Waterville, Lucienne "Lucy" Michaud, 87, passed away at Lakewood Manor on Friday, October 11, 2013 leaving many sad hearts in her family and friends. Her children were at her side as she left to join her husband Augustin "Gus" Michaud and son Rick who predeceased her. She was born on October 30, 1925 in Lac Megantic, P.Q. a daughter of the late Joseph D. and Celeda M. (LaPointe) LaRoche.
Lucienne married Augustin Michaud on June 24, 1950 at Sacred Heart Church in Waterville. Together they raised their five children. She worked at Keyes Fibre for many years where she made many dear friends. The most important thing in Lucienne's life was her children and family which she centered her life around. They will most fondly remember her beautiful smile which would melt away any worry or problem.
In Lucienne's retirement years she and her husband Augustin devoted a great amount of their time to volunteer at the Muskie Center and specifically Meals on Wheels. She also was a member of the Elks Lodge women's auxiliary and the American Legion.
Lucienne and Augustin enjoyed traveling by bus, snowmobiling and playing cards with family and friends. She loved all holidays and had a special fondness for the Christmas season. She was known for making sure she gave her children gag gifts every year which were always opened with great hesitation and merriment.
Lucienne is survived by a son Dan Michaud and partner Brice Booker of Newton, Ma, three daughters Diane Michaud Thibodeau and husband Joseph of Fairfield, Marlene Michaud Webber and husband Roger of Augusta and Doreen Gilbert and a close special grandson, Patrick Gilbert of Albion. She also leaves two sisters Jeannette Nadeau and husband Everard of Winslow and Cecile Nadeau and husband Gerard of Sidney, granddaughters Tia Dixon, Talia LeClair and husband Scott, and Tovah Michaud as well as great grandchildren Dustee Dixon, Cameron Michaud and Cooper LeClair, a daughter-in law Paula Michaud and many nieces and nephews.
Lucienne was predeceased by her husband Augustin on April 8, 2008, her son Rick Michaud on October 3, 2011, a son in law Scott Gilbert, six sisters and three brothers.
A heartfelt thank you to the staff at Lakewood Manor for the loving care given to our mom and our family as well as a special acknowledgement of "Maude" the resident cat who brought such comfort to our mom and the family during her stay at Lakewood.
Visitation will be held at the Veilleux Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 5-8pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Notre Dame Catholic Church on Friday at 11 am followed by committal prayers at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. In Lucienne's memory donations may be made to the Muskie Community Center 38 Gold St. Waterville, Me 04901. Services are under the care and direction of the Veilleux Funeral Home 8 Elm St. Waterville, Me 04901 www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com