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Barbara A Mongeau

February 19, 1928August 26, 2021

Barbara A. Mongeau 1928-2021

Auburn-Barbara Ann Brown – Mongeau Passed away on August 26, 2021 At Bolster Heights. Barbara was born on February 19, 1928 to Eloise Shaw - Brown and Maurette Brown at CMMC in Lewiston, Maine She was educated in Auburn schools and graduated from Edward Little High School. She enjoyed the times she spent with her grandparents and other relatives in the South Paris and Norway area during school vacations and summers. She met and married her high school sweetheart – John Paul Mongeau in 1946. They had three children, Steven, Elaine and Donna. They loved to bring the whole family camping almost every weekend for many years. There were many fun, wet, hot and intriguing experiences while camping and visiting most of the parks in the New England area, as well as a two week camping trip to Niagra Falls, with so many wonderful experiences, we will never forget. Later on John and Barbara bought a camp on Sebago Lake and spent many years there with family and friends before selling it, buying a motor home and traveling across America and back. They finally settled in Thonotosassa, Florida for the winters and stayed in Poland, Maine for the summers. Her favorite hobbies were knitting and crocheting. She made many, many mittens, hats and afghans for family, friends and the Methodist church organizations, both in Maine and in Florida. She also spent many hours doing puzzles, the harder the better. She worked for many companies throughout her career years – Gieger Bros – Auburn Motor Sales – Senter’s Department Store – Lewiston Gas Company and she retired from Central Maine Medical Center in 1983. She is survived by her brother – Keith Brown and his wife Marie of Old Orchard Beach, Maine; sister – Dorothy McIntyre of Melbourne, Florida, brother- Maurette Brown, Jr and his wife Louise of Lewiston, Maine; brother - James Brown and his wife Lynn of Seffner, Florida; sister - Linda Bolduc and her husband, Mike of Lewiston, Maine, daughters – Elaine Bourgoin and Donna Gelinas, both of Poland, Maine, and daughter-in-law – Pat Mongeau of Lewiston, Maine. Grand children, Marc Bourgoin, Matthew Bourgoin and his wife, Beth Kelsch, Odessa Bedard, Andrew Bedard and wife, Margaret, Robbie Gelinas and Kathy Mongeau . Great grandchildren – Corbin, Zachary and Carter Bourgoin She also is survived by many nieces and nephews and some really good friends. She was predeceased by her husband, John in 2014 and her son, Steven in 2015. Mom loved everyone in her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. They brought her such joy and happiness with their music and laughter. We would like to thank all the staff at Bolster Height’s and Beacon Hospice for taking such good care of Mom before she passed. They are truly a wonderful group of caring people. We will all miss you Barbara, Mom, Grandma and Great Gramma. May you rest in the peace you so deserve. On line condolences may be shared at Visitation Fortin Auburn Friday 9/10 From 12-2 PM. Funeral to follow at the funeral home at 2 PM. Committal will be held at Gracelawn Memorial Park. Arrangements under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Homes 217 Turner St. Auburn 783-8545.


  • Visitation

    Friday, September 10, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, September 10, 2021


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Phyllis Morrissey

September 9, 2021

Elaine,Donna n Families, Just received word from a Me. friend that your mom n my favorite Aunt Barbara passed away.So many memories,blueberry picking,the Brunswick Air Show celebration on your lawn,Sunday beach days at Sebago with spaghetti dinners,her wonderful fudge, gatherings on Christmas Eve,n so many more.With deepest sympathies,love n prayers,Jack n Phyllis

Mary Bahnson

September 3, 2021

Elaine & Donna and Family,

So sorry to hear about Barbara, all my thoughts and prayers.

I remember when you lived in Auburn, across the street from us. Barbara would always dressed Elaine and Donna in the cutest dresses. Steven was in Boy Scouts from elementary to Junior High. She was so proud of her children.

Mary Penley Bahnson