AUBURN — Aline A. Vallerand Poliquin, 69, of Auburn, passed away peacefully and painlessly Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Androscoggin Hospice House.

Aline was born in Lewiston, May 25, 1942, to Wilfred (Mike) and Annette Morin Vallerand. She was schooled in Lewiston and Auburn and graduated with her husband-to-be from Edward Little High School in 1960. On Oct. 8, 1960, she married Maurice P. Poliquin, and they stayed in Auburn to raise a family.

Aline worked a few day office jobs including Maine Egg Farms and then went to evening waitress jobs to help raise the family because there was no school lunch program. She learned bartending at the Roundhouse from Lenny Belleau (deceased). She soon found her niche and settled in as a well respected person and esteemed bartender at the former Korn Haus-Keller Restaurant for more than 25 years.

Aline loved life and her family and grandchildren deeply. She was fiercely independent and strong willed and just as tolerant, generous and accepting. Aline loved cooking, especially cookies, enjoyed her many cats and all animals, going out to eat, Johnie Walker Black, the Red Sox and the place she loved most, the Friendship Motor Inn in Old Orchard Beach and Sanibel Island.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Maurice; her three sons and their wives, M. Theodore and Debbie Poliquin, Peter M. and Tammy Poliquin and Paul C. and Sheri Poliquin; four grandchildren, Renee, Zachary, Adam and Jamie L. Poliquin; and her only sibling, Connie Dion Poulin of Lewiston and Boca Raton, Fla.

Words are not adequate to convey how much she will be missed and remembered.

Her family thanks all her doctors and caregivers for caring for her with her unrelenting lung cancer; from Maine Med., CMMC Radiation, St. Mary’s Cancer Center, the Patrick Dempsey Center, L&A Internal Medicine, Androscoggin Home Health Care, Androscoggin Home Hospice Care and finally Androscoggin Hospice House and their people, not to exclude anyone, but special thanks to Androscoggin’s nurse, Judy and hospice volunteer, Kit Warner for her exemplary help to Aline and all of her family for accepting and having a deeper understanding of this passage. The Hospice House exceeds their stated mission, values and vision of the healthcare continuum.

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