Eva MarieAnge Proulx

LEWISTON – Eva MarieAnge Proulx died on Sept. 11, 2023, just a month short of her 100th birthday.

She was born Oct. 14, 1923, in Springvale, daughter of Francis and RoseAnna (Sevigny) Proulx. The family eventually moved to Sanford, where she attended Holy Family Grammar School. Following her graduation there, she worked for a while as a housekeeper and in the local textile mill.

A master of many of the fabric arts, she sold many of her creations from her home. Eventually the business grew to the extent that she was able to open her own store, Eva’s Tot Shop, where she sold both her own products as well as commercially manufactured ones. She ran the store until 1958 when she moved to Lewiston, to manage her brother’s, Dr. Harvey J. Proulx’s, newly established medical office, retiring when he closed his practice in 1989.

A quiet and unassuming person, Eva devoted herself to family. She was a second mother to her brother, Harvey’s six children, traveling with the family on vacations and spending the summers with them at their cottage on Lake Thompson. Present for every family milestone she often tailored the outfits that many of them wore.

In 1995, she moved to Portland, to be close to her niece, Suzanne, devoting herself to her grandnieces and grandnephew. In 2008 she and Suzanne moved to Gorham where she lived for seven years prior to moving to D’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston.

A devout Catholic, Eva, attended mass daily and selflessly attended to the needs of those around her. To family and friends she was kind, generous, and unconditionally loving. Her passing is a tremendous loss.

Eva was predeceased by her parents, Francis and RoseAnna Proulx; her siblings Rev. Roger Proulx, Dr. Harvey J. Proulx, Sr. Agnes Proulx, Mr. Andre Proulx, Bishop Amédé Proulx, and Sr. Thérèse Proulx.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Gregory Proulx, Denise Callahan, Michelle Simms, Pamela Proulx-Curry, Francis Proulx, Monique Curtis, Patricia Proulx-Lough, Charles Proulx, and Suzanne Proulx; 21 grandnieces and nephews; and 29 great-grandnieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Church (Prince of Peace Parsh), 607 Sabattus St., Lewiston, on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m.

The family wishes to thank the care providers at Androscoggin Home Health and D’Youville Pavilion for the compassionate care that they provided to our aunt during her stay there.

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