August 4, 1934 – May 1, 2021
Auburn- Cecile D Brodeur, 86, of Lewiston, Maine departed her loving family on May 1, 2021 at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn, Maine after a battle with cancer. She was a devout Catholic and attended the Holy Family Catholic Church in Lewiston, Maine until the Covid Epidemic. It gave her much comfort to follow her faith by watching Mass on television. She loved watching Father Daniel and often commented on how much he made her smile. Cecile was born in Lewiston, Maine on August 4, 1934. A daughter of the late Joseph and Emelda (Labonte) Lebrun. She was the eighth of eleven children growing up in “Little Canada”. She graduated from St. Mary’s School June 10, 1949 and on January 28, 1983 earned her State Equivalency Diploma from Lewiston Adult Education with a certificate of merit for commendable achievement. Finishing her High School Education was very important to her and she was extremely proud of her accomplishment.
Cecile married the love of her life Fernand AJ Brodeur on February 4, 1961. Their life was not a rich one regarding money, but rich in love for family and the Catholic Faith. During her life with Fern, she was a homemaker working various part-time jobs. Late in life she volunteered at St. Mary’s Hospital and joined the “Red Hatters” and attended the YMCA and various exercise classes. She enjoyed traveling and dining with Marie, her sister in law and late brother Jim. Cecile was a loving mother always putting the needs of her children before her own. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Debra Picher and husband Michael of Vassalboro, Maine. Daughter Nancy Tyner and husband Thomas of Lexington, South Carolina. Son Robert Brodeur of Auburn, Maine.
She leaves behind her grandchildren, Michael Gagne and wife Sarah of Gorham, Maine. Amy Gagne of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Tyler Brodeur of Lowell, Massachusetts and Matthew Picher of Vassalboro, Maine. She Also leaves behind her sister Pricilla Bard, Brother, Guy Lebrun and wife Joanne. Brothers in Law Raymond Rancourt and Joseph Giiguere. Sister in Law and very best friend Marie Lebrun. She was predeceased by her brothers Roger, Bertrand and Gerard “Jim” Lebrun. Sisters Exilia Beaulieu, Simonne Pelletier, Lucienne Giguere, Jeanne D’arc Lebrun, Claudette Rancourt and several nieces and nephews.
We will always carry your memory in our hearts. Special thanks to Dr. Cynthia Desoi and the Androscoggin Hospice House for taking great care of our mother during her last days.
Visitation will be Friday May 7, 2021 from 8:30-11 am at Fortin’s Funeral Home 217 Turner St, Auburn, ME 04210. Funeral services will take place immediately following visitation at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in Memory of Cecile Brodeur for the Androscoggin Hospice House 236 Stetson Rd, Auburn, ME 04210
Arrangments are under the care and direction of The Fortin Group 217 Turner St. Auburn. Please visit www.thefortingroupauburn.com to leave heartfelt condolences to Cecile’s family and friends.
Friday, May 7, 2021
Friday, May 7, 2021
May 7, 2021
So Sorry for your loss, Your Mother and Father were Beautiful People. Dan Dufresne Son of Richard Dufresne (Hostess Cake)
May 6, 2021
Cecile was the kindest person one could ever meet and she will be deeply missed and thought of often.She is now an Angel In Heaven watching over her Children, Grand Children and Someday Great Grand Children. May she Rest In Peace and be remembered often
John and Bunnie Picher
May 6, 2021
Bunnie and I always looked forward to seeing her, especially at the annual Daytona Racing Party at Mike and Deb's. She had such a great attitude and we shared lots of laughs. We will miss her wonderful personality, her beautiful smile and laugh.
She will surely grace Heaven forever.
Al &Sue Browne
May 5, 2021
May your memories be keepsakes for your family to cherish for generations. Heartfelt condolences to you all.
May 5, 2021
To the entire family of Cecile Brodeur, your mom was truly one of the nicest woman I have ever met. She carried herself with grace,kindness and class.She will be missed and the lobster feeds won't be the same without her,Rest in peace Cecile and fly with the angels.❤