Obituary for Lorette H. Rancourt (Labbe)
Lorette H. Rancourt, age 86, died Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the Clover Living Center in Auburn, ME following a long illness. She was born in Augusta, ME on December 16, 1931 a daughter of the late Adelard and Marie Anne (Boulet) Labbe.
Mrs. Rancourt was a graduate of Cony High School and was a communicant of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Augusta.
She had been employed by KV Federal Credit Union for many years, retiring as Head Teller.
Being the “best” caregiver to all was the role Lorette loved most. She also loved tending to her flowers, making quilts, and especially enjoyed mending for everyone. There was nothing she couldn’t mend nor hem. Passionate about finding the best bargains around, Lorette, along with her sister Arlene, was a regular at lawn sales in town. She was the family photographer. There wasn’t an event that went by that she didn’t have a roll of pictures for. Unfortunately, seeing that she was always the photographer meant she was never in many of the photos . Lorette’s door was always open; there was always an open invitation to anyone to stop in and have lunch at her home. It was very hard to resist her mouthwatering burgers, homemade tomato soup that was good for the soul, and especially her world famous club sandwiches.
Mrs. Rancourt was pre-deceased by her husband, Erlon D. “Poncho” Rancourt; her son, David Rancourt and three sisters: Arlene Gagnon, Simone Rodrigue and Therese Veilleux.
She is survived by three daughters: Diane Wiley and her husband Allan of Naples, Susan Ainslie and her husband Boye of Vassalboro and Sandra Fontaine and her husband Charlie of Augusta; a daughter-in-law, Dawn Rancourt of Lewiston; two brothers: Paul Labbe and Lucien Labbe both of Augusta; a sister, Claudette Masselli and her husband Jerome of Chelsea; six grandchildren: Alyssa Greene, Cain Ainslie, Vanessa Amatucci, Luke Fontaine, Jeromey Rancourt and Brock Rancourt; four great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
At her request, there will be no public visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Tuesday, February 20th at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Northern Ave., Augusta. Burial will follow in Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta.
In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make donations in Lorette’s memory to: Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME, 04074 or to an organization of your choice.