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The Fortin Group

217 Turner Street, Auburn, ME

OBITUARY

Rachel Tardif

December 27, 1944October 6, 2019

Rachel D. Tardif, 74, of Sabattus died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday morning, October 6, surrounded by her loving husband, Richard, and her three daughters. She was born on December 27, 1944 in Lewiston, Maine, to the late Robert and Delima Cloutier.

Rachel attended Holy Cross and Lewiston High School, where she graduated in 1962. She married the love of her life, Richard, on December 26, 1964 and together they created a wonderful home and family. Family and friends were Rachel's passion and joy and she was often surrounded by them all. She lovingly cared for her grandchildren over the last 31 years, spending endless hours with them all. She frequently taxied, cooked for, did crafts with and was a staple at their sporting events and biggest cheerleader in life. She was affectionately known by all her grandchildren and all of their friends as 'Mem'. Rachel also loved to knit and her family is fortunate to have afghans and scarves to wrap themselves in until they can be in her arms again. Rachel loved to play cards with her family and her friends, and she looked forward to her bi-weekly card gatherings with her friends.

Rachel enjoyed many travels with her husband and family over the years, and especially loved the beach. In her final weeks, she and Dick often spoke of their life together during middle of the night talks and she expressed how grateful she was for the wonderful life she had.

Prior to her retirement, Rachel worked for many years as a bookkeeper and hostess at the former Happy Jack's and Korn Haus Keller restaurants in Lewiston.

Rachel is survived by her husband, Richard, daughters Danielle Averill and her husband Doug of Litchfield, Michelle Bosse and fiancé Chris Copley of Harpswell, and Nicole Anthoine and fiancé John Fortin of Auburn. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Nicholas Bosse and Alysha Kelley, Matthew Averill and his wife Hannah, Kaitlyn Bosse and Nick Roy, Jonathan Averill and Renee Cote, and Patrick and Brennan Anthoine, and her three great grandchildren, Kaidance, Dominick and Dahlia Bosse. She is also survived by her brother Roger Cloutier and his wife Barbara of Redondo Bch, CA, and several nieces and nephews. Rachel was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Delima, her brother Robert, her sister Joline Pequinot and her parents-in-law, John and Jeanne Tardif.

Her family wishes to thank all of those who enriched her life over the years, and all who brought encouragement and comfort in her final months.

A Visitation will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019, 4-7pm at The Fortin Group Funeral Home of Auburn. A liturgy of the word will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Our Lady of Rosary, Sabattus at 11:00 am. A private interment will be held at a later date.

  • FAMILY

  • Rachel is survived by her husband, Richard, daughters Danielle Averill and her husband Doug of Litchfield, Michelle Bosse and fiancé Chris Copley of Harpswell, and Nicole Anthoine and fiancé John Fortin of Auburn. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Nicholas Bosse and Alysha Kelley, Matthew Averill and his wife Hannah, Kaitlyn Bosse and Nick Roy, Jonathan Averill and Renee Cote, and Patrick and Brennan Anthoine, and her three great grandchildren, Kaidance, Dominick and Dahlia Bosse. She is also survived by her brother Roger Cloutier and his wife Barbara of Redondo Bch, CA, and several nieces and nephews. Rachel was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Delima, her brother Robert, her sister Joline Pequinot and her parents-in-law, John and Jeanne Tardif.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Liturgy of the Word Saturday, October 12, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Internment to follow at a later date.

Memories

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Diane Mann

October 10, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to Dick & family. Rachel was an amazing woman. May she rest in peace & tranquility. Diane & Ken Mann

Tina Leighton

October 9, 2019

Thinking of you all and sending my love. I will always appreciate how good Rachel was to me. I will miss that feisty sports fan❤️

Carol & Al Dulac

October 9, 2019

Nicole and family,
May your memories of your Mom and the love of your family surround you and give you strength and peace in the days ahead.
Know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers. You have our heartfelt sympathies.
Carol & Al Dulac

Michael Anthoine

October 9, 2019

Nicole, our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom.
Though it is never easy, hopefully all the fond memories will comfort you in the days ahead.
May Mem rest in peace.
Michael, Suzanne, and Meredith Anthoine

Dudley/joline Caron

October 9, 2019

She was a good friend with a big heart and a winning smile. Her laughter was contagious. We took a few trips with Rachel and Dick and it ALWAYS meant we’d be laughing a lot. Playing card with her was always a hoot.
She was so proud of her family and always had a funny story to tell
Our heart felt sympathies to Dick and his family
Thanks for the memories Rachel.
Love and prayers to u all

Barbara Aliberti

October 9, 2019

My most heartfelt sympathy to you Dick and your family. It was always wonderful to see you both at our class reunions. Rachel was such a lovely lady and always with such a beautiful smile. I hope you all find comfort in the beautiful memories you have of her. Remembering you all in my prayers. With caring thouhts, Barbara ALiberti

Denise Cole

October 8, 2019

Dear Michelle,
May you be find peace and comfort with the passage of time, and in remembering your Mom's love and companionship.

Sincerely,

Denise Cole

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

In Loving Memory
Rachel Tardif

Date of Birth
1944

Date of death
2019

Visitation

The Fortin Group
217 Turner Street, Auburn, Maine 04210
Friday, October 11, 2019
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Liturgy of The Word Service

Lady of Rosary
131 High St.
Sabattus, Maine 04280

Saturday, October 12, 2019
11:00 am


Private Internment to follow at a later date.
St. Peters Cemetery
Lewiston, Maine


A service of the The Fortin Group
217 Turner Street |
Auburn, ME 04210
(207) 783-8545
www.thefortingroupauburn.com