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Sarah P. Letourneau

July 12, 1937 ~ July 27, 2022 (age 85)

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Sarah Parker Letourneau, 85, of Auburn died Wednesday July 27, 2022 at Rose Monahan Hospice House in Worcester. She was the wife of Francois G. “Frank” Letourneau who died in 2014. She was born in Portland, Maine the daughter of the late Charles M. and Doris (Drown) Parker. She was a graduate of Orono High School in Orono, Maine and later graduated from Gorham Teachers College in Gorham, Maine and received a Master’s at Montreat University in Virginia. She loved teaching kindergarten and helping to raise Nathan, her step-grandson. At the time of meeting Frank, he had to accept her beloved cat, Mushroom, who she rescued from abandonment and had for 16 years.  Later in her life, she worked well into her 70’s at Cranmore Mountain, Heritage Village and Storyland.  Her favorite position was playing the Old Lady in the Shoe at Storyland.  Many, many people remember her in this role.  She also enjoyed skiing, hiking, camping, photography, genealogy, going to church, Frank’s and her timeshare, attending the USS Massachusetts battleship reunions with Frank, meeting her friends at the Senior Center and the Red Hat Society (“the red hatters”) in N. Conway and helping Frank with his locksmith business and the sale of his book, A Gunner on a Battleship in World War II (Beech River, 2011). She was able to live several years in her house in N. Conway after surgery with the expert and caring help of Caroline Roosenboom.

 

She leaves a brother Christopher D. Parker of Auburn; a sister Betsy Enstrom of Rochester, NY; five nephews and nieces: Linda (Steven) Ureles, Eric Enstrom, David(Melanie) Enstrom, Bronwyn(Gil) Cooper, Andrew Parker as well as grand nephews and nieces (Olivia Jane, Ian, Myles, Evan, Rebecca, Ava), step-children: Robert(Marie) Letourneau, Jean Usher, Paul Letourneau, Elayne West. She also leaves her  companion, Frank Chibotar, and all of her friends at Brookdale Eddy Pond East Assisted Living in Auburn.

 

Funeral services and burial will be private. There are no calling hours. All are invited to sign Sarah’s online guestbook at www.CollinsFuneral.com.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Collins Funeral Home, 378 Lincoln Street, Marlborough.

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