Noella I. Vire

Birth Date: Dec. 23, 1939

Death Date: Dec. 04, 2013

Noella I. Vire, 73, known as Mémère to all, of Old Orchard Beach died Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at the Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough after battling cancer. She was born in Goffstown, NH on December 23, 1939 the daughter of the late Sylvio A. and Lucille L. Martel Chouinard and was educated in Biddeford Schools.

On September 12, 1959 she married Louis P.Vire in St. Andre’s Church in Biddeford.

Mrs. Vire worked 3 years at the former Notre Dame Hospital in Biddeford. She was a homemaker, mother of eight and countless other kids both near and far. She had a special ”year round” love of Christmas, decorating inside and out and attracting many to see the Christmas lights at her home. She also celebrated all the holidays, she enjoyed knitting, crocheting, coin collecting, NASCAR racing, painting her many wood crafts and spending time with her family. In retirement she went to work at Sue’s Place Child Care Center in Arundel for 4 years as cook and grandmother to all.

She was predeceased by a son Richard Vire in 1970 and a grandson Corey Michaud in 2003.

Surviving are:
Her husband of 54 years of O.O. Beach

3 sons: Roger Vire & his wife Patti of Freeport, ME
Raymond Vire & his wife Susan of Saco
Ronald Vire & his wife Karen of O.O. Beach
4 daughters: Susan DesRoberts & her husband Gerard of Biddeford
Theresa Bruns & her companion Jerry Walker of Saco
Donna Paquin & her husband Michael of Biddeford
Tamera Vire of Biddeford

2 brothers: Andre Chouinard & his wife Gail Humphrey of St. Hilaire, PQ
Gerard Chouinard of Biddeford
4 sisters: Lillian Sweetser & her husband Jesse of Clearwater, FL
Madeleine Grover & her husband Albert of Biddeford
Paulette Provencal & her husband Ronald of Kittery
Yvette Chouinard of Biddeford

15 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews

Visiting hours will be Friday, December 6, 2013 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Hope Memorial Chapel. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 7 , 2013 at 10 a.m . at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford, ME 04005. Memorial donations in Noella’s memory may be made to Gosnell Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074 or a charity of one’s choice.To share condolences on line, please visit



Ron & Linda Vire
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of grief.

Sue DesRoberts
Mom I miss you everyday, I miss our conversations on the phone, I miss you at work, I miss you scrunching your nose at me, I miss your voice! I'm waiting for you to give me a sign so i know that you are with me! Love you forever, Sue

Lynn McGee
To the Vire family. My heart and prayes go out to you all. I will always remember Nellie as a happy person who loved life. She always had a smile on her face and was happy to see you. She will also be remembered for her decorating. No matter what the holiday was her place was always decorated nice, inside and out. Just beautiful. Nellie, I know now that you are in no more pain and that you are watching down over all of your family. You are now with my niece Misty (Rogalski) whom who had babysat when she was young. 2 angles who are and will be truely missed. HUGS!

John Krone
My sincere condolences to the family of Noella I. Vire. May you find comfort in your loving memories, and in God's promise to soon "swallow up death forever...and wipe away the tears from all faces" (Isaiah 25:8). While grief at the loss of Noella is great, joy at welcoming her back in the resurrection will be greater (John 5:28, 29). With deepest sympathy, John Krone.

Lisa Drouin
Our heart felt condolences to the vire family, your mom was a very special person, I will never forget when my mom had her hip surgery and your mom and sue put a big basket of gifts together for her. I know it meant alot to my mom...thank you and god bless you all, heaven has another beautiful angel.

Theresa Bruns
Although you are physically gone, you will live on in my heart. I love you so much and miss you. Somebody told me that I had features like you and that I looked like you. I told that person thank you because you are a beautiful woman and therefore I am beautiful just like you. Thank you for being the best mom ever. Please take care of Cory, Ricky, and all our loved ones. We will be together again in time. I love you

Christine Viets
Sue - I am Kathy Beaulieu's sister from Florida. I was so saddened to hear of Miss Noella's passing. Kathy always spoke so lovingly about your mother that I felt like I knew her myself. I sure wish I had. She meant a great deal to Kathy as it appears from the other posts she did for a lot of folks. Please know that I have been praying for you, your mom, and my sister ever since I found out she was ill. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers. Please accept my deepest condolences as I pray . . . Eternal rest grant unto her, oh Lord, and let perpectual light shine upon her. May you rest in peace, Miss Noella. Amen.

