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Priscilla C. Buchanan

December 9, 1940 ~ May 13, 2019 (age 78)


Priscilla C. Buchanan, 78, of Biddeford died Monday, May 13, 2019 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice.  She was born December 9, 1940, a daughter of Henry and Blanche (Garneau) Pare.  She was educated locally, attending St. Joseph’s High School.

On August 14, 1962 she married Larry Buchanan in St. Joseph’s Church.


Priscilla had been employed in local shoe shops from 1962 to 1967, and with West Point Pepperell/Stevens/Home from 1967 until she retired in 2006.


She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and cryptograms, trips to Foxwoods, travel to Florida and North Carolina, and visiting with her grandchildren.


Priscilla was predeceased by her daughter, Tina Buchanan in 1964, and by a sister Sonia Martel in 2015.


She is survived by:

          1 daughter,   Shirley Breton of Old Orchard Beach

          3 sons:         Larry W. Buchanan, Jr. and wife Patsy of Saco

                               Steven Buchanan and wife April of Medford, ME

                               David Buchanan of Biddeford

          1 sister,        Hilda Frechette of Westbrook

          1 brother,     John Pare of Biddeford

9 grandchildren:     Sean, Nicole, Dawson, Seth, Morgan, Kayla, Samuel, Kurt and Derek

          2 great grandchildren:      Skylar and Roman

          nieces and nephews


There will be no visiting hours.     Graveside services will be in St Joseph’s Cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18th.  Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. To share condolences online, please visit



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Graveside Service
May 18, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Josephs Cemetery
120 West St.
Biddeford, ME 04005

No Visiting Hours

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