M.'s Story

GRAY - M. Lucille LaGassey Stampon, of Gray, passