LISBON — Lillian M. Cloutier, 94, of Hogan Road, Lewiston passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, Jan. 10, at the Lamp Alzheimer’s Residential Home.

She was born in Old Town, July 21, 1916, the daughter of Israel and Adeline (Duplessis) Paradis. Her mother died when Lillian was 2. Her father later married Amelia Dionne, who was a loving second mother.

Lillian graduated from Lewiston High School in 1934. She married the love of her life and soulmate Irenee Cloutier on Oct. 24, 1942, and they shared 42 wonderful years together.

In the early years, she worked as a spinner first at the Continental Mill and later at the Hill Mill in Lewiston. She also worked several years at Bates College until her retirement in the early 1980s.

She was a communicant at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, a member of the Legion of Mary, St. Vincent de Paul, the Ladies of St. Anne’s Sodality and the Divine Providence Prayer Group.

She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, playing cards and crocheting; cooking and baking for her family were her specialties.

Lillian was a kind and gentle person always willing to help others. She was a great role model for her children and grandchildren. She lived her motto of “Do unto others what you would have them do unto you.”

She is survived by her children, Patricia Gilbert of Auburn, Diane Roy and her husband, Patrice, of Rumford and Ronald Cloutier of Tupper Lake, N.Y.; grandchildren, Michael Roy and his companion, Jill Satalin, of Syracuse, N.Y., Shawn Gilbert of South Portland, Scott Roy and his wife, Omayra, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Heidi and her husband, Michael McKenney, of Auburn, Kevin Roy and his wife, Gretchen, of Roanoke, Va., and Renee and Andrew Cloutier of Tupper Lake, N.Y.; great-grandchildren, Caden Gilbert, Joanne Roy and Johnpaul Roy; cousin and adopted sister, Virginia Gagne and her husband, Raymond; sister-in-law, Theresa and her husband, Millard Brower; and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Irenee; a sister and brother, who died at a young age; her parents, Israel and Adeline; her stepmother, Amelia; her sisters-in-law, Irene Elie and Yvette Bolduc; and her brothers-in-law, Herve Cloutier and Normand Elie.

We give special thanks to her longtime doctor, Michael Boulanger, the wonderful care providers at Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, especially Jeannette Hilz and the caring staff at the Lamp Alzheimer’s Residential Home.

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