WATERVILLE -- Lucille Marie Carrier, 94, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2013, surrounded by her loving family at Oak Grove Nursing Home.
She was born in St. Agatha, Maine, on May 12, 1919, a daughter of Albanie and Annie (Michaud) Ouellette. She was the oldest of 17 children. Lucille was educated in Caribou schools. She worked for Keyes Fiber, Scott Paper Co., Butlers and Sterns Department Stores, and later in her 80's retired from the Waterville Public School System. Lucille was a devote Catholic and communicant of Corpus Christi Parish. Lucille cherished the time spent with her family, especially the family events held at her home. She loved spending time with her children, in younger years taking them to various parks and trips to the ocean. Lucille enjoyed knitting, word search puzzles, bowling and playing cards with the people from Caribou. Lucille was a hard worker, a loving and devoted wife, mother, Memere, sister and friend to many.
Lucille leaves behind her son, Richard "Dickie" Carrier, and wife Yvonne; her daughter, Jean Berard, and husband Fred "Butch"; two brothers and two sisters; her grandchildren, Kathy Robertson and husband David, Janet and Laurie Carrier, Lisa Loisel and husband Patrick, Scott Bolduc and wife Lisa, Derek Bolduc and wife Michelle, Tammy Pinnette and husband Scott, Laurie Landry and husband Tim, and Kristen Finley and husband Scott; 22 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her beloved husband, O'Neil J. Carrier, in 1987; beloved daughter Jackie Carrier; and 12 siblings.
Lucille's family wishes to extend their great appreciation and thanks to the staff at Oak Grove Nursing Home for the exceptional care that they provided and for being Lucille's second family, as well as Dr. Clifton Smith for his excellent care that he provided her over the years. They also wish to thank the hospice staff for their superb care and compassion.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2013, at Veilleux Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, with committal to follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lucille's memory may be made to The Waterville Area Humane Society, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, ME 04901; or to the Waterville Health Reach Hospice, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm St. Waterville; www.veilleuxfuner alhome.com.