DAIGLE - Lorraine Rioux Lozier, 81, formerly of Daigle, Maine, passed away on September 18 at 6:40 am at Pleasant Meadows Estate in Dover-Foxcroft after a courageous battle with COPD and congestive heart failure. A fighter to the end, she found ways to laugh, smile and enjoy time with her family in her last moments. She even continued to try new things, including watching a full day of soccer, golf, and football (having never watched a single sporting event for most of her life).
Lorraine was born in Fort Kent June 14, 1933, the daughter of Phillip and Maryann Lozier Rioux, and was a communicant of the St. Louis Roman Catholic Church for many years. She worked as a stitcher for Kent Enterprises and as a waitress in area restaurants for her professional career. She was well known as an awesome bread maker.
She is survived by her twin sister Lorette Simard (her mirror twin - THE Red Sox fan) and her husband Roland, Betty Michaud and her Husband Gil, and sister-in-law Jackie Lozier and brother-in-law Leonard Pelletier. She also leaves behind 8 loving children and their families: Linda Fogg and husband Kevin, Susan Grant and husband David, Gail Baker, Peggy Brewer, Wilfred Lozier Jr. and wife Lisa, William Lozier and wife Sandy, Robert Lozier and companion Becky Miller, and Claire Hale and husband Kevin.
Lorraine was blessed with 21 grandchildren (including one handsome devil who needs to be called out by name for work purposes - we're talking about you Daniel Grant!), 32 great-grandchildren, 1 soon-to-be great-great grandchild, and dozens of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Wilfred Lozier, her sister and brother-in-law Jackie and Fred Ames, and her parents.
She made many friends in the three years she lived at Pleasant Meadows Estate, and enjoyed playing black jack, bingo, and going on various outings. The family would like to thank the staff at Mayo Regional Hospital, Eastern Maine Medical Center, and especially the staff at Pleasant Meadows for giving our sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother such amazing care in her final months and years.
Friends may visit the family from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, September 24 at the Daigle Funeral Home in Fort Kent, and from 9 - 11 am on Thursday, September 25. Service will be at 11 am at the St. Louis Roman Catholic Church with father Jim Nadeau officiating. Burial will follow in Daigle cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Pleasant Meadows Estate, 137 Park Street, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine 04426.