Florida J. Routhier

WATERVILLE – Florida J. Routhier, 79, passed away at Oak Grove Center in Waterville on Friday, April 23, 2021, with her family by her side. She was born on March 29, 1942, in Waterville, the daughter of Henry and Verna (Reid) Grard. She was a life-long resident of Fairfield, residing at Oak Grove for the past three and ½ years.

She graduated from Lawrence High School in 1960. On June 8, 1963, she married Gerard Routhier. Florida was also known as Butch or Butchie, a nickname given by her dad and carried with her throughout her life. She was a homemaker. For several years she cared for and babysat numerous children including grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Verna Grard; husband, Jerry Routhier; and sisters, Nancy Hall and Patricia Hoyt.

Florida is survived by her son, Bill Routhier and his wife, Cathy of Fairfield, her daughters, Brenda Mansir of Augusta and Bev Routhier and her partner, Moe Hines of Sabattus; her grandchildren, Josh Heckerd and his wife Lydia of Caribou, Amanda Nelson and her husband Steven of Chelsea, Katie Perry and her wife Brittany of Madison, Nick Routhier of Clinton, Keith Howe and his wife Corinne of Waterville, Dan Howe of Belgrade, and Nick Hines of Sabattus; her great-grandchildren, Amiah, Vaelin, Memphis and another expected in September; her sister, Beverly Hamlin and husband Tim, brother-in-law, Larry Hall; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

The family would like to thank the staff at Oak Grove Center and Maine General Hospice for taking such good care of her.

There will be no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 14, at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Rd., Augusta. A gathering will follow at 30 Filos Way, Augusta.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

Those wishing may make contributions to:

Oak Grove Center

27 Cool Street

Waterville, ME 04901 or:

Maine General Homecare & Hospice

10 Water Street

Waterville, ME 04901

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