LEWISTON – Marie M. Mailhot, 91, of Lewiston died peacefully, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at D’Youville Pavilion with her daughter and son-in-law by her side.  Marie was born in St. Agathe, Maine on Jan. 28, 1927, to Victorie and Flavie (Bourgoin) Albert.

She attended school to 8th grade in St. Agathe before moving to Lewiston with her family in 1942. She was very proud of her northern Maine Acadian heritage and would love to tell the stories of picking potatoes as a young child of 4 years and was the best “ployes” maker there was!

After moving to Lewiston, she began working at the corner store, “Thibault-Faucher” on Cedar St. for several years, and later at Bonneau’s Market, St. Mary’s Hospital, and retired from Holy Cross Church Rectory. She was very active and held leadership positions in various local organizations, the Ladies of St. Anne, Ladies of Holy Cross, Girl Scouts, Marchand de Bonneur, several Senior Citizens groups and the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary. Marie very much enjoyed leading Senior Citizen bus trips all over the USA.

A chance meeting at St. Anne de Beaupre in Quebec, Canada with a shy boy from “down the street” in Lewiston, Laurier Mailhot, led to a love-filled 60 year marriage, before his death in 2011. They were blessed with one daughter, Linda. Larry and Marie were devout, faith-filled couple who spent every day serving their family and church. They attended daily Mass. Even near the end of her life, Marie watched it on TV when she could not physically attend. Both were members of the Holy Cross choir, and were always there to help with church functions. Marie was instrumental in the success of the KC Bean Suppers of Council 12652 by taking orders for beans from residents of St. Mary’s residences where she resided for the last 5 years.

Survivors include, daughter, Linda Henault and son-in-law Gerard of Lisbon; granddaughters, Sarah Henault (James) of Auburn, Valerie Erickson (Shawn) of Anchorage, Alaska and Carla Ivey (Benjamin) of Chicago, Illinois; great grandsons, Dominic, Cameron and Zakery Byron of Auburn.

She was predeceased by her parents, siblings, Antonio, Arthur, Willard and Anne-Marie Roy; and nephews, Norman Albert, Conrad Albert and Louis Bourgoin.

The family would like to thank Dr. Richard Kappelmann for his compassionate care over the years; the staff of St. Mary’s Hospital and DYP Rehab 2E and 4E units for taking good care of Marie during her recent illness; Larry and Celine from St. Mary’s residences for their love and care the last 5 years; and to all of Marie’s friends (and she had many!) for their support, prayers and love throughout her life.

She was a great lady and will be sorely missed!

A Funeral Mass honoring Marie’s life will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11:00 AM at Holy Cross Church. Committal services will then follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery.Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home 305 Alfred A. Plourde Parkway in Lewiston 784-4023.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Marie’s memory to the:

Hospice House

of Androscoggin

236 Stetson Rd.

Auburn, Maine 04210