1924 – 2013

LEWISTON —Muriel Y. Bonin, 89, of 12 Goffee St., Lewiston, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at her home on Wednesday, June 26.

She was born in Lewiston on June 19, 1924, the daughter of Emile and Yvonne Laflamme Cailler. Educated in local schools, she worked at area mills during her younger years, including the Pepperell Mill. On Sept. 25, 1948, she married Emile L. Bonin, the love of her life, who passed away on May 11, 2000.

She was a member of Saints Peter & Paul Basilica, Prince of Peace Parish, and the Ladies of St. Anne. She enjoyed knitting slippers and socks for everyone, cooking and had a love for holidays, especially the Fourth of July and Christmas. The greatest joy in her life came from time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was known as “Memere” to many.

Survivors include three daughters, Rita Y. Dillingham of Lewiston, Diane L. Bouchard of Lewiston and Rachel S. Knight of Sabattus; a sister, Rita Roy of Lewiston; four grandchildren, Jason, Shawn and Ryan Bouchard and Chantel Gayton; and five great-granchildren, Daimian Francis, Marcus, Jordan, Jaymason and Alayna Bouchard. She also leaves a cousin and special friend, Anita and Al Landry of Lewiston, and Velma Morneau of Florida.

Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law, Emilien and Francoise Cailler; brother-in-law, Leo Roy; sons-in-law, Jeff Dillingham and James Knight; and an infant son, Roger.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice for the compassionate care they provided. Donations, condolences and a video tribute may be accessed online at www.albert-burpee.com.

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