AUBURN — Lorraine Beaule St. Hilaire, 91, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the Hospice House in Auburn.

Born in Lewiston, she was the oldest of four children of John Beaule and Yolande Dostie Beaule. She graduated from l’école Ste. Marie and eventually earned her GED after having left high school to help her family financially. Lorraine met her future husband, Fernand St. Hilaire, whom she loved dearly, in the Little Canada neighborhood. Fern and Lorraine married soon after his return from the U.S. Navy and shortly after their marriage, they bought a house on Lincoln Street with the help of his mother, Leontine. They loved their home and were always very happy there spoiling their two daughters, Monique and Anita. When the girls were growing up, the St. Hilaire home was a welcoming place for their friends, who loved M. et Mme. St. Hilaire.

Lorraine was an office worker at the Continental Mill and later worked as a proofreader at Geiger Bros. until her retirement. She loved and was very proud of her grandsons, Gerry and Denis, and she especially loved her super-sweet great-granddaughter, Avie. Lorraine lived with her daughter, Monique, for over three years and in March, she moved to Montello Manor, where she received excellent care and was treated with love and compassion. Heartfelt thanks to all the staff — you are terrific.

Lorraine will be missed by her family, daughters, Monique Couturier and Anita and John Stone; grandchildren, Gerald and Kristi Touchette and Denis Touchette; great-granddaughter, Avie Touchette; sisters, Marie and Normand Therrien and Muguette Plourde; sister-in-law, Pauline Beaule; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Fern; her parents; her mother-in-law, her brother, Gerard Beaule; her brother-in-law, Harvey Plourde; and her sons-in-law, Gerald P. Touchette and Robert Couturier.

The family would also like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to the entire staff of the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice.

Lorraine B. St. Hilaire

Lorraine B. St. Hilaire

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