Cecile L. Gagnon

WATERVILLE – Cecile L. Gagnon, 96, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, passed away on Nov. 28, 2021 after a progressive battle with age related illness. She was born in Waterville on Feb. 15, 1925, the daughter of Delphis J. and Alice B. Landry.

Cecile led a remarkable life that was filled with many stories and experiences to tell, most of which involved her love and admiration of her family and close friends, along with her sisters and brothers-in-law from her second marriage, and of course the good and helpful deeds of her neighbors on Monica Avenue in Winslow, who were always there for her in the many years she resided there.

Cecile worked at Keyes Fibre Company (Huhtamaki) as a quality control inspector for 36 years of combined service, retiring in 1988. She also worked at the Yardgoods Center in Waterville in the early 70s. She loved fashion and made most of her own clothing and accessories back in those days.

The second half of Cecile’s life was filled with joy and acceptance after she developed a “ferocious” sense of independence in the middle of her life due to having experienced the loss of many loved ones in her early years. She witnessed the passing of her sister, Jeanette, at the age of 16 due to complications from diabetes and was tragically widowed twice, losing her first two husbands by the time she was 28 years old. She was divorced from her third husband in 1969. Those early life experiences built her strength and character that she shared with the ones closest to her for all the remaining years of her life, which were filled with peace and contentment.

Cecile was predeceased by husbands Roland Pelletier Sr., Edmund Duguay, and ex-husband Harvey P. Gagnon.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Roland Pelletier Jr. and wife Marsha of Winslow, David Gagnon and wife Shannon Weidner of Sebastian, Fla.; and also her granddaughters, Dawn Ascanio and her husband Bob of Falmouth and Kristie Irza and her great-grandchildren, Ian and Sadie Irza, all of Winslow.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, http://www.VeilleuxFuneralHome.com. There will be no visiting hours. A celebration of life will take place in the spring of 2022 at a date to be announced.

In lieu of cards and flowers, the family ask that donations be made in Cecile’s memory to:

Lakewood Northern Light Continuing Care

220 Kennedy Memorial Dr.

Waterville, ME 04901

(207) 873-5125

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