AUBURN — Muriel L. Dechene, 86, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 22, at Sarah Frye Home in Auburn. She previously resided on Orestis Way in Lewiston.

She was born in Lewiston on Jan. 2, 1932, the daughter of Ernest and Corinne (Paradis) Doyon. She graduated from local schools and on June 30, 1953, she married Alexandre Dechene.

Muriel retired as a med tech from d’Youville Pavilion and went on to work at Morin’s Bridal World, formerly located in Lewiston. She was an excellent seamstress and loved being a helpful shopper with her two daughters.

She enjoyed playing bridge with her bridge club and playing cards with her sisters and brother. She was also able to enjoy her retirement years, which included many wonderful trips with her husband.

She leaves behind two daughters, Annette Roy and husband, David W., of Greene, and Susan Bement and husband, Neil, of Auburn; five grandchildren, Chad and Adam Roy, Katie (Roy) Jewett, Brian and Alex Bement; six great-grandchildren, Jackson and Ella Bement, Hannah and Owen Roy, Parker and Calla Jewett; two sisters, Doris Theberge and Joan Teixeira; a brother, Donald Doyon.

She was predeceased by her husband, Alexandre; two sisters, Carmen Cole and Jeaninne Quinlan; two brothers, Raymond and Roger Doyon.

Muriel’s two daughters wish to extend heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Thomas Hattan, Vicki and her staff at Sarah Frye Home and the Beacon Hospice support team. You have demonstrated everything that should come first in the medical profession, human kindness, understanding and compassion.

Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Muriel’s online guestbook at

Muriel L. Dechene

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