1927 – 2014

AUBURN — Priscilla T. Hemond, 86, of Minot, died Friday, April 25, at the Hospice House, with her loving family by her side.

She was born in Lewiston on Sept. 29, 1927, to Frank and Lucienne (Hamel) Fournier. She attended school in Lewiston and worked in the Bates mills. In 1949, she married John P. Hemond at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lewiston. They purchased the dairy farm from John’s parents in 1962 and ran their own excavation business. She was also a past member of the Maine Iris Society and the United Maine Craftsmen.

In the early 1980s, Priscilla and her husband retired from dairy farming and excavation, and then started Hemond’s Greenhouse and Priscilla’s Pantry business, and participated in craft fairs, which she enjoyed very much. She especially enjoyed canning pickles, jams, jellies and salsas, and making different types of fudge.

She was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish at Sacred Heart Church in Auburn.

Priscilla is survived by four sons, John A. and wife, Irene, Peter and wife, Lisa, Michael and wife, Tracy, and James and wife, Beverly; three daughters, Diane Demers and husband, Maurice, Pauline Grenier and husband, Lucien, and Roseanne Campbell and husband, Ron, all of Minot; 17 grandchildren, Paul Hemond, Annette Caron, Priscilla D. Hemond, John Demers, Roger Demers, Maurice Demers, Daniel Demers, Richard Grenier, Jennifer Grenier, Laura Hemond, Nathaniel Hemond, Angela Brown, Gregory Campbell, Travis Hemond, Nicholas Hemond, Tyler Hemond and Kevin Hemond; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Noella Hemond and Theresa Patry, both of Minot, and Anne Hemond of Scarborough; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, John; a sister, Rita; and a brother, Edward Fournier.

Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.

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