1937 – 2016

LEWISTON — Shirley M. Giguere, 79, of Auburn passed away bravely and courageously on Thursday, Sept. 1, at Cejntral Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

She was born in Lewiston on Aug. 7, 1937, a daughter of the late Romeo and Florence (Huard) Caron. She grew up in the Lewiston area and attended local schools.

On Dec. 18, 1954, she married Raymond L. Giguere Sr. in Lewiston and the two started a family together. During that time, Shirley worked for 20 years in the shoe industry for various shoe companies while still raising and tending to her family. She was a previous member of St. Louis Church in Auburn and more currently Sacred Heart Church, also in Auburn.

She will always be remembered for her love of playing Beano, cards, cooking and canning. She also loved spending any time she could with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She always enjoyed the cooking of Brenda, John Todd and Steve, her driver.

Shirley is survived by her children, Jacqueline Howes of Lewiston, Daniel Giguere and his wife, Margaret, of Auburn, Diane Todd and her husband, John Sr., of Lewiston, Leo Giguere of South Carolina, Debra St. Onge and her husband, Bruce Sr., of Auburn and Raymond Giguere Jr. and his wife, Brenda, of Auburn. She also leaves her 12 grandchildren, Glenn Ritchie, Crystal Howes, Sherri Sylvester, John Todd Jr., Valene St. Onge, Jeanetta Todd, Bruce St. Onge Jr., Rianna Roewer, Ali Giguere, Jenny Gleason, and Andrea and Holly Roewer; as well as her nine great-grandchildren, Bryson Howes, Kaylyn Ritchie, Adrianna Martinez, Trevin Ritchie, Mackenzie Sylvester, Makayla Estes, McKenna Sylvester, Divine Williams and Amani Perry. Shirley will also be missed by her sister, Lorraine Ducharme and her husband, Bob, along with their extended family; her cousins, Bernice Clevette and Dick Caron; and her godchild, Gerry Ducharme.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, Raymond Giguere Sr. in 1997; a daughter, Cecile Marie Giguere; and her brother, Richard Caron.

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staffs of both CMMC and Clover Manor for the care, kindness and compassion they showed Shirley through the years up until the present. She was known as having many “favorites” when it came to her nurses and doctors.

She will be sadly missed.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

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