Cecile L. Gagnon
Cecile L. Gagnon
  • March 9, 1930 - June 5, 2017
  • Lewiston, Maine

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LEWISTON - Cecile L. (Laplante) Gagnon, 87, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Monday, June 5, 2017 at the Marshwood Center in Lewiston. She was born in Lewiston on March 9, 1930, the daughter of the late, Cyrille and Reinelda Laplante. Cecile was a devout Catholic, regularly attending Mass and singing in the choir at Holy Cross Church. She lived in Lewiston her entire life. On May 30, 1950 she married the love of her life, Russell Gagnon, and they shared a loving marriage of over 65 years until his passing in 2015. She worked at Knapp Shoe, earned her GED, and worked for 11 years at Liberty Mutual until her retirement in 1991. Cecile enjoyed family, camping, walking, playing cards, traveling, and shopping with her daughters. Family was her pride and joy.

Cecile is survived by her four daughters, Connie and her husband Dennis Lynch of Greene, Pauline and her husband Normand Jalbert of Lewiston, Rachel and her husband Alan Hill of Turner, Nancy Boucher of Sabattus; her five sisters, Irene, Lorraine, Yvette, Carmelle, and Simonne, all of Lewiston; her sister-in-law, Cecile of Brunswick; her six grandchildren, Shawn, Kevin, Bryan, Ashleigh, Amanda, and Abbey; her seven great-grandchildren, Hunter, Mason, Kylie, Katelyn, Summer, Abel, Denton and many nieces and nephews.She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; her brother, Fr. Laplante; her sister, Fern, and her first grandchild, Jason.

Cecile's family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Marshwood Center and also to the Beacon Hospice House for their wonderful care and support towards Mom.

A visitation will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 4-7pm at Fortin/AUBURN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11am at Holy Cross Church in Lewiston. A committal service will immediately follow at St. Peter's Cemetery in Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cecile's name to the Alzheimer's Association of Maine at 383 US Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Cecile's online guestbook at; www.thefortingroupauburn.com A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St. Auburn, Maine 04210. 783-8545.