1924 – 2014

LEWISTON — Therese Fernande Labrie, 90, a longtime resident of Auburn, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Russell Park Manor.

She was born in Lewiston, the daughter of the late Robert and Emilia Bergeron Gagnon. She was educated in Lewiston schools and was married on Feb. 2, 1946, to Robert Omer Labrie.

Prior to her retirement in 1990, she was employed at Etonic Shoe. She was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish at Sacred Heart Church.

Therese enjoyed not only playing cribbage, but teaching generations how to play the game and win (but not against her). She loved taking walks with her husband, lying in the sunshine and cooking “Memere’s soup.” Therese loved watching the Game Show Network, wrestling and the Red Sox, while sitting in her rocker, TV remote in hand.

She will be remembered as Robert’s “girl” and his best friend, a chief among chiefs, a loving and warm grandmother and a hardworking woman with amazing attention to detail. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren will remember the bright red lipstick stains she left on our cheeks and wish we could have just one more. She leaves behind a legacy of love and deep commitment that will last for many generations to come.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, nine months and 11 days, Robert, of Auburn; a daughter, Claire Strickland and husband, Terry, of Old Town; a son, Donald Labrie and wife, Terri, of LaVista, Neb.; seven grandchildren, Daniel Morrell and wife, Jennifer, James Morrell and wife, Erin, Jonathan Pratt and wife, Dorianna, Nicole Lawrence and husband, Peter, Jennifer Labrie-Pereira and husband, Will, Michael Morrell and wife, Erin, and Heather Noyes and husband, Chris; 10 great-grandchildren, Alexandar, Ashley, Bailey, Zackary, Ayla, Madelain, Liam, Emilie, Sophie and Charles.

She was predeceased by two daughters, Jeannine and Suzanne Labrie; and great-granddaughter, Jillian Morrell.

You are invited to share your condolences with the Labrie family by visiting their guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

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