Helen E Roberge
August 26, 1923 – July 9, 2020
Yarmouth, ME- Helen E. Roberge, 96, lifelong resident of Yarmouth, passed away on July 9, 2020, peacefully, at Ledgeview Assisted Living in Cumberland Foreside. She was born in Yarmouth, one of fifteen children, a daughter of Lawrence E. and Margaret (Gould) DeRoche. She attended Yarmouth schools. She and her late husband owned and operated Helen & Bob's Restaurant in Naples. She also worked at Sacred Heart Church in Yarmouth for several years and later at Pineland Restaurant in Falmouth. They later owned Macs Convenience Store, formerly in Windham. Eventually she settled into the role of grandmother and auntie.
She enjoyed country music, particularly Travis Tritt. She was particularly fond of the Falmouth Police Dept., where her late son was a police officer for 30 years. The Falmouth Police continued to maintain a special relationship with her over the years. One of the highlights of her life was a trip to England and Ireland with her sister-in-law, Lucy DeRoche and niece, Tammy DeRoche, to visit her son Edward and his wife, Diane. She loved visits from family and friends.
She was pre-deceased by her husband of 53 years, Robert P. Roberge, in 1999; a son, Edward F. Roberge in 2005; daughter in-law, June M. Roberge in 1999 and all 14 of her siblings.
She is survived by a son, Larry Roberge and his wife Darlene of Zephyrhills, FL; granddaughters, Heather Gordon and her husband Dr. Marc Gordon of Cumberland, Jessica Schellenberg and her husband Gary of Nampa, Id; great-grandchildren, Liam Gordon, Zoe Gordon and Aoife Gordon; step-grandchildren, Jessica Reynolds, Mathiew Sumner; step-great-granddaughter, Harlee Ward; sisters in-law, Lucy DeRoche and Judy DeRoche and several nieces and nephews.
Helen’s family would like acknowledge and thank the owners & staff at Ledgeview Assisted Living for their exceptional care.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parish of the Holy Eucharist, 266 Foreside Rd., Falmouth, ME 04105.
Please visit lindquistfuneralhome.com to sign Helen's online guest book.
- Lawrence E. DeRoche, Father (deceased)
- Margaret Doiron, Mother (deceased)
- Robert P. Robert, Husband (deceased)
- Edward F. Roberge, Son (deceased)
- June M. Roberge, Daughter-in-law (deceased)
- Larry Roberge (Darlene Roberge), Son
- Heather Gordon (Dr. Marc Gordon), Granddaughter
- Jessica Schellenberg (Gary Schellenberg), Granddaughter
- Liam Gordon, Great Grandson
- Zoe Gordon, Great Granddaughter
- Aoife Gordon, Great Grandchild
- Jessica Reynolds, Step Granddaughter
- Mathiew Sumner, Step Grandson
- Harlee Ward, Step Great Granddaughter
- Lucy DeRoche, Sister-in-law
- Judy DeRoche, Sister-in-law
Parish of The Holy Eucharist
266 Foreside Road, Falmouth, Maine 04105
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Helen E Roberge
David and Carol Kloth
July 15, 2020
We are so sorry for the family's loss of a truly wonderful person. We all remember so many happy occasions that we shared with Helen and her family. She will be dearly missed by all of us. She touched so many lives. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
July 14, 2020
Dear Larry, Heather, Jessica and families,
Auntie/Nana was such a special person to all of us. We send our heartfelt condolences on her passing. She was my Auntie and Godmother and made such a huge impact in my life and truly helped raise me when I was little. Her love and support have been felt consistently over the years by Jim, Mia, and me. Mia thought of her as a second grandmother and was honored that Auntie encouraged her to call her Nana. I can’t even tell you how much we already miss her. She will always be loved and never forgotten by us. Hugs and love to each of you..although we are miles away from Maine, we are with you in spirit and will keep you tucked inside our hearts.
RIP, dearest Auntie/Nana. We will love you forever.
Tammy, Jim, and Mia