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Obituary for Yvette A. LaChapelle (Gagne)

Yvette A.  LaChapelle (Gagne)
Lewiston – Yvette A. LaChapelle, 76, a lifelong resident of Lewiston, passed away on her birthday, Saturday, June 17th at in her home in Lewiston, surrounded by her family. She was born June 17, 1941 in Lewiston, the daughter of Alfred Gagne and Irene (Champagne) Gagne. She was a 1959 graduate of Lewiston High School and also attended University of Maine. On June 10, 1961 at Holy Family Church in Lewiston, she married Paul LaChapelle of Auburn. When her children were young, Yvette devoted her time to caring for her family and her home, she later went to work at Bates College in the administration department. She was a communicant of St. Philip’s Church, and served as Eucharistic Minister for many years, she was also very involved in St. Philip’s Family Group and St. Philip’s Town Meeting. Yvette was President of the Lewiston-Auburn Jaycee wives, June 1972 thru May 1973. She also worked for years with the center for Parish Ministry. Yvette unselfishly gave 5 years as executive member of the Lewiston Bicentennial Committee and also volunteered 7 years at Hospice House of Androscoggin in Auburn. She is survived by her husband, Paul LaChapelle of Lewiston, her children, Pauline Powell and her husband Rick of Lewiston, Rick LaChapelle and his wife Monique of Lewiston, and Joline Sawyer and her husband Scott of Northport, Florida, 20 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and one on the way; her sister, Rose Rogalla and her husband John of Illinois, and her brother, Roger Gagne and his wife Malika of Lewiston. She was predeceased by her sister Aline Caron and her brother, Joseph Raymond Gagne. Messages of condolence may be sent to:

LaChapelle – Yvette A., 76, a lifelong resident of Lewiston, passed away, Saturday, June 17, 2017 at her home in Lewiston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM, Thursday, June 22 at St. Philip’s Church, 2365 Turner Road, Auburn, Maine. Visiting hours from 2-4 & 6-8 PM on Wednesday, June 21st at PINETTE, DILLINGHAM AND LYNCH FUNERAL HOME, 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, Maine. Interment St. Peter’s Cemetery, 217 Switzerland Road, Lewiston, Maine. In lieu of flowers, if desired contributions may be made to: Hospice House of Androscoggin, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, Maine 04210. If desired contributions may be made to: Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240.

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