LEWISTON — Vivien G. Karkos, 83, longtime resident of Park Street in Lisbon, died Sunday, Feb. 26, at d’Youville Pavilion, with family at her side.

She was born in Lisbon, Aug. 30, 1928, one of five children born to the late Albert G. and Blanche E. (Dube) Therrien. Vivien received her education at St. Bernadette School in Lisbon and remained a lifelong resident of this community. On Aug. 31, 1946, she married Mr. Frank Karkos and together settled in Lisbon to raise their family. He predeceased her on Feb. 23, 1996.

Mrs. Karkos worked 50 years in the Lisbon community textile industry as a weaver, spending the majority of those years at J.P. Stevens, Worumbo Mill and later at Miller Industries, Farnsworth Mill in Lisbon Center, until her retirement on June 13, 1995.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Parish and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Coombs-Mountfort Post 158 in Lisbon. Among her favorite enjoyments were spending time with her family and vacationing and spending time each year for 53 years at Small Point.

She was a loving, devoted and hard-working wife, mother and grandmother, who will be dearly missed.

She leaves two daughters, Phyllis Gorey and husband, Wayne, of Lisbon Falls and Linda Champagne and husband, Ray, of Topsham; three grandchildren, Jessica Gorey Mayol and husband, Ben, Jonathan Higgins and wife, Kathy and Katrina Champagne; a great-granddaughter, Piper Higgins; her sister, Pat Gravel of Lisbon Falls; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Karkos; two sisters, Rosa Dube and Irene Jacques; and a brother, Elie Therrien.

You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the Karkos family by visiting their online guest book at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com.

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