1923 – 2014

AUBURN — Rita M. Dube, 91, of Auburn, formerly of Webster St., Lewiston, died Friday, Oct. 3, at the Hospice House.

She was born in Lewiston on Feb. 14, 1923, daughter of the late Arthur and Mazie Deschamps Ouellette. She graduated from Edward Little High School in 1940 and Acme Business College in 1941.

On Nov. 23, 1944, she married Charles R. Dube, who predeceased her, Oct. 17, 2003. Rita was a bookkeeper for the family-owned business, Dube Gravel Co., until her retirement in 1985. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church, Covenant 50, Horizon 55 and the former St. Mary’s Hospital Patronesses and A.A.R.P.

She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her.

She is survived by a daughter, Charlene Bilodeau and husband, Louis, of S. Carolina; a son, Richard R. Dube and wife, Elaine, of Lewiston; 10 grandchildren, Brian Dube and wife, Brandy, John Dube and wife, Melanie, Christopher Dube and wife, Danielle, Shawn Bilodeau and wife, Michelle, Kevin Bilodeau and companion, Brooke Pinkham, Kelley Silver and husband, Justin, Carole Cowell and husband, David, Rodney Bergeron and wife Michelle, Donna Tardif and husband, Scott, and Jennifer Mower and husband, Thomas; 19 great-grandchildren, Lauren Chouinard, Brianne and Leah Dube, Isabelle and Hannah Dube, Alexandria Bergeron, Jacob, Josh and Jillian Bergeron, Nicholas Tardif, Juliana Tardif, Owen and Serena Mower, Cameron, Nolan, Jordynn and Landon Bilodeau, Kayla and Matthew Silver; a devoted sister, Jane Hamel and husband, Roland, of Lewiston; a son-in-law, Eugene Bergeron; a special niece, Diane Cormier; special nephew, Donald Hamel and a longtime friend and hairdresser, Phyllis Fitzpatrick.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Lorraine Bergeron Moore on Jan. 11, 2000; and a brother Ernest Ouellette.

Special thanks are extended by the family to Clover Manor and Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice for their excellent care.

You are invited to share your condolences with the Dube family by visiting their guestbook at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

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