Laura Latinski
Miss Noella, I am very sad to lose you. I didn't get to spend nearly enough time with you but I will always treasure all of those moments. Much love, Laura

Sue and Family, so sorry for your loss, your mom was such a bright star! Always expected her to start laughing. She loved her family so very much. Praying for all of you ....... Nancy & Bill Cantara

Judi Provencal
I will miss you, Aunt Nellie. I will always remember visiting you at Christmas time. I decorated a tree in my yard in your memory, and I'll think of you always.

Pamela Edwards-Belisle
Dear Vire Family,
My love and prayers of light and peace to each of you!
Pam Edwards-Belisle

Mona Wing
To Pete, Sue , Karen and the whole family ,my heart breaks for ALL of you my family and I send our condolences love you guys let me know what I can do

Mona Wing
Oh Noella,I miss you in the kitchen telling me what I should be doing and saying " You be good ,remember I'm watching you ". The kids are always reminding Miss Laura and I that you give 4 pretzels not 3 , I miss and love you more than you know and thanks for being there for me . I promise to be good love, Mona

Jessica Arel
Miss Noella you will be missed. She was and always will be my "Daycare Memere." You will always be with me and you will always be in my thoughts and prayers. My thoughts and prayers also go out to your family.

Sebastian Humphrey
My condolences. Nellie you will be missed, visits to your house were always a highlight when visiting Maine. You and your children always made us feel so welcome - your heart was so open to others.

Bev Frost
Sue and condolences go out to all..I will always remember your mom laugh and love of life. She so loved her family and always made everyone else feel like they were part of it. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Take Bev

Paulette and Ron
How i will miss you Nellie. We will miss the wonderful family get together at Christmas and how you always wanted Gail"s ornament. The holidays were always a time for celebration for you and your family.
Our deepest sympathy to Pete and all her children.

Donna Rae Benson & Rene Bolduc
Rene (Sonny) and I have spoken several times today after each of us spoke with you, Pete, and I spoke with you, Susan. We both hold all of your family in our hearts and prayers. Darling Nellie has been spared further suffering. God is indeed so very good. Our love, Sonny and Donna Rae

Danny & Suzanne Ouellette
We have known Noella and Pete for over 50 years and never knew a more loving person. Enjoyed visiting with them every year when we made it back up to Maine. Our sympathy to the entire family.

Susan Vire
I love and miss you. Thank you for welcoming me into your heart and your family. It was overwhelming at first and still is sometimes. I love your family with my whole heart. Loved that we had our bear thing. My promise to you as I told you last night, I promise to take care of Ray and love him with my whole heart forever and always. Say hi to my dad for me.

Love Susan

Tina Schelling
RIP Nellie. You were a great neighbor and raised wonderful children. I'm proud your son is my brother-in-law and you always welcomed me into your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Julie (Blow) Cronin
Mrs. Vire brought joy to everyone with her beautiful Christmas decorations. She was a great lady, and will be sadly missed.

Rene Bolduc
Rest with angels,engulved in the Lord's love,remebered by all of those who cared,now you are free of all discomfort,happy in being with Them,you will be missed,,Sonny and Family

Kathryn Beaulieu
I will miss my dear friend Miss Noella very much and our wonderful talks in her kitchen at Sues Place. My prayers and heart felt condolences to her whole family.

Frances Bolduc LaRiviere
Dear Pete & children, So sorry for the your loss. I remember Nellie as a sweet person, always kind. She will be missed. I pray you all find comfort. Hugs, Francie

Brenda Keating
I am so sorry to hear that your beloved mom has passed. Hugs to you all!

Christina (Guerin) and Keith Price
May God be with you at your time of sadness. She is at peace watching over her family.

Brian Ross
Ray & Sue, Ron & Karen, my condolences to you and your families. You will be in our prayers at this difficult time.

Catherine Brennan Rodriguez
My heart and prayers go to the family! Although I now live 3,000 miles away it still hits home! I remember visiting as A little girl! She was a blessed woman by a family that loved her tremendously!!!!

Andre Chouinard
I will miss you Nellie. I will always remember my visits to your place. You were always so hospitable. Your cooking and especially your peanut butter fudge were just great. Gail and I offer to all of you our condolences. We wish we could be there but we will have you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Chini and Gail


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