Juliette Lacroix, 92, of Saco died Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Wardwell.
She was born in Biddeford, July 18, 1927, the daughter of Napoleon and Belzemire (Gagne) Gobeil, one of ten children. Juliette attended St. Andre’s School.
At age 11 she got her first skates and was winning races by the age of 12. At age 18, out of a field of hundreds, Juliette won the New England’s Women’s Championship of the Silver Skates Derby, in Boston. (1946)
She married Reginald Lacroix on June 7, 1947. Together, they raised and trained beagles and sold live bait at their home.
For over 40 years, she worked as a bookkeeper for Emile Lamontagne Plumbing & Heating. She was considered a member of the family. Built with their own hands, Julie and Reggie owned a camp at Granny Kent Pond for many years. Badminton was the game everyone of all ages could enjoy!
Julie joined her husband hunting, fishing, and camping all over Maine. She enjoyed winters ice-fishing on lakes and summers fishing and lobstering on the ocean.
Her husband of 66 years, Reginald, died in 2014.
Juliette lived at the Wardwell Assisted Living for the last five years, where she was very happy. When asked how she was, she always replied, “the best!”
Besides her husband, she is predeceased by her infant daughter Lynna, infant son Marcel, sisters: Bertha, Bernadette, Simone, her brothers: Raymond, Gerard, Paul, Ferdinand, and Richard.
She is survived by one brother, Rene Gobeil, her “daughter” and long-time caregiver, Carol Lamontagne, and many nieces and nephews.
A special thank you goes to the staff at Wardwell Assisted Living, where she often said she was “treated like a queen!” and to Compassus Hospice for their gentle and kind care given in those last few weeks.
There will be no visiting hours. A Graveside Service will be held in St. Joseph Cemetery in Biddeford, ME on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Juliette may be made to: The Wardwell, 43 Middle Street, Saco, ME 04072. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.
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