Therese R. Gagnon (1936-2018)

VAN BUREN, Maine – Therese R. Gagnon, 82, died peacefully Tuesday, October 30, 2018, with her loving family at her side. She was born August 20, 1936 in LaJeune, Quebec, Canada, a daughter of the late Philippe and Lucianna (St. Pierre) Berube.
Her passion was raising her children, caring for her husband and home, and especially entertaining family and friends at many gatherings. She was a life-long, devoted parishioner of former St. Remi Church, and later St. Bruno-St. Remi Church. Therese was an avid knitter and was well known for taking great care of children in her community. A fabulous cook, she always had a warm meal for anyone that visited.
She is survived by seven children, Philip Gagnon and his wife, Lydia, of Van Buren, Diane Crockett and her husband, Stephen, of Anson, Michelle Snow and her husband, Brian, Wayne Gagnon and his wife, Jeannine, all of Van Buren, Jim Gagnon of Reno, NV, Sue Lyons and her husband, Manley, of Van Buren, and Larry Gagnon and his wife, Julie, of Bangor; seven siblings, Rejean Berube and his wife, Nicole, Andre Berube, Carmon Berube, Marcel Berube and his wife, Francine, Andrea Berube and her companion, Michael, Real Berube, and Alain Berube and his wife, Francine; fifteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 36 years, Donald G. Gagnon in 1992.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 2, 2018, at St. Bruno-St. Remi Catholic Church, Van Buren. Relatives and friends may greet the family Thursday 6-8:00 p.m. and Friday morning 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Lajoie Funeral Home, 118 High St., Van Buren. Donations in Therese’s name may be made to Borderview Activity Fund, 208 State St., Van Buren, ME 04785. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. To share condolences online, please visit

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