AUBURN — Therese D. Valliere, 94, formerly of Lewiston, died Wednesday, May 17, at the Androscoggin Hospice House with her family by her side.

Born in Biddeford on Dec. 8, 1922, a daughter of the late Hermenegilde and Fedora Gagne Drouin, she was educated at St. Joseph’s School in Biddeford. She was married to Leopold Valliere who died in 2006. Mrs. Valliere was a member of the Prince of Peace Parish at Holy Family Church, K of C Wallace Assembly 4th Degree Auxiliary and Lewiston Senior Citizens. She was an avid collector of the “Cats Meow Village” which are miniature houses. Her most enjoyable time was spending time with her family and she liked watching “The Young and the Restless.”

She is survived by three daughters, Pauline Bouchard and husband, Roland, of Lewiston, Elaine Ogrodnik and partner, Bob Billings, of Gardiner, Paula Valliere of Lewiston and special friend, Don Colbath, five sons, Richard of Durham, N.C., and his partner, Judy Graves, Robert and wife, Pauline, of Sun City Center, Fla., Michael and wife, Ann, of Lewiston, Ronald of Poland, Dennis of Belton, S.C.; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a very special daughter-in-law, Suzanne Valliere, a sister, Pauline Janson, two brothers, Brother Edmond G. Drouin and Charles E. Drouin.

The family wishes to thank the Chapman House for their wonderful care and friendship for the past two years and the Hospice House for its gentle care.

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Therese D. Valliere

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