The Fortin Group


Rita T. Caron

August 16, 1931January 5, 2021

LEWISTON: Rita T. Caron, 89, of Lewiston peacefully passed away on Tuesday January 5, 2021 at Marshwood Healthcare Center in Lewiston. She was born in Lewiston on August 16, 1931 a daughter of the late Odilon and Rosana (Delaire) Fortier. She grew up in the area and attended local schools. Early on, Rita worked in Lewiston for Clark Shoe as a shoe dresser. On May 1, 1954 she married Louis Caron in Lewiston and they started their journey together. Shortly after they were married, they moved to Connecticut where Louis worked as a machinist and Rita worked for a spring manufacturer. After some time, they eventually moved back here to Auburn. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Auburn and enjoyed working outside, gardening and walks in the woods with Louis. She will be deeply missed. She is survived by her nephew, Donald Latouche of Sabattus, her nieces, Susan Roderick of Greene, Jackie Harrison of Ontario, Canada as well as many other extended family members. She was predeceased by her loving husband Louis, and her six siblings. Condolences may be shared at A prayer service will be held on Friday January 15, 2021 at 11am at St. Peter's Cemetery (large mausoleum) 217 Switzerland Rd. Lewiston, ME. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group\Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn, 783-8545.


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Sue Clark

January 13, 2021

To Rita's family, we offer our condolences for your loss. Rita was an incredibly nice person and neighbor. Her dry humor and smile will be dearly missed. We enjoyed having Rita as our neighbor for 26 years. Rest in peace, Rita. God Bless. Mark and Sue

Jackie Harrison

January 7, 2021

I will always remember Aunt Rita for being loving, kind, generous, thoughtful and for having a wonderful sense of humor. She was always ready to help someone and she helped many people. I don't remember ever hearing her complain about anything. She had a positive outlook on life and always tried to look on the bright side of things. I was always inspired by that. I enjoyed our conversations about many different things. She was such a good listener and I loved her no-nonsense perspective on things. I looked forward to those conversations whenever we could visit. Victor and I enjoyed our visits and had many laughs with Aunt Rita. She would like to tease Victor and called him "what's his name". Going to lunch, staying at her house and just hanging out watching TV made things seem normal. Aunt Rita, thank you for all you have done. We will miss your laugh, your smile and especially your hugs! We love you, Jackie and Victor