The Fortin Group

70 Horton Street, Lewiston, ME


Irene R St. Denis

March 14, 1929July 17, 2020

Irene R. St. Denis 1929 - 2020

Brunswick - Irene R. St. Denis, age 91 and a longtime resident of Lewiston, died early Friday morning July 17th at the Horizons Living and Rehab Center in Brunswick, with family at her side. She was born in Bridgeport, CT on March 14, 1929, a daughter of Edgar and Alice (Breton) Robichaud. Irene was educated in Lewiston schools, and graduated from Lewiston High School with the class of 1946. On June 24, 1950, she married Robert St. Denis. They celebrated 58 years of marriage before his passing on January 11, 2009. Irene worked in the clerical and administrative field and spent many of those years in the Administrative offices of St. Mary's School of Nursing until her retirement. Irene was a parishioner of the Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul. Among her favorite enjoyments were playing bingo and cards, watching her children and grandchildren’s sporting events, and watching hockey. She loved spending time with her family and truly enjoyed the special times with her grandchildren through their frequent visits. She enjoyed spending summers at the family camp in Harpswell with her family and friends. Irene was a loving, devoted, and extremely kind wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed. She leaves behind her daughter Anne Moreau and her husband Phil of Greene; her son Gerry St. Denis and his wife Kelly of Harpswell; eight grandchildren, Andrew and James Moreau, Elizabeth Moreau-Perry, Thom and Tim Stretton, and Gregory, Michael, and Kerri St. Denis; three great-grandchildren Sam, Alex, and Natalie; her brother Robert Robichaud and wife Claudette of Lewiston and several nieces and nephews. Irene was predeceased by a daughter Diane Stretton, a granddaughter Angel Alice Stretton, and a sister Lucille Savard. You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with Irene's family by visiting their online guestbook at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com A Memorial Service will take place Fri. 9 AM at FORTIN / LEWISTON. Committal prayers to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations in her memory to Make-A-Wish of Maine, 66 Mussey Rd. Scarborough, ME 04074. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home and Cremation Service 70 Horton St. LEWISTON 784-4584.


  • A Memorial Service at The Fortin Group

    Friday, July 24, 2020

  • Committal Prayers to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery

    Friday, July 24, 2020


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Pam Hynes

July 23, 2020

Awww, Mimi was the best! I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. She is now an angel watching over all of us ❤️


Blanche Parquette

July 22, 2020

I grew up next to Irene and Bob, they were kind people always willing to help out when someone needed help in my family. I miss seeing her and her late husband.
Blanche Gaudette Parquette

Greg Coyne

July 22, 2020

I am so very sorry for your loss. I fondly remember Mrs. St.Dennis, as we called her from nursing school.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.

Nicole Hachey

July 22, 2020

Oh my sweet Irene ❤️ You’ll always be someone I hold close to my heart. I was lucky enough to spend the past two years with you. I was your girl in green and you knew it, you always had a bright smile on your face when you saw me coming to see you, I’ll always remember your laugh and the sweet kisses you would blow me when I would leave, our walks outside and enjoying the sunshine and looking at all the flowers. You are now with your love and your parents and at peace once again. I love you Grammy❤️❤️

Your beacon angel

Gary Savard

July 21, 2020

Sorry for the loss of your mother Ann and Gerry and families. I have fond memories of playing in the big sandbox in the back yard as a kid and later, getting Dave Clark Five record albums from aunt Irene and uncle Bob at Christmas. Good people and wonderful Godparents.

Mona Lothian

July 20, 2020

My thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with the family during this time of loss. My Aunt Irene is a big part of some of my earliest childhood memories and it breaks my heart to lose another member of that generation. My sympathies to all of you.