1927 – 2015

AUBURN — Adele O. Gagnon, 88, a resident of Auburn, passed away on Friday, Oct. 2, at Clover Manor.

She was born in Brunswick in 1927, the daughter of the late Alfred and Bella (Poulin) Coulombe Sr. She was raised in Topsham and attended St. John’s School in Brunswick.

Adele moved to Lewiston in 1951 and worked at Bates Mill and later on at Pioneer Plastics, where she retired after 19 years of service.

On Jan. 30, 1954, she married Normand H. Gagnon and together they made a home and raised a family in Auburn.

She enjoyed traveling with family and friends. Canada, Florida,

Chicago and Las Vegas were her most favorite. She was an avid knitter and made countless baby sweaters, booties,

blankets, hats and mittens for friends, family and relatives over the years, as well as crocheting and sewing clothes for her children while they were growing up. It was not uncommon for her to get together with her sisters and friends to have a knitting and craft circle.

After retirement she enjoyed bowling and playing Beano with her late husband always by her side until health reasons could no longer allow. She belonged to Sacred Heart Parish, the Golden Age Club, New Auburn Seniors and Circle Du St. Sacrement.

Survivors include two daughters, Vicky Black of Poland, Monique Gagnon and companion, Brett Hinkley, of Auburn; a son, Michael Gagnon and his wife, Annette, of Auburn; five grandchildren, Nia, Joshua, Renee, Andrew and Emily; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Chanel Coulombe and

wife, Rita, of Topsham; a sister, Madeleine Menard of Lisbon; sisters-in-law, Rita Coulombe of Chicago and Nancy Coulombe; a brother-in-law, John Stiffler; and countless nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; brothers, Jacques, Gustave and Alfred Coulombe Jr.; sisters, Monique Leclerc and Marie Stiffler.

The family would like to thank all the countless “angels” as she

would call them, at Clover Manor for the love, care and dedication given to her during her residence there.

Online condolences and sharing memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com.

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