Marie Rose Lemieux

Birth Date: Aug. 08, 1912

Death Date: Feb. 13, 2012

Marie Rose Lemieux, 99, of Saco and formerly of Biddeford, died peacefully on February 13, 2012 at Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford following a brief illness.

She was born in Biddeford on August 8, 1912, a daughter of Camille and Rosilda (Roberge) Lizotte. She attended local schools and was a former communicant of Most Holy Trinity Church in Saco. Marie worked as a weaver at Pepperell Manufacturing and at Allied Shoe Company, retiring in 1974.

“Memere Barloute,” as she was affectionately known, was also anointed “Queen of the Soup” by her family. In addition to her extraordinary culinary skills, she spent her time winning at cards (particularly gin rummy!), singing, and laughing. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, making puzzles, and being serenaded by her Great-Grandchildren.

On February 6, 1932 she married Roland Lemieux at St. Andre’s Church in Biddeford. He predeceased her on January 24, 1965.

Besides her husband, Marie was predeceased by 4 brothers and 7 sisters.

She is survived by:
3 daughters: Anita Bergeron
Claire Lantagne, both of Biddeford
Muriel Caissie of Saco
1 brother: Lionel Lizotte of Biddeford
3 sisters: Jeannette Paradis
Gilberte Desmarais, both of Biddeford
Rita Wilson and her husband Mack of Texas
12 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren

There will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 17, 2012 at Most Holy Trinity Church, Parish of the Good Shepherd, 271 Main St. Saco. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Biddeford. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. To share condolences online, please visit Donations in Marie’s memory may be made to American Heart Association / American Stroke Association, P.O. Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241.



Jamie Lantagne
We will all miss you very much.
I will remember all of the happy times with you especially when i was a little girl and i used to always ask aunt za if we could go visit you just so i could watch you complete your puzzle because i had hoped one day i would be good at it like you and every time we would be getting ready to leave you would make sure i always had a couple of pieces of candy to depart with.
Love you Forever and Always ,
Jamie and Great Great Great Granddaughter Gracie Elizabeth

~When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.~

Brad Beckim
I will miss the way you lit up a room with your laugh and seeing you dink your beer through your straw.

You will forever be in our hearts and our heads and a little piece of you is in all of us. Thank you for everything.
Love always,

Chad Beckim
Oh, Memere...
This still doesn't seem real. I just can't imagine not seeing you again, hearing you laugh, bribing the younger family members for their bowls of soup...

I'm going to miss you.
Love always,

Diane Beckim
You will be sorely missed. Thank You for teaching me how to make "the soup" as you so called it. Love Diane


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