Cecile T. Letourneau

January 2, 1924 - May 16, 2017

Service Date: May 23, 2017

A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Parish, Holy Family Church, 66 North Ave., Sanford. Committal prayers and burial will follow at St. Ignatius Cemetery.

Cecile T. Letourneau, 93, passed away on May 16, 2017 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.

Cecile was born on January 2, 1924 in Sanford, one of twelve children loved and nurtured by Alphonse and Odile (Mercier) Therrien. She attended Holy Family School and lived in town.

She married Paul A. Letourneau, Sr. in October of 1947 and they welcomed their son, Paul, Jr. into their lives in 1949. Cecile was a loving mother and devoted to her family. She worked at the Goodall Mills and later worked as a talented seamstress at a local dress shop. Mrs. Letourneau enjoyed family gatherings, gardening, sailing with her husband and son, and traveling. A special day was babysitting for one of her nieces. A woman of deep faith, she attended Mass and was a member of the Ladies of St. Ann. Later in life, she cared for her mother until her passing.

In 1987, she started wintering in Florida with her husband until his death in 1996, then continued spending the winter months with her son in Florida and summers in Maine. She also enjoyed going to eat with some of her siblings and did her best to cope with her declining health.

She is lovingly survived by her son, Paul A. Letourneau, Jr. and her sister, Lorraine Legere, and one brother, Joseph R. Therrien, all of Sanford; and many nieces and nephews. Cecile always tried to be helpful to family members and worked hard all of her life.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Parish, Holy Family Church, 66 North Ave., Sanford. Committal prayers and burial will follow at St. Ignatius Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider the starving children in Africa, hungry Syrian refugees, and orphan or hungry people in Haiti.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.


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