The Fortin Group

70 Horton Street, Lewiston, ME


Lillian M. Bussiere

October 13, 1928May 3, 2020

LEWISTON Lillian Marie Bussiere, 91, of Lewiston, passed away on May 3, 2020. She was born on October 13, 1928 in Frenchville, Maine, to Leonard and Emma (Martin) Gagnon. She married Lionel Bussiere on October 14, 1950. They enjoyed gardening, fishing and taking long drives. They had been married for 66 years when Lionel passed away on March 14, 2017.

She spent the last year at Schooner Estates, intending to return home when she regained her strength. She enjoyed going out for breakfast every Saturday morning at The Settlement right up until March when restaurants had to close. She retired from Tambrands in 1990. She is survived by her children, Elaine (Steve) Bickford of Auburn, Terry (Tom) Fortin of Bangor, Ron (Gail) Bussiere of Turner, Pat (Dave) Saucier of Lewiston and David Bussiere of Lewiston; eight grandchildren, Scott (DeeDee) Bickford, Corey (Mark) LaFlamme, Eric (Marie) Bickford, Megan (Jason) Parks, Heather (Paul) Fortin O’Connor, Jon (Jen) Bussiere, Travis (Nicole) Saucier and Aimee Bussiere; six great-grandchildren, Katie Bickford, Kim Bickford, Kyle Bickford, Lauryn Griffey-Parks, Mason Parks and Bradley Cech Bussiere; sisters, Jeanne Chamberland, Pearl Martin, Marianne (Arthur) Thibault, Rita (Frank) Dumont, Aline Michaud; brother, Jerry (Gloria) Gagnon; in-laws, Basia Gagnon and Maurice Lamontagne; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Gerry in 1952 and Phil in 1979, one sister, Theresa Michaud, and three brothers, Claude, Tony and Ben Gagnon.

A memorial service will be held when larger groups are permitted to gather. If desired, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of The Fortin Group 70 Horton St. Lewiston ME 04240. Please visit www.thefortingrouplewiston.com to leave condolences to Lillian’s family.


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Lillian M. Bussiere

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david bussiere

May 15, 2020

Anita Bussiere

May 14, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family. I love the photo of Aunt Lil that you chose. It shows a beautiful, happy, loving person with a life well lived.

Mary Bussiere

May 12, 2020

My sincere sympathies to all of Lillian's family on her passing. She was a really nice lady and always treated me well. She was a very caring and compassionate person. Although I haven't seen her recently because of taking care of my own mom. Lillian was a special lady who had the greatest hugs. I will remember her always. She will now be with Lionel her love of 66 yrs. Please enjoy your memories with her, seems like time goes so quickly no matter how old they are. I know this because I lost my mom last month at 94. I still wish I had more time with her. Memories and family is very important at this difficult time. We need each other to get through this.
We have a void in our hearts now because with the virus going on we can't say our proper good-byes. Please know my heart is with you all at this time.
Things will get better, everyone keeps telling me that.
Take care and stay safe !
My prayers are with you,
Aunt Lillian give Dick a hug for me
Mary Bussiere


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