LEWISTON – Laurette Metayer, 78, of the Chapman House in Auburn, and formally of 20 Coburn St., Lewiston, died Friday, May 22, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center with her family at her side.

Laurette was born in Lewiston on March 20, 1931, a daughter of the late Lillian (Simoneau) and Henri Dupere. She was educated in Lewiston schools.

She worked in the shoe industry for many years, employed as a stitcher with Arno Moc. Laurette left the shoe industry to marry Roland Metayer and become a loving mother to his daughter, Kelly.

For many years Laurette enjoyed being a homemaker, a mother and a loving grandmother to Christopher and BJ.

She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and playing cards. In her later years, she enjoyed spending winters in Florida, where she hosted her daughter and family.

She will be remembered for the mother-daughter fashions she created, and the pride that she had when she and Kelly would look alike, her sense of fashion and her daring to try new and interesting recipes, which she would try on her willing son-in-law, Bill. Christopher and BJ will remember her for the special times they shared with their “Memere Lewiston.”

Laurette is survived by her daughter, Kelly and her husband, Bill Nadeau; two grandsons, Christopher Nadeau and his wife, Jennifer, and William (BJ) Nadeau; two sisters, Lucille Goudreau and Mrs. Joan (Arthur) Malenfant; several nieces and nephews; and her former husband, Roland Metayer.

A heartfelt thanks to Dr. Bell and Mary of the St. Mary’s emergency room and the staff of C2. A special thanks to Dr. Richard Kappelmann for the loving care of Laurette.

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