1921 – 2016

LEWISTON — Rita L. Vallee, 94, of Lewiston died on Thursday, July 14, at d’Youville Pavilion surrounded by her loving family following a long illness.

She was born in Lewiston on Oct. 21, 1921, the daughter of the late Josephat and Marianne (Fortier) Thibodeau and had been a resident of this community all of her life.

She was educated in Lewiston schools. She was employed as a floor lady in the local shoe industry for many years until her retirement.

She married Laureat Vallee in May 1948; and he died in January 1975.

She was a member of the Ladies of St. Anne and a parishioner of Holy Cross Church.

Rita was a loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by one daughter, Therese Roy and her husband, Marc, of Lewiston; one son, Robert Vallee and his wife, Claire, of Lewiston; four grandchildren, Cindy Smith, Steven Vallee, and Brian and Timothy Roy; four great-grandchildren, Stella and Tyler Smith and Alexander and Elizabeth Vallee; a sister-in-law, Jenelle Thibodeau of Lewiston; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, Leo, Gerard and Rosaire Thibodeau.

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

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