Helen D. Gagne

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Helen D. Gagne

April 26, 1926 - June 20, 2018

Campobello, NB, Canada, and Orono Helen D. Gagne, 92, passed away peacefully with her son, Stan, her granddaughter, Tara, and a close family friend, Bill Lent, by her side on June 20, 2018, at the Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth, Maine, after a full and loving life. Helen was born in Orono, on April 26, 1926, to Stanley J. and Freda Cowin of Orono, Maine.
Helen graduated from Orono High School and proceeded on to Beals Business College and receiving her associates degree. On August 31, 1945, she married her husband, Pfc. Gerald A. Gagne, who had just returned from overseas and started her career as a military wife joining her husband at Ft. Denvers. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and helping others, which she accomplished by joining the USO while her husband was serving in the military. She also contributed to groups like Boys' Town, St. Jude Hospital, sponsored several children through a charity called Feed The Children, and sponsored through NSALA GC.
Mrs. Gagne was predeceased by her husband of 39 years, Gerald A. Gagne, son of Albert and Fern Chaput, and her sisters, Mary, Polly, and Anna, and two brothers, Stanley Jr., and James Corwin. She is survived by her son, Stanley Gagne, and distance daughter, Geraldine Bowden, and her grandchildren, Terra, Tami, Andy, Christine, Sabrina, and Christopher, and seven great-grandchildren, as well as two great-great-grandchildren, and her many loving friends.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Narraguagus Bay Healy Care and Maine Coast Memorial Hospital for their care and kindness.
Published on July 10, 2018
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Tami Dela Cruz (Boden)
Jul 13, 2018
My Grammy had always been there for us kids growing up. She never hesitated to step in to lend an extra hand even as we grew to have our own families. It was hard watching her pull herself alway from our family as she never liked good byes. She was selfless like that. Thank you Jesus for being at her side as you called her to your grace. She lived a grand life.
Donna Doody
Jul 10, 2018
My husband and I rented the basement apartment from 1970-1972, our last two years of college. Gerald and Helen welcomed us into their home and treated us like family. I recall many breakfasts together on Saturday mornings and lunches with Helen on the days that I didn’t have classes. To this day I get rave reviews whenever I serve guests lasagna using Helen’s recipe. I also remember spending a weekend with them at their camper on Campabello Island. Helen and I spent one entire evening together helping Helen deliver their poodle Andy’s seven pups, only to receive one as a gift. Those two years spent with Helen and Gerald were truly happy years. Helen was a warm and loving person ...whom I will never forget. Wishing her family my condolences.Read more