LEWISTON — Emelia A. Dubois, 88, of Lewiston died Thursday, March 2, at Woodlands Memory Care in Lewiston, where she had been a resident since November 2015.

Born in Canada on Oct. 16, 1928, she was the daughter of Alexander and Olivia Lavoie Dube. Educated in Canadian schools, she moved to the local area as a young woman, and worked for several years as a housekeeper for the Biggs family of Turner, and then in local shoe shops. In September 1952, she married Bertrand A. Dubois, who passed away in 2006. In 1969, she and her husband purchased Quality Market on College Street in Lewiston, and owned and operated it for many years.

She was a dedicated mother and homemaker, famous for her cheesecake, and loved to garden and putter in her backyard. She was a member of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Prince of Peace Parish.

She is survived by two sons, Gary and wife, Arlene, of Lewiston, and Ronald and wife, Patricia, of Lewiston; a brother, Philip Dube and wife, Georgette, of Coaticook, Canada; two sisters, Rose and husband, Lucien Cazabonne, of Drummondville, Canada, and Yolande Deschaines of Drummondville, Canada; six grandchildren, Jennifer Leonard, Vicki and husband, Jason Cote, Nathan Dukhey and wife, Valerie, Christina Martin, Brandon Dubois and wife, Jenna, and Ryan Dubois; and 13 great-grandchildren, with one on the way.

Condolences and a video tribute may be found online at www.albert-burpee.com.

Emelia A. Dubois

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