The Fortin Group


Yvette Gosselin

January 14, 1933April 22, 2021

LEWISTON – Sr. Yvette M. Gosselin, sfcc, age 88, a resident of St. Mary's Residences, 100 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at St. Mary's Hospital. Born in Auburn on Jan. 14, 1933, Sr. Yvette was a twin, and one of seven children born to Archille and Beatrice (Coulombe) Gosselin. A Lewiston High School graduate. She entered the Presentation of Mary Convent in 1951. On Feb. 5, 1955 she professed her vows and began her life as a nun. She was a dedicated parishioner of Holy Cross Catholic Church and volunteered for numerous church activities. She was the sole remaining sibling of the family. In addition, she is survived by her extended family: nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand- nephews, and their families – and her dedicated nephew and care giver John Gosselin of Orrington. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Doris Gosselin, Lucille Gosselin, Gertrude Gosselin, and their families. She was predeceased by her twin sister Liette B. Poliquin of Palermo, brothers, Germain Gosselin of Lewiston, Marcel Gosselin of Orrington, Jean-Paul Gosselin of Orrington, Donald Gosselin, and his wife, Jeanine, of Lewiston, and her sister, Exilia Y. St. Pierre, of Wells. A special thank you to a dear friend, Rev. Fr. Robert Lacasse who works at the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Bolivia. She will be presented at The Fortin Group Funeral Home at 70 Horton Street in Lewiston, ME 04240 on Thursday April 29 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Holy Cross Church on Lisbon Street on Friday April 30 beginning at 11:00 am. The Cemetery Committal will be completed at a later date. Her only request was for Masses to be said for her, the poor, and the world. Arrangements are under the care and direction of The Fortin Group, Lewiston. Please visit to leave heartfelt condolences to Sister Yvette’s family and friends.


  • Visiting Hours Fortin Group Lewiston

    Thursday, April 29, 2021

  • Visiting Hours Fortin Group Lewiston

    Thursday, April 29, 2021

  • A Mass of Christian Burial Holy Cross Church

    Friday, April 30, 2021


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Wil Thieme

May 5, 2021

Yvette's presence early in my life had a great impact on my development and the values I hold. While I hadn't spoken with her in many years, I will always think of her with great respect.

Victoria Thieme

May 5, 2021

Yvette, you were a wonderful human being, while in-tune with Gods love and ways. You became an intimate part of our family when our first three children (William, Emily and Rachel) were little and you helped me raise them up with christian principles and bible stories being acted out while taking afternoon walks! You were a grounding force in our family's life. You were a mentor of faith for me. I am deeply sorry that I did not stay in touch with you over the last few years. Your death reminds me that we must continually rejoice and support that which is good in our world. You were a beautiful light of faith and fortitude.
May your spirit sore over the oceans and find its way into heaven so that you will be looking out and smelling the sweet salt breeze of the morning for always. Amen!
Victoria Stacey Thieme, DO

Catherine Valcourt

April 27, 2021

To Yvette’s family and friends: I want to share the following that was sent to all Sisters for Christian Community worldwide. May God bless all of you, and may Yvette rest in peace.
Sincerely, Catherine Valcourt, sfcc, Lewiston, Maine

Yvette Gosselin passed April 22, 2021.

Yvette Gosselin of the MARINYCT Region was formerly with the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary for 25 years. She was affirmed into SFCC in 1995 and was always an active and enthusiastic member of her SFCC region. Yvette was an educator with a Master’s degree in Education. In the 1980’s she earned a Master’s degree in Special Education and always championed the special needs population of Massachusetts and Maine. Later Yvette earned a degree and license in counseling in order to more effectively minister to youth and also elder shut-ins. Yvette also developed a ministry for home health/respite care. Please keep Yvette, her SFCC Region and her family in prayer during this time of loss. (Posted by the sfcc archives).

Yvette Gosselin
LIFE 1933-2021
SFCC 1995-2021