Agatha M. Chabre (1926-2017)

VAN BUREN, Maine — Agatha M. Chabre, 91, entered into rest peacefully Sunday, October 29, 2017. She was born August 15, 1926, in Cyr Plt., a daughter of the late Bruno and Anne (Madore) Gagnon.

Agatha worked many years at the Van Buren Community Hospital in the Central Supply and Housekeeping Departments. She was a life parishioner of St. Bruno-St. Remi Church, a member of the Daughters of Isabella, Evangeline Circle, and a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Since becoming a resident at Borderview Rehab & Living Center, she enjoyed playing cards with two special friends, Verna and Lillian, along with weekly bingo and bowling. She so enjoyed laughing and joking around with the nursing home staff. She cherished her children’s many visits and loved to shop in area stores.

She is survived by: three sons, Raymond Chabre and his wife, Ann, of Hermon, Vernon Chabre and his wife, Leona, of Glenburn, and Rodney Chabre of Cyr Plt.; four daughters, Charlene Elmblad of Van Buren, Barbara Ladue and her husband, Bob, of So. Carolina, Doreen Ayotte and her husband, Scott, of Hamlin, and Geraldine Whidden and her husband, Charlie, of Van Buren; two sisters, Omerine Gendreau and Claire Labreque, all of Connecticut; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Agatha was predeceased by her husband of 31 years, Adrian Chabre in 1977, an infant son, Gerald, in 1952, a son, Donald, in 1998, and 16 siblings.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at St. Bruno-St. Remi Catholic Church, Van Buren. Relatives and friends may greet the family Saturday morning, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Lajoie Funeral Home, 118 High St., Van Buren. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Agatha’s name may be made to: Borderview Rehab & Living Ctr.- Activity Dept., 208 State Street, Van Buren, ME 04785. To share condolences online, please visit www.LajoieFuneralHome.Com

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