1935 – 2014

AUBURN—Marguerite Rosilda Paradis Bonenfant, 78, of 426 East Ave., Lewiston, died Monday, June 30, at the Hospice House in Auburn.

She was born in Lewiston on Dec. 20, 1935, the daughter of Ernest and Corilda Lamoureaux Paradis. Educated in local schools, she was a graduate of St. Dominic High School, Class of ’54.

On May 3, 1958, she married Ronald P. Bonenfant, and they made their home and raised six children in Lewiston.

A dedicated homemaker, she also worked for many years in various secretarial positions, and retired as a patient service representative from Medaphis in 2000.

Maggie enjoyed the simple things in life; being outdoors, gardening, attending her grandchildren’s many school, dance, and sporting events, and surrounding herself with family. She was a member of the former St. Patrick’s Parish.

She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years; four sons, Gerard and wife, Michele, of Monmouth, Daniel and wife, Barbara, of Whitefield, Marc and wife, Denise, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Thomas and companion, Karen Breen, of Greenland, N.H.; two daughters, Anne Marie and husband, Michael Earle, of Eddington, and Suzanne and husband, Arthur Labbe, of Auburn; a brother, Jean-Marie Paradis of Scarborough; 13 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters.

The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice House and Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Services, especially Cindy Brown, RN, for all the care they gave Maggie during her final illness.

Donations, condolences, and a video tribute may be accessed online at www.albert-burpee.com.

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