1921 – 2015

LEWISTON — Cecile M. Picard, 93, of 100 Campus Ave., Lewiston, died Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Marshwood Nursing Home in Lewiston.

Born in Auburn on Nov. 14, 1921, she was the daughter of Lucien and Yvonne Michaud Samson. Educated in Auburn schools, she married Emile Picard in 1947. Mr. Picard passed away in 2004 after 54 years of marriage.

She was a hard worker her entire life, starting in local shoe shops, then Value House, Raytheon, and finally the sewing room and salad prep at CMMC, where she retired.

She raised two daughters while working many hours of overtime to help put one through college and the other to buy her first car, finally achieving her own dream of owning her own home.

A member of Sacred Heart Church, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, she was a former member of the Children Mary at St. Louis Church.

For many years she enjoyed weekly bingo games with her friends from St. Louis Church, and she loved to knit, crochet and sew, creating handmade memories for family members.

Survivors include two daughters, Therese Ouellette and husband, Richard, of Sabattus and Diane Callis of Lakeshore, Fla.; a sister, Lucienne Samson of Lewiston; three grandsons, Eric, Brian and Craig Gagnon; grandson-in-law, Jess Smith; and a great-grandson, Connor Smith-Gagnon.

Besides her parents and loving husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Reginald and Roger Samson.

Donations and condolences may be accessed online at www.albert-burpee.com.

Guest Book