AUBURN — Muriel Jane Cormier went to be with her precious Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 13, at the Hospice House on Stetson Road in Auburn.

She was born in Carthage on May 15, 1918, a daughter of the late Lydia Phinney Knox. Muriel was raised by her grandmother, Matilda Ranger. She attended school in Hale. Muriel married Ele J. Cormier Sr. on Dec. 25, 1936 in Mexico. Ele Sr. passed away in June 2008. They were happily married for 71-1/2 years.

Ele and Muriel were charter members of the Dixfield Nazarene Church in which they were very active in many activities and stations for over 50 years. They also were members of the Auburn Nazarene Church in which they also served in many capacities.

Muriel had various hobbies including knitting, crocheting, writing letters, sending various cards and doing word search puzzles. She had resided at Bolster Heights Residential Care Facility of Auburn since August 2007. Prior to that, she and her husband Ele, resided on Minot Avenue in Auburn.

Muriel is survived by her children, Ele Cormier Jr. and his wife, Dolores, of Minot, Joyce Oliverio and husband, Joseph, of Salem, N.H., and Dale Cormier and his wife, Cathy, of Conroe, Texas; two sisters, Evangeline Jackson of Carthage, and Geraldine Virgin and her husband, Stan, of Mexico; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; three step-great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by six brothers; and two sisters.

The family wishes to thank Androscoggin Hospice House of Auburn for all their tender care in her last moments. Also to the many staff members at Bolster Heights who made her transition from her home to the assisted care life easy and comfortable. Muriel was a friend to all and loved everyone.

Family and friends may offer their condolences to the Cormier family by visiting www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

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