OBITUARY

Gloria L. Donohue

September 25, 1925January 24, 2019
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Auburn- Gloria L. Donohue died Thursday January 24, at The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Health Care & Hospice, with her loving family at her side. She was born in Hudson, MA on September 25, 1925 a daughter of the late Leo and Adrienne (Gagnon) Lerette. She was educated in Massachusetts and Maine. Gloria Loved to work. She loved the many people she worked with and was loved and respected by her coworkers. She made friendships with the younger employees and enjoyed it when they would take her on shopping trips. "Ma" worked for several different restaurants as a waitress through the years and was most known for working at CMMC in the cafeteria, and Ronnie's Vegetable Stand. She was forced to retire when she was in her 80’s and would be still working today if she could. Gloria was the “Queen” of garage sales, she enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, going on bus trips with her sister Claire, going to Cabbage Island, and traveling to Florida and Arizona to visit with family and friends. She also started the family tradition of spending summers at Old Orchard Beach and the family still carries on this tradition today. "Ma" loved life and enjoyed the simple things, she adored her grandchildren and treasured her time spent with them. She also loved her cats and Sophie her dog.

Gloria is survived by her three daughters, Carol Proteau and husband Larry of Lewiston, Barbara Gervais and husband Clement of Lewiston and Judy Dupile and husband Clifford of Lewiston, her ten grandchildren: Brian, Keith, Stacy, Clement, Tina, Randy, Amber, Brandon, Zachary and Tyler, 12 great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, who she was like a second mother to and loved them all dearly. She was predeceased by a daughter Nancy Rose Donohue, a son Michael Raymond Donohue, two sisters Claire Allard and Doris Rioux and a brother Raymond Lerette.

Visitation Fortin Auburn Thursday Jan. 31, from 3-5 PM. A celebration of life will follow at 5 PM at the funeral home. Committal will be held at a later date at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing to make memorial donations in her memory may do so to The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Health Care & Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, ME 04240 or The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society 55 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston ME 04240.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Gloria’s life by visiting her guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com Arrangements are under the care of the Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral home, Cremation & Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn 783-8545.

  • FAMILY

  • Gloria is survived by her three daughters, Carol Proteau and husband Larry of Lewiston, Barbara Gervais and husband Clement of Lewiston and Judy Dupile and husband Clifford of Lewiston, her ten grandchildren: Brian, Keith, Stacy, Clement, Tina, Randy, Amber, Brandon, Zachary and Tyler, 12 great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, who she was like a second mother to and loved them all dearly. She was predeceased by a daughter Nancy Rose Donohue, a son Michael Raymond Donohue, two sisters Claire Allard and Doris Rioux and a brother Raymond Lerette.
  • DONATIONS

  • Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Health Care & Hospice
  • The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 31, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, January 31, 2019
REMEMBERING

Gloria L. Donohue

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Susan McGrath Elliott

February 2, 2019

I can still picture your mom on Wood St and remember her as kind and comical. The strongest memory I have of her is sending Nancy and I to the store to get her a few heads of lettuce...more than once.

Linda Swanson

January 31, 2019

Although I have never met Gloria ,I feel as though I knew her from her daughter Carol. A lady who loved her family and wanted to be involved in everything. She especially loved to yard sale. Although they will miss her , they can rest assured that she is with God and watching over them always. Rest in peace Gloria and may God bless your family.

Myrtle Lawrence

January 31, 2019

I have never met gloria but I feel like I have known her forever.Carol shared so many stories of her mom with me.She was so loved by her daughters and family.may you rest in peace gloria.You are heaven with God and you shall be greatly missed.my love and prayers.🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Roger Bouffard

January 30, 2019

To the Donohue Family,

Our condolences to your family. May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with Mrs. Donohue comfort you and your family, today and always.

Roger M. & Yvonne F. Bouffard

Lauri Dupile

January 29, 2019

Judy, Barbara & Carol,
I am so sorry for y"our" loss. Ma was a second mother to me growing up and she will be so missed by so many people! She was such an incredible person and so much fun to be around. Her singing and stories will never be forgotten. I am so happy she was able to spend Thanksgivings with us over the past few years. It was great just sitting and chatting. Ma will never be forgotten!! We love you and are here for you if you need anything at all.

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Biography

Auburn- Gloria L. Donohue died Thursday January 24, at The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Health Care & Hospice, with her loving family at her side. She was born in Hudson, MA on September 25, 1925 a daughter of the late Leo and Adrienne (Gagnon) Lerette. She was educated in Massachusetts and Maine. Gloria Loved to work. She loved the many people she worked with and was loved and respected by her coworkers. She made friendships with the younger employees and enjoyed it when they would take her on shopping trips. "Ma" worked for several different restaurants as a waitress through the years and was most known for working at CMMC in the cafeteria, and Ronnie's Vegetable Stand. She was forced to retire when she was in her 80’s and would be still working today if she could. Gloria was the “Queen” of garage sales, she enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, going on bus trips with her sister Claire, going to Cabbage Island, and traveling to Florida and Arizona to visit with family and friends. She also started the family tradition of spending summers at Old Orchard Beach and the family still carries on this tradition today. "Ma" loved life and enjoyed the simple things, she adored her grandchildren and treasured her time spent with them. She also loved her cats and Sophie her dog.

She is survived by her three daughters, Carol Proteau and husband Larry of Lewiston, Barbara Gervais and husband Clement of Lewiston and Judy Dupile and husband Clifford of Lewiston, her ten grandchildren: Brian, Keith, Stacy, Clement, Tina, Randy, Amber, Brandon, Zachary and Tyler, 12 great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, who she was like a second mother to and loved them all dearly. She was predeceased by a daughter Nancy Rose Donohue, a son Michael Raymond Donohue, two sisters Claire Allard and Doris Rioux and a brother Raymond Lerette.

Visitation Fortin Auburn Thursday Jan. 31, from 3-5 PM. A celebration of life will follow at 5 PM at the funeral home. Committal will be held at a later date at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing to make memorial donations in her memory may do so to The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Health Care & Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, ME 04240 or The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society 55 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston ME 04240.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Gloria’s life by visiting her guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com Arrangements are under the care of the Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral home, Cremation & Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn 783-8545.