AUBURN — Mary L. Charpentier, 84, died Friday, June 30, at the Clover Living Center in Auburn, where she had been a resident since 2010.

She was born in Auburn on Oct. 29, 1932, the daughter of Frederick and Mary Bilodeau Whirley Sr. Educated in local schools, Mary worked as a waitress in several area restaurants until her retirement due to disability in 1989. On Nov. 16, 1979, she married Normand J. Charpentier, who passed away on Nov. 12, 2011.

A member of the former St. Patrick’s Parish, she was active in the Rosary Sodality, the VFW Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary, and was a proud member of the Red Hat Society.

Survivors include five daughters, Jackie Bartlett of Lewiston, Pauline Gudas and husband, David, of Lewiston, Diane Conklin of Decatur, TX, Peggy Sue Auger and husband, Lucien, of Durham, N.C. and Darlene LaBonte and husband, Paul, of Auburn; four sisters, Doris Webster of Brooksville, Fla., and Patricia Anderson, Peggy Whirley and Joan Hebert, all of Auburn; a brother, Jerome Salvadalena and husband, Dean, of Auburn; two stepdaughters, Gail Charpentier of Greene and Norma Hamann and husband, Leo, of Lewiston; two stepsons, Ronald Charpentier of Lewiston and Randall Charpentier and wife, Diane, of Greene; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Georgette Cain, and five brothers, Thomas, Frederick Jr., Michael, Jack and Patrick Whirley.

The family would like to thank the staff of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, and the staff of the Clover Living Center Donegal and Dublin units, and a special thanks to the Clover Activity Team, especially Jim Parker, who held a special place in her heart. Donations, condolences, and a video tribute may be found online at

Mary L. Charpentier

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