Lucille F. Milan, 85, a long time resident of Elm Street Ext., in Claremont, died Saturday afternoon, June 19, 2010 at the Sullivan County Health Care.
She was a native and life long resident of Claremont, born on January 29,
1925 the daughter of Gedeon and Bernadette (Descoteau) Dodier.
Lucille attended St Mary's School and went on to work in area shoe shops. She fell in love with the boy next door, Wilfred Dubreuil and they were married on November 27, 1941. Wilfred was killed during WW II in Italy.
A few years later she met her "tough Marine", Steve Milan, and they were married on June 27, 1947 and he died May 31, 2007.
Lucille enjoyed staying at home raising her children. Later she worked for years at Williams Ideal Laundry, and then she became a certified homemaker/health aid for a number of years. Lucille was an expert seamstress who also enjoyed knitting, baking and making crafts. She was a communicant of St Joseph church. Her tender, smiling, joking ways and her eagerness to help, give advice and listen will always be remembered by those who knew and loved her.
The surviving family includes one daughter, Joan and her husband Chuck Allen of Claremont; one son, Ernest and his wife Veronica Dubreuil of Claremont; one granddaughter, Loni Allen; four grandsons, Allan Dubreuil, Spencer Allen, James Milan and Andrew Milan; two great-grand-daughters, Ashlyln (Dubreuil) Fernandez and Aleethea Dubreuil; great-grandson, Tyler Milan; one great-great-grandson, Leland Fernandez; one sister, Rena and her husband Richard Hendee of Springfield, VT; also nieces and nephews.
She was pre-deceased by her husband of 60 years, Stephen J. Milan, a son, Stephen N. Milan on Nov. 7, 2006; a grandson, Randy Scott Dubreuil on Mar.17, 2005 and a sister, Theresa M. Cota on Aug. 26, 2008 and one brother, Norman Dodier.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 25th at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street in Claremont at Eleven O'clock with Rev. Father Shawn M. Therrien, Pastor of St Mary's Church, officiating.
Interment will follow in Union Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Friday morning from 10 to 11 AM prior to the services.
The family suggests that donations may be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Association, 249 Canal Street, Manchester, NH 03101.