The Fortin Group

70 Horton Street, Lewiston, ME


Susan Michel

February 29, 1956February 14, 2015

Scarborough - Susan "Sue" Michel 58 of Lewiston died Saturday February 14, 2015 at the Gosnell Hospice House following a stroke at her home February 1st. Born in Lewiston the daughter of Roland & Bernice Lamare Michel, she graduated from St. Dominic's High School in the Class of 1974 and attended St. Joseph's College. She was a member of the Prince of Peace Parish at Holy Family Church where she served as Eucharistic Minister, lector and was a former member of the parish council. Sue worked in the Development office at Bates College for the past 30 years and also worked at The Fortin Group Funeral Homes as an attendant. She enjoyed going out to eat with her mom and will be remembered for her strong faith, devotion to her church and caring for her mom after the death of her dad in 1981. She is survived by her mom Bernice Michel of Lewiston, her brother Richard B. Michel of Portland, several close friends and her Bates family. The family wishes to thank Doctors and staff in the Emergency Room at C. M.M. C, the SCU staff of Maine Medical Center in Portland and the staff of the Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough. Online condolences at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com

Visitation Fortin / Lewiston Friday 2 -4 & 6 - 8 A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday 11:00 am Holy Family Church 607 Sabattus St. Lewiston. Committal St. Peter's Cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Dominic's Academy Gracelawn Rd. Auburn, Maine 04210


  • Visitation

    Friday, February 20, 2015

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 20, 2015

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, February 21, 2015


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Georgette Dumais

March 2, 2015

There are no words to say how much you are missed. You prayed for me to get better and you are the one he took. God works in ways we cannot comprehend. I do know this Sue, we will meet again one day.

Sue Cook

February 26, 2015

Sue, we have shared a strong bond of friendship for close to 23 years. During that time we created many wonderful memories. I will now use them to get me through until we meet again. I love and miss you Dear Friend! Love and Hugs, Sue

Berni Kenney

February 21, 2015

I have agonized over the best words to write here only to conclude that Sue would just want me to get to the point. I love my friend; I will miss her.

Victoria Devlin

February 20, 2015

Sue was an amazingly conscientious worker, a thoughtful friend and had a wicked sense of humor. She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.

Susan Trottier

February 20, 2015

Even though it has been many years since I last saw Sue - I have always remembered our time working together at Dori Shoe. She was such a fun loving, caring person. Rest in peace old friend.

Kathy Arsenault

February 19, 2015

Sue, What the heck? I can't believe this happened. You are much too young to be taken from us. You know the saying, "the good die young," but it doesn't seem fair. You have been yanked from this world way too early. There must be someone up there (and I know you are going up there!)who has some plans for you. I just hope they have a sense of humor. I have known and worked with you for over 28 years, and can say that you were the most genuine and down to earth person that I have ever met. Since I left Bates, I have missed you asking about Madame Gousse and sharing stories about Little Canada. I am so sad but know that you will make a difference up there :) I will miss you. My condolences to your family especially your mom, brother and Abby.

Dave Chirayath

February 19, 2015

Throughout our time working together, you were always quick with a joke or a laugh and you were always a joy to work with. You will be dearly missed!!! Rest in peace Sue.

Gary Girouard

February 18, 2015

My sincere condolences and prayers go out to the family. I did not see her often, but when I did I was always met with a smile and hello........

Brian McElfatrick

February 18, 2015

I was saddened to hear about Sue's passing. I had the opportunity to work for Sue while I was a student. There was not a kinder or more considerate person at Bates than Sue. She will be missed.

Terry Burgess

February 18, 2015

Sue, I cannot believe that you are gone. I will so miss your common sense (and no nonsense!) guidance, your hearty laugh, and your sincere caring and compassion. In a world where listening is fast becoming a lost art, you were one of the very best - the focus was never on you, and you would drop anything to help others. You were truly one of a kind and I was lucky to have you in my life. Thank you for your guiding hand while I was a student at Bates, and for never letting go - you have been such an incredible friend for close to 25 years, and you have left a void that cannot be replaced. May you rest in peace. Love, Terry