LEWISTON — Arlene F. (Lothrop) LeBlanc, formerly of Greene, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 20, at Saint Mary’s d’youville Pavilion.

She was born April 24, 1931, the eldest daughter of the late Harold and Viola (Everett) Lothrop of Poland. She graduated from Mechanic Falls High School, Class of 1949.

She worked for several years at Cushman-Hollis Shoe Co. in Auburn. She married Bernard “Ben” L. LeBlanc on April 11, 1953.

While living in Lewiston, they built a cottage on Allen Pond enjoying many summers there with family and friends. They later built their home on Route 202 in Greene.

In 1968, Arlene and Ben adopted a baby boy, Andre, who added further to their enjoyment of life. Arlene was a great woman who enjoyed being a (grand) mother, wife and homemaker.

Arlene and Ben enjoyed dancing at family gatherings and local dance halls in the area. Even with the progressive illness of Multiple Sclerosis which affected Arlene since 1975, she still enjoyed entertaining with family and friends.

She lost her husband to cancer in 1983. Later one of Ben’s good friends, Roland “Joe Pete” Levesque, became closer friends with Arlene, spending time with and helping her nearly every day until she went to d’youville in 2006.

Arlene met and became great friends with her son’s birth mother, Anita L. Moreau and family in 1998. Arlene was blessed with her first grandson A.J. in 1999 and Auston in 2003 bringing her great joy.

Arlene was a caring, outspoken, sincere lady who loved making people laugh. Arlene received wonderful care while she lived at d’youville, made many wonderful friends with fellow residents and staff alike enriching the later years of her life.

Arlene is survived by her son, Andre; two grandsons, A.J. and Auston, and their mother, Tammy, all of Greene; her brothers, Frederick Lothrop of Chaumont, N.Y., and Roger Lothrop of Otisfield and Corpus Christi, Texas; her four sisters, Louise Roberts, Ruth Verrill, and Nancy Pratt-Knowlton, all of Poland and Diane Cordell of New Gloucester and Henderson, Nev.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ben; father and mother; and brother, Earl.

Family and friends may share their condolence with the LeBlanc family by visting www.thefortingroup.com.

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