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Irene Chretien

November 29, 1929 ~ December 16, 2018 (age 89)

Irene Chretien, 89, of Biddeford, died Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.          She was born November 29, 1929 in Biddeford a daughter of Edmond and Aurore (Lamirande) Dube and was educated in Biddeford schools.


On September 22, 1956 she married Urbain A. Chretien in St. Andre’s Church in Biddeford.


She had worked at Sabourin Bakery in Biddeford; her last employment was with Nike shoe in Saco.


Irene was preceded in death by Urbain, her husband of 55 years on August 25, 2012.


She is survived by:

          3 sons:         Raymond U. Chretien and wife Jeannine of Lyman

Ronald P. Chretien and significant other Linda Boisvert of Biddeford

                               Robert R. Chretien and fiancée  Cathy Johnston of Raymond

          1 daughter:   Lucille Gaudette and husband Don of Arundel


          4 grandchildren:     Rubie Gaudette

                                         Nicholas and Nolan Chretien

                                         Alexis Chretien

          1 Sister: Cecile Bisson and husband Rene of Biddeford


Visiting Hours will 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Most Holy Trinity Church, Saco at 10:00 a.m. on Friday December 21st.    Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Special thanks to those who gave mom nursing care and to the staff of Gosnell Hospice House.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Irene's name to Gosnell Memorial Hospice, 11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough, ME 04074. To share condolences online, please visit


Donations may be made to:

Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough ME 04074
Tel: 1-207-289-3600

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