Beatrice Marie Giroux

WATERVILLE – Beatrice Marie Giroux , 92, went to be with her Lord on June 6, 2024. She passed away peacefully at Mount St. Joseph in Waterville, in the early morning.

Beatrice was born in Waterville on April 6, 1932, the daughter of Louis and Eva Gauthier. She attended St. Francis Catholic School. She worked various jobs in the area and later took care of many children in her home. She was an immaculate homemaker who also loved to cook for her family. She was always ready to help a friend in need. Beatrice loved spending time with her family playing cards and listening to French music and dancing the French jig. She was also an avid walker.

She was predeceased by her husband Leland Giroux; her parents, Louis and Eva Gauthier, brothers, Larry, Alphie, Norman and Bill Gauthier; sisters, Jeannette Veilleux and Lucille Lagasse, son-in-law, David Althenn and her first husband Renald Lachance.

Beatrice is survived by her daughters, Terri Althenn, Linda Hamlin and husband Larry; sisters Arlene Brownd and Doris Main and husband Bert; grandchildren, Jason Evans and wife Samantha, Jamie Evans and partner Jessica Wittnebert, Holly Hamlin and partner Paul Kinsey, Darcy Sears and husband Chris; great-grandchildren, Michael Evans, Alysa Evans, Connor Evans, Jordan Gurney and partner Desiree Keyser, and Jayden Gurney. Also, stepchildren, stepgrandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be a funeral mass on Tuesday, June 18, at 10 a.m. at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Waterville, followed by a committal service at St. Francis Cemetery in Waterville. There will be a luncheon at Notre Dame Parish Hall following the committal service. 

The family would like to thank the staff at Mount St. Joseph and Beacon Hospice for their compassionate care.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville. An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the deceased’s name to:

Alzheimer’s Association,

383 US-1 #2C,

Scarborough, ME 04074


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