AUBURN — Therese Marie Baumer, 84, of Lewiston, died Friday morning, Dec. 16, at the Hospice House in Auburn.

She was born in Aldenville, Mass. Oct. 12, 1927, the daughter of Gideon and Eva Gosselin Gagnon. She moved to Lisbon at a young age, where her family maintained a dairy farm, providing her with many wonderful memories. She graduated from St. Bernadette’s School in Lisbon and then the Ava Maria Academy in Sabattus.

She spent many years working for the federal government in a variety of capacities. She worked at the Naval Air Station in Brunswick, as well as the Draft Board and Social Security Administration in Lewiston. Following her retirement, she participated with the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and served as their publicity chair for many years.

In 1947, she married Anton John Baumer of Lisbon Falls. Most of their married life was lived in Lewiston, where they were both active members of the community. Therese was an avid supporter of St. Joseph’s Parish until its closure in 2008 as a member of the Queen’s Guild and often attended Mass daily. She also volunteered at St. Mary’s Hospital for 20 years. She always put family first, creating a supportive environment for her children, grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was committed to the athletic and scholastic accomplishments of her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed spending time with family and friends at her lakeside camp.

She is survived by a daughter, Karen Emmi and husband, Marc, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a son, Jeffrey A. Baumer of Lewiston; granddaughters, Nina, Mary and Megan Emmi and Sara Baumer; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband; three sisters; and four brothers.

Donations and condolences may be accessed online at www.albert-burpee.com.

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