LEWISTON — Joanne L. Berube, 63, of Lewiston, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 25, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, with her daughter by her side.

She was born in Lewiston, July 16, 1949, the daughter of Frank Sr. and Muriel (Fish) Sawyer and had been a resident of this community all of her life.

She married Paul Berube on June 28, 1984; and he died on Aug. 19, 2010. She was employed for many years in the local shoe industry in the packing department.

Joanne was very happy being with her family. She loved to read, watch television and loved to play shuffle bowl at the ACME Club.

She is survived by her parents, Frank Sr. and Muriel Sawyer of Lewiston; one daughter, Jenny Merrill and her husband, Robert II, of Leeds; three granddaughters, Shelby and Sabrina Mitchell and Paige Merrill; two sisters, Joyce Lessard and her husband, Robert, of Greene and Robin St. Laurent of Leeds; and four brothers, Corey Sawyer and his wife, Lori, of Sabattus, Frank Sawyer Jr. of Pasadena, Texas, Steve Sawyer of Lewiston and Larry Sawyer of Andover, N.H.

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

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