LEWISTON – Emma C. Roberge, 84, of 751 Washington St., Auburn, died Tuesday, March 3, at d’Youville Pavilion, after a short illness.

She was born in Lewiston, on March 12, 1924, the daughter of Emmanuel J. and Malvina (Lizotte) Cote and had been a resident of this community all of her life. She married Henry A. Roberge, and he died in April 1982.

She was employed for many years at the Bates Mill, until her retirement in 1962. Prior to her retirement, she became a homemaker to raise her family.

She enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening and watching her soap operas. She was a loving and caring mother. She was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church.

She is survived by one son, Robert Roberge and his wife, Terri, of Las Vegas, Nev.; three daughters, Marie Brown and her husband, Steve, of Dallas, N.C., Pauline Roberge of Lewiston and Doris Berube and her husband, Bert, of San Antonio, Texas; eight grandchildren, Kathy and Michael Baril, Brandon Berube, Cheryl Small and Shawn, Sharon, Alan and Daniel Roberge; seven great-grandchildren, Sagan and Zachary Small, Bethany and Chloe Baril, Isiah Roberge, Alexander Thelen and Richard Knox; several brothers and sisters; and many nieces and nephews.

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