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BRUNSWICK — Louise C. LeBel, 83, died peacefully Aug. 3, with her family by her side.
She was born in Brunswick, on Nov. 20, 1931, the daughter of Alcide and Aurora Desrosier Bernier.
On May 31, 1950, she married Eddie J. LeBel Jr. at St. John the Baptist Church in Brunswick.
The couple lived in the Brunswick-Topsham area for nearly their entire lives, except for a brief residence in Savannah, Georgia, when Eddie served in the military during the Korean War. In 1982, the Lebels built their dream home on the ocean at Prince’s Point, and enjoyed life there until Eddie’s death in 2007. Louise then moved to Coastal Estates in Brunswick and later to Sunnybrook Village, which was her home for the last three years.
LeBel was well known in the Brunswick community, working at the Carroll Cut Rate drug store on Maine Street and later as a manager at Value House for over 20 years. She also was employed at Berrie’s Opticians in Brunswick.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and a fierce advocate for her family. She also had a great love for her dogs, Lady and Posie.
In addition to her husband, LeBel was predeceased by her brother, Bob Bernier; her parents; and extended family members.
LeBel is survived by her two daughters, Kathleen Nees and her husband, Brian, of Litchfield, and Pamela Desjardins and her husband, Paul, of Harpswell. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Ryan R. Jones, of Topsham, Tyler Maiura, of El Cajoun, California, and Kaitlyn Jones, of Litchfield; and her great-granddaughter, Jayden Grace Barber, of Litchfield.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Aug. 7 at St. John the Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John’s Parochial School, 37 Pleasant St., Brunswick, ME 04011, or to CHANS Hospice, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, ME 04011.