LEWISTON — Muriel (Brissette) Picard, 87, a resident of Lewiston died Sunday, Jan. 6, at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion, following a long illness with her loving family by her side.

She was born in Lewiston, July 10, 1925, the daughter of Theodule and Bernadette (Deblois) Brissette. On Sept. 25, 1948, she married Marcel Henry Picard.

Muriel worked in the local shoe industry, and Raytheon’s but most of her life was dedicated to being a home-maker, mother and grandmother. Muriel was memere to 12 grandchildren as well as many family friends who considered her their memere. She was grand-memere to 24 great-grandchildren.

She loved shopping and going to garage sales as well as spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a wonderful story-teller, and was known to her grandchildren for her famous chocolate velvets, and her backrubs.

Survivors include a brother, Joe Brissette; three daughters, Joanne Langlois and husband, Marcel, Susan Rouleau, Jacqueline Pare and husband Rejean; 12 grandchildren, Michael Langlois and Krissy, Scott Langlois and Julie Daniels, Jim Langlois, Bob Langlois and Jolene, David Langlois and Leanne, Tom Langlois and Erica, Todd Gendron, John Gendron and Rachel, Tracy Turner and Mark, Nathan Pare and Kristina, Jennifer Pare and Alex Pare; 24 great-grandchildren; as well as three sisters-in-law, Simone and Jolene Brissette, as well as Cecile Picard; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, Marcel, she was predeceased by a granddaughter-in-law, Kylee Gendron; son-in-law, George Rouleau; two brothers, Raymond and Bob Brissette; two sisters, Simone Picard and Tony Berube; as well as granddaughter, Lynn; and great-grandson, Colby.

The family would like to thank all the staff on 4-East at d’Youville Pavilion and all her physicians, but especially Dr. Pandey for her wonderful care.

Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com.

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