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Lillian M. (Lamothe) Lemire


Lillian M. (Lamothe) Lemire, 88, longtime of Turkey Shore Road, Ipswich, died Monday October 27, 2008 in the Seaview Retreat, Rowley, following her long illness.

She was the wife of the late Gaetan A. Lemire who died in 1971.

Born in Ipswich May 28, 1920, daughter of the late Paul N. and Mary R. (Lavoie) Lamothe, she  attended St. Stanislaus School and  was a 1938 graduate of the former Manning High School. As a young woman she was employed  for several years  at the former Pacific Mills in Lawrence. Married in the former St. Stanislaus Church in 1942, the Lemires  made their home on Turkey Shore Road. When her family was grown she went to work part time as a secretary for Dr. Petranek for several years, and later worked as a greeter at VFW events in Ipswich.

She enjoyed singing, dancing, painting scenic vistas in oil and pastels and spending time with her loving grandchildren.

She is survived by two sons, Gary M. Lemire and his wife Kathleen of Lee, NH and Marc G. Lemire and his wife Merry of Ipswich; four daughters, Gayle Farina of Florida, Diane Naoum and her husband Stephen of Raymond, NH, Lee-Anne Perkins and her husband Tobin of Ipswich and Laurie Lemire of Ipswich; ten grandchildren, Natasha Rufe of Manchester, NH, Marcel Naoum of Raymond, NH, Gillian Wolcott of Haverhill, Nathan Lemire and  Jacob Lemire both of Lee, NH, Adam Lemire, Jessica Lemire, Erica Stone, Ashley Perkins and Liza Barlow all of Ipswich; two great grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

Her funeral service will be held Thursday morning October 30, 2008 at 10 am in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by interment in the Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Wednesday 5 to 7 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her name may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

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