AUBURN — Regina E. Lawler, 95, of Auburn died Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin with her family by her side.

She was born in Old Town, July 25, 1917, the daughter of the late Dominique and Eva (Talon) LaRose.

She was a graduate of Edward Little High School, Class of 1936. She then started a family that grew to 14 children, where she was a full time mom until she started a career as the assistant manager at Oak Park, where she was also the first resident in 1984.

She was a parishioner at the former St. Joseph’s Church for many years. She was an avid traveler which included Florida, Europe and Israel. She was past Madame President of the fraternal order of Eagles Auxiliary, member of the voter registration of Auburn, member of the Red Hat Society and the Rebekahs. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, fishing and spending time at the family island. She began driving an automobile at the age of 60, and at age 85, she completed the computer for seniors course where she learned to email and surf the web.

She is survived by seven sons, J. John Lawler and his wife, Susan, of Lincoln, R.I., William T. Lawler and his wife, Aldea, of Turner, Patrick R. Lawler and his wife, Betty of Niceville, Fla., Dennis B. Lawler and his wife, Anne, of Auburn, James D. Lawler and his wife, Pandora, of Auburn, Gary J. Lawler and his wife, Norma, of Topsham and Roland O. Lawler of Biddeford; six daughters, Anita M. Hamel of Lewiston, Ruth E. and her husband, John Eliot, of Auburn, Evelyn M. and her husband, David Roy, of Turner, Maureen R. and her husband, Gary Campbell, of Lewiston, June M. and her husband, Don Timpany, of Sabattus and Judy M. and her husband, Ronald Ducharme, of Winslow; a daughter-in-law, Suzanne Lawler of Largo, Fla.; 32 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a half sister, Florence Cote; three half brothers, Marcel, Raymond and George Cote; and a very close cousin, Dolly Burns.

She was predeceased by a son, Michael Lawler; her former husband, Joseph J. Lawler; and her companion, Roland Dumais.

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