1931 – 2014

LEWISTON — Gabrielle C. Violette, 82, of Auburn, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Central Maine Medical Center.

She was born in Lewiston, a daughter of Romeo and Rose Dionne. She was educated in Lewiston schools and was married on Oct. 23, 1948, to Francis D. Violette.

Gabrielle was a dedicated mom who raised her seven children and nurtured a home where all were welcome. She enjoyed her time spent outdoors with family and neighbors and she will be sadly missed by all who she touched in life.

She is survived by her loving sister, Dorothy Violette; two daughters, Susan Palange and husband, Andrew, of Lewiston and Gail Coolidge and husband, Charles, of Auburn; three sons, David Violette and wife, Kristina, of Lewiston, Steven Violette and wife, Karen, of New Hampshire and Gary Violette of Massachusetts; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Francis, in 2007; her son, Daniel Violette, in 1989; her daughter, Sandra Gammon, in 2010; and three sisters, Jeannette Violette, Muriel Caron and Alice Veilleux.

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