Carmen Lucienne (Gagnon) Saindon

AUBURN – Carmen Lucienne (Gagnon) Saindon, 78, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022.

Born in Lewiston, on Oct. 8, 1943, Carmen is the daughter of Gerard and Solange (Richer) Gagnon. Educated in the Lewiston area school system, she then went on to work at the Auburn Shoe shop in her early ’20’s, until she became a homemaker and mother after the birth of her first daughter in 1964.

Carmen absolutely loved spending time with her family, children and grandchildren. She enjoyed camping, boating and cruise vacations with her family. As her children got older, she enjoyed going to visit her family and friends over a cup of coffee. Her favorite pastime of recent was playing Bingo at the Marshwood Facility, where she has resided for the past three and a half years. Carmen was a longtime member of Holy Family in Lewiston, however, in the last 10 years, she enjoyed going to church at Holy Trinity Parish in Lisbon Falls with her daughter. Carmen enjoyed being a Mimi to the many children she helped care for in both her sister and daughter’s daycares. She was known as Memere Carmen.

Carmen is survived by her husband Donald, their four children, Sally and her husband Bob Cote, Muriel and her husband Gil Michaud, Norman and his wife Amy Saindon, Laurie-Ann and her wife Brenda Byram, as well as several grandchildren Heather Cote, Alex and Nick Corey, Amanda Breton and Derek Michaud, Cassidy and Carissa Saindon, Amanda Ouellette, Colby and Emily Gary and her great granddaughter Aileah Cote as well as many nieces and nephews, her brother Moe and his wife Lou Gagnon as well as her sister Jackie and her husband Marcel Morin.

Carmen was predeceased by her parents and her two brothers Roger and Raymond Gagnon.

A visitation will be held from 6-9 on Sept.  30 at the Fortin Group Funeral Home in Auburn, 217 Turner St. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 1  at Holy Trinity Parish in Lisbon Falls.

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