Antonine "Toni" Sassi

June 5, 1922July 5, 2018
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Auburn- Antonine “Toni” Sassi, 96, of Rumford, passed away on July 5, 2018. She was born in New Brunswick Canada on June 5, 1922, a daughter of Jacob Joseph Chiasson and Agatha M. (Friolet) Chiasson. Antonine’s family came to the United States when she was just six years old. She attended local schools. Antonine married Lloyd Sassi on November 30, 1940. They had three children; Kenneth, Keith, and Susan Sassi-Byard, and together celebrated 65 years of marriage. The Sassi family enjoyed their summers at Roxbury Pond. Through the years, Antonine worked for United Stores, Grants, Irish Market, and the Village Shop until retirement. She loved to knit, sew, crochet, and play cribbage with her husband and granddaughters. She also enjoyed card games with her club friends. Surviving are her sons Kenneth Sassi and wife Charlene of Damariscotta, Keith Sassi and wife Christine of New Port Richey, FL., grandchildren; Jessica Paugh and husband Timothy, Mark Sassi and wife Jennifer, Nick Sassi and wife Millie, Brenna Parent and husband Ryan, and Alyson Byard, great grandchildren; Madeleine Paugh, Audrey Paugh, Kate Paugh, Fischer Sassi, Piper Sassi, Jameson Parent, and Mayve Parent. She was predeceased by her husband Lloyd, daughter Susan Byard, son in law James E. Byard Jr., two sisters; Virginia Faucher and Evangeline B. Arsenault, and five brothers; Armand, Martin, Levi, Vincent, and Christopher Chiasson. The family wishes to thank the staff at CMMC, Schooner Estates, and the Hospice House for the wonderful care given to Toni. If so desired, contributions in Toni’s memory may be made to the Hospice House 236 Stetson Road Auburn, ME. 04210


  • Jacob Joseph Chiasson, Father
  • Agathe M. (Friolet) Chiasson, Mother
  • Lloyd G. Sassi, Husband
  • Kenneth Sassi & Wife Charlene, Son
  • Keith Sassi & Wife Christine, Son
  • Jessica Paugh & Husband Timothy, Granddaughter
  • Mark Sassi & Wife Jennifer, Grandson
  • Nick Sassi & Wife Millie, Grandson
  • Brenna Parent & Husband Ryan, Granddaughter
  • Alyson Byard, Granddaughter
  • Madeleine, Audrey, and Kate Paugh, Great Granchildren
  • Fischer and Piper Sassi, Great Grandchildren
  • Jameson and Mayve Parent, Great Granchildren
  • Susan & James E. Byard Jr., Daughter & Son In Law
  • Virginia Faucher, Sister
  • Evangeline B. Arsenault, Sister
  • Armand, Martin, Levi, Vincent and Christopher Chiasson, Brothers

  • If so desired, contributions in Toni’s memory may be made to the Hospice House 236 Stetson Road Auburn, ME. 04210


  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, July 13, 2018

Antonine "Toni" Sassi

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Mary Ellen Theriault

July 9, 2018

Toni was a joy to be with. She would tell me stories of her younger years with her siblings, husband Lloyd and her children. She would sing me songs from "the old days" as she put it. How many puzzles did we work on together, and when they were finished, we would study them intensely looking at every detail, the flowers, trees, people and critters. She appreciated the beauty of the changing seasons and we would watch in amazement as the leaves would turn from green to vivid autumn colors. Her favorite shows were Little House on the Prairie and The Waltons. She adored her children, granchildren and great grandchildren, cherishing all the visits and telephone calls. Always a smile on her beautiful face. I'm so grateful that I had the opportunity to share time with her. I will miss her dearly, but I know that she's rejoicing with the saints and angels and is finally home. God bless you Toni.

Sandra Holly

July 8, 2018

I think of Toni as the very emaculate , with not a thing out of place. We had a lot of Fun at Roxberry Pond camp. She would call my mother (her sister) Knee, In French , Virginia would be Virginknee ,
She had a wonderful smile her teeth were so perfect. She will be remberd
With much love.