her family was a joy that her family greatly appreciated. Her crocheted Christmas ornaments are cherished to this day.
She is survived by five daughters, Claudette Clements and spouse, Dennis, of Monroe, Constance Pleau of Auburn, Pauline Simmons of Auburn, Lucie Summers and spouse, Park, of Auburn and Terry Bradstreet of Rhode Island; her son, Arthur E. Pleau Jr. of Auburn; 14 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; her caring brother-in-law, Roland Pleau of Lewiston;
a cousin and close friend, Yvette Savard of Auburn; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also predeceased by two children, Constance and Edward; her two brothers, Normand and Roger Martel; brothers-in-law, Leo and George Pleau; sister-in-law, Julie Champagne; and a special person in her life, Valeda Lessard.
The family wishes to especially thank two exceptional people, RN Michelle and CNA Michelle from Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice.
Online condolences may be shared at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.