Marie V. Tancrel

1914 — 2009

Auburn — Marie V. Tancrel, 95, of Montello Heights, 550 College St., Lewiston, passed away Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice.

She was born in Berlin, N.H., on June 23, 1914, the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Rouleau Delorge. She was educated in Berlin schools and graduated from St. Regis Academy in 1933. On Feb. 26, 1938, she married Raoul G. “Ralph” Tancrel, who predeceased her on March 31, 1991. Prior to her retirement in 1967, she was employed many years in the packing room at the former Clark Shoe Company in Auburn.

She sold her home at 90 Biron Avenue in 1998 and moved to her new apartment at Montello Heights. She especially enjoyed living there where she made many new friends and took an active part in all the activities, socials and functions.

Marie was a longtime member of the Holy Cross Church and the Holy Cross Seniors. She enjoyed making crafts, playing cards, beano, volunteering at the Holy Cross School cafeteria and attending numerous family gatherings. She cherished the memories of the many summers spent, along with her husband, family and friends, at Old Orchard Beach where she and her husband maintained a summer home.

She is survived by a sister, Madeleine Reny and her husband, Gerard, of Lewiston, and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a sister, Olive McKay.

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