SOUTH PORTLAND — Catherine B. Lee, 95, died July 13 at South Portland Nursing Home, where she had resided for the past several years.
Lee was born Feb. 20, 1920, in Ashland, a daughter of Henry and Rose Theriault Beaulieu. She was educated in Ashland schools.
Catherine moved to South Portland in 1953. She worked as a bookkeeper, and was employed at Columbia Market, in Pine Tree Shopping Center, during the mid-1960s. She later worked at Porteous, Mitchell and Braun Co. and at Jordan Marsh & Co., from which she retired in 1984.
Lee was a longtime communicant of Holy Cross Church. She also was a member of the South Portland Senior Citizens Club, and enjoyed frequent lunches at McDonald’s and at Sam DiPietro’s Sandwich Shop.
She was predeceased by her husband, Walter J. Lee; her siblings, Jessie Beaulieu, Amanda St. Peter, Phoebe Jenkins, Mabel Suchaski, Pauline Cash, Alfred Beaulieu, William Beaulieu, George Beaulieu and John Beaulieu; and a great-grandson, Timothy J. “TJ” Michaud.
Lee is survived by her sons, Dana Michaud and his wife, Maureen, of South Portland, and Richard Michaud and his wife, Sharon, of Scarborough; her sister, Shirley Bushey; her sister, Judith Carpentier and her husband, Al; eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Lee’s family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of South Portland Nursing Home for the love and kindness given to her.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated July 15 at Holy Cross Church, with burial on July 21 at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Drive, Augusta.
Those who wish may make contributions in Lee’s memory to South Portland Nursing Home, Resident Activities Fund, 42 Anthoine St., South Portland, ME 04106.