AUBURN – Cecile Leclerc Methot Danais passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, after a short illness.

She was born in Canada, on Oct. 1, 1923, one of nine children of Joseph Joachim Leclerc and Marie Levesque Leclerc. She graduated from Mount St. Marie High School and then College Marguerite Bourgeoys in Montreal, Canada, where she was awarded an associate degree in letters.

While a college student, she met Francois P. Methot, M.D., and they were married on Nov. 27, 1943. She accompanied her new husband to Lewiston, where he established his medical practice. She quickly became fluently bilingual and settled into their new community. Together they had three children and enjoyed their summers at Tacoma Lakes. He predeceased her in 1962.

In 1982, she married Edouard Danais, M.D., of Berlin, N.H. She made her home with him in Berlin, until his death in 1989. She then chose to stay in Berlin in her mountainside condominium which she loved. She returned to Maine in August 2007, when she became a resident of Schooner Estates in Auburn. She was there until her recent illness, where she enjoyed the friendship of the staff and her dining room companions.

She is survived by her three children, Jacqueline Methot Bate of Auburn and her companion, Robert Thompson, of Westbrook, Suzanne Methot Auble of Centreville, Va., and Claude Methot and his wife, Janice, of Portland; her stepchildren, Marcel Danais and his wife, Gertrude, of Berlin, N.H., Guy Danais and his wife, Jeanne, of Plymouth, Mass., and Suzanne Danais Lemieux and her husband, Raymond Lemieux, of Gorham, N.H.; she was fond of her grandchildren, Karen Bate-Pelletier and her husband, Timothy Pelletier, Renay Galati and her husband, Michael Galati, of Centreville, Va., and John Bate and his companion, Erin DeMars, of Lewiston; her step-grandchildren, Michael Danais and his wife, Karla, Nicole Danais and her husband, Jean, Robert Danais, Daniel Danais and Luc Lemieux; great-grandchildren, AnneMarie Galati of Virginia, and Jillian Pelletier of Lewiston; six step-great-grandchildren; her sister, Esther Leclerc Ouellette Kateley of Naples, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Frank Methot; her second husband, Edouard Danais; and her siblings, Jean Baptiste, Germain, Yvon, Yvonne, Henriette, Madeleine and Lucille.

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