1932 – 2014

LEWISTON — Gertrude F. Bailey, 81, of Lewiston, died unexpectedly on Monday, April 28, at Central Maine Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family and friends.

She was born in Lewiston on Nov. 19, 1932, a daughter of the late Alfred and Roseanna (Matheau) St. Pierre, and had been a resident of this community for most of her life.

She was educated at St. Peter’s, Coburn and Jordan schools. She then attended operating room schooling at Thayer Hospital in Waterville. She was employed as an operating room technician at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center and Central Maine Medical Center for over 40 years, until her retirement in 1996.

Gertrude was a volunteer on the Event Planning Committee at CMMC, an active participant with St. Louis Parish bingo and a parishioner of Holy Cross Church.

She enjoyed shopping, gardening, jewelry and spending time with her family. Gertrude loved playing games, especially Aggravation, Parcheesi, “Go to Heaven” and scat. She was a mentor and teacher of her passion in the operating room. Anyone she ever met felt loved, cared for and touched.

She is survived by her lifelong partner of 45 years, Henry Morin Sr., of Lewiston; one daughter, Joy Bailey and her companion, Lisa Bogdahn, of Falmouth; a stepdaughter, Diane Braley, of Monmouth; a stepson, Henry Morin Jr. and his wife, Sandy, of Lewiston; a sister-in-law, Connie St. Pierre, of Auburn; two grandchildren, Maranda Pennini and her husband, Dan, of Franklin, Mass., and Kyle Landry of Lewiston; and two great-grandchildren, Alexia Landry and Owen Pennini.

She was predeceased by her sister, Jeannette Sirois and her husband, Edward; and by her brother, Romeo St. Pierre.

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

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