LEWISTON – Anita Y. Larochelle, 70, of 186 Rosedale St., passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning, April 15, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Lewiston on Aug. 2, 1933, the daughter of Lucien and Marie Anne (Sirois) Angers. She attended St. Peter’s School and later graduated from St. Dominic’s Regional High School in 1952.

Having spent most of her life at home raising her children, Anita was also a longtime employee of Pepperell Mill. She later worked several years at Bradlees Department Store.

She was a member of Holy Cross Church, where she was active as a greeter before Mass, and was a member of Holy Cross Senior Citizens.

Anita cherished spending time with her family, gardening, and making crafts.

She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband Aurelien “Babe” Larochelle of Lewiston, whom she married on July 4, 1959; her two daughters, Suzanne Larochelle of Lewiston, and Sonia Whitehouse and her husband Timothy of Sanford; her three sons, Andre Larochelle and his wife Lee of Stamford, N.Y., Brian Larochelle, and Denis Larochelle, both of Lewiston; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Bellemore and her husband Adam of Auburn, who are expecting Anita’s first great-grandson, Aurelie Delcourt of Portland, Renee and Aaron Delcourt, both of Lewiston, and Anna, Tatum, and Cedric Larochelle, all of Stamford, N.Y. She is also survived by her sister, Rita Angers of Lewiston; and her two brothers, Leonard Angers and his wife Jackie, and Normand Angers, all of Lewiston; and by many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, Stephen, who died in 1969.

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