AUBURN – Gabrielle Elise Bouchard, 86, formerly of 20 Great Falls Plaza Esplanade, and Maison Marcotte, died Sunday, April 12, at Hospice House with her family by her side.

She was born in Lewiston, March 24, 1923, a daughter of the late Alfred and Rose Eva Thibault St. Pierre. She was educated in Lewiston schools and attended Lewiston High School. She was married to Gilbert Bouchard June 26, 1943. He died Sept. 22, 1992.

She was employed for many years at the Bates Mill and was a long-time election clerk for the city of Lewiston, Ward 7. She was a member of the Prince of Peace Parish at Holy Cross Church, Holy Cross Seniors, Association Canados-Americaine, St. Mary’s Patronesses and the Cursillo de Colores.

She loved her time spent at Camp Ellis in Saco, dining out, and going on “road trips.” She especially enjoyed her time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends.

Mom will be remembered for her unending compassion for all who were in need, whether it was a visit or a prayer.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Louise St. Pierre and her husband, Henri, of Auburn and Pauline Gilbert and friend, Ed Fadel, of Lewiston; two sons, Gerald Bouchard and wife, Carol, of Merrimack, N.H., and Donald Bouchard and wife, Patricia, of Lewiston; her grandchildren, Stephen Bouchard and wife, Sue, David St. Pierre and wife, Sue, Denise Iaia and husband, Bart, Michelle Arpin and husband, Matt, Heather and Wade Foster, and Jamie and Timmy Gilbert; 12 great-grandchildren, Hannah Bouchard, Brieanne and Gianna Iaia, Sydney, Andrea and Ethan St. Pierre, Caroline, William and Andrew Arpin, Garrett, Pamela and Logan Foster; several nieces and nephews; and former son-in-law, Jeff Gilbert.

She was predeceased by a sister, Pauline Allard; and three brothers, the Rev. Romeo St. Pierre, Lionel and George St. Pierre.

The family thanks Dr. Desoi and staff at the Auburn Kidney Center, Dr. Roger Austin and staff at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice. A special thanks to Denise Morin of “Connected Touch” of Casco.

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