Died: Sep 10, 2012
Lewiston – Rachel B. (Gagne) Kemp, 65, of Lisbon Falls passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 10, 2012 at St. Mary’s Hospital with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late William J. Kemp III who died on August 22, 2004.
She was born in Westbrook, ME on October 22, 1946 a daughter of the late Hormidas L. “Mike” & Alma P. (Cantara) Gagne. She grew up in Westbrook attending local area schools, graduating from Westbrook High School. She married William on October 24, 1964. They resided in Raymond, Maine up until his passing, shortly after that she moved to Lisbon Falls with her daughter and son-in-law.
Rachel worked at numerous places of employment, Sylvania/G.E., Bradley’s, Microwave Technique, S.D. Warren, and up to her recent retirement, Wal-Mart in N. Windham and Brunswick.
She enjoyed reading romance novels, crocheting and playing Cribbage with anyone willing to go up against her. She also enjoyed scratch tickets and loved Bingo and the slots, making several trips to Foxwoods with her sister. Rachel was a kind and caring woman who was completely devoted to her family and her grandchildren were her pride and joy, supporting them in whatever they did.
Rachel was predeceased by her sister C. Priscilla Fecteau, who passed away May of 2012.
She is survived by her three children Elizabeth Sullivan and her husband Jay of Lisbon, Michael Kemp and his fiancée Debbie Dow of Parsonsfield, and Suzanne Miller and her husband Jeffrey of Lisbon Falls. She also leaves her seven grandchildren William, Traci, Christopher, Sarah-Ann, Michael, Kolby-William, Aizyk-Michael and eight great grandchildren as well as a godson Dennis Fecteau of Standish and several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the ICU at St. Mary’s Hospital, your care and kindness can never be repaid.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Rachel’s Life on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 1 – 4 p.m. at Lisbon Falls Baptist Church Life Center; 555 Lisbon Street, Lisbon Falls.
Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Rachel’s guestbook.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to:
St Mary’s ICU Fund
St Mary’s Development Office
P. O. Box 7291
Lewiston, ME 04243
Barbara Bush Children Hospital
Portland, Maine 04102