Auburn, ME – Lucie (Roy) Martel, 77 of Auburn died on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Central Maine Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Bernard Martel.
She was born on August 24, 1938 in Lewiston, ME a daughter of the late Laureate & Irene (Brilliant) Roy. She attended St. Louis and Walton school in Auburn.
Lucie worked at Knapp Shoe for six years, leaving to become a devoted housewife and mother. She was a member of the Iris Club and the National Gardeners Club. She took many senior trips and was an avid Bingo player.
In her early years, she loved sewing, crafts and gardening. Her green thumb was a passion she cultivated her entire life, rivaling even her love of jigsaw puzzles; which she could often be found making in the sunny warmth of her little glass greenhouse. In the winter, her days were filled with reading, colorful beading, jewelry making, complex jigsaw puzzles and socializing with her many friends and family. Her greatest passion, however, was her husband of 53 years, Bernard.
Lucie is survived by her children: Doris Green and her husband Troy of Turner, Elaine Martel of Auburn, Gene Quimby and her husband Rick of Turner, Chet Martel of Livermore and Fern Lake and her husband William of Auburn. She also leaves her ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren, her siblings Armand Roy of Auburn and Omer Roy of Scarborough as well as several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Rita Deschamps and Roger Roy.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Monday, March 28, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, on the corner of Minot and Western Aves in Auburn. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. at the Maine Veterans Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta, ME. A reception will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the American Legion, Post 31, 426 Washington Street-North, Auburn.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to:
Clover Health Care
Kerry Place Unit
440 Minot Ave.
Auburn, ME 04210
Attn: Sandy Robbins