1917 – 2014

LEWISTON/BANGOR — Chantal (Dube) Gosselin, a longtime resident of King Avenue in Lewiston, and recently of the Sarah Frye Home in Auburn and Eastside Living and Rehab Center in Bangor, died Wednesday, March 5, at the age of 96.

She was born on Sept. 3, 1917, a daughter of Joseph and Pamela (Poulin) Dube. In 1947, Chantal married Arthur Gosselin of Berlin, N.H.; Arthur died in 1992. Chantal also was predeceased by her parents; her brothers, Armand, Roger and Fernand “Charlie”; and her sisters, Cecile, Loretta, Yvette Castonguay, Simone Stephenson and Theresa Albert.

Chantal passed up the opportunity to continue her formal education in high school. Instead, she lied about her age and entered the workforce in the shoe industry. Of the several places that employed her, she had fondest memories of her time at Belgrade Shoe Co., in Auburn and Charles Eaton Shoe. She was especially proud of her time spent as a welder at Bath Iron Works during World War II.

In addition to her youngest brother, Conrad Dube of Sabattus, Chantal is survived by her two children: her son, Michael and his wife, Elizabeth “Polly,” of Oakland, and daughter, Christine Greene and her husband, Garry, of Hampden; and her four grandsons, Anthony Gosselin and his wife, Jaime, of Berkeley, Calif., Nicholas Gosselin of Waltham, Mass., and his fiancée, Amanda Miller, Jonathan Greene and his wife, Stefanie, of Rockland, Mass., and Joseph Greene of Portland. Chantal is also survived by one great-granddaughter, Riley Mae Gosselin, of Berkeley, Calif.

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