1921 – 2015

AUBURN — Lucia A. Binette, 93, of Lewiston was in peace with Jesus on Saturday, May 2.

She passed away peacefully among family members at Androscoggin Hospice House after a brief illness.

Lucia was born in New Brunswick, Canada, on Oct. 31, 1921, and was raised in Eagle Lake from her infancy to her late teens before moving to Lewiston.

She was the daughter of Germain and Cecile Dube Saucier.

After settling with siblings, she went to work in local footwear manufacturing. She then met the love of her life, Albert R. Binette, and they were married on Nov. 22, 1941, and were together until his passing in February 2000. She also had spent the past several years of her employment life with Bates College.

They raised two children who survive her, Constance of Lewiston and Donald of Durham. Lucia remained in the same house, one that she and Albert built, for more than 61 years. Although they never had grandchildren, she and Albert were blessed with dozens of nieces and nephews, and an innumerable amount of grandnieces and grandnephews, for whom she always expressed a great love.

Having come from a large family and living to the age of 93, she outlived most of her siblings.

She is also survived by a sister, Regina Carey of Auburn; a brother, Theo Saucier of Presque Isle; a brother-in-law, Leo Binette of Auburn; and special friend, Hazel Binette, also of Auburn.

Lucia was predeceased by brothers Olivier, Francois, Fred, Elias, Camille; and sisters, Olivia, Leona and Gloria and all of their spouses.

Although she loved all those nieces and nephews equally, she did want to express a special mention to her three godchildren, Rita L. Dube, Gail L. McGray and Albert R. Parent.

A special shout of thanks to grandniece, Tina and her children, Savanna and Bret, for all they’ve done for Mom over the past few months.

In her final days, Lucia was able to answer many questions about her life and probably the most important question was, “Do you believe that Jesus is your Savior?” Her whispered response was, “Most definitely.”

Lucia is now truly at peace with the Lord and is truly reunited with Albert.

She was a greatly loved lady, evidenced by all the visitors she received in her latter days. We love you, Mom, and thank you for everything.

We’d like to thank the staffs of St. Mary’s Unit 2-C and the Hospice House for their outstanding service and care.

Online condolences and photo gallery at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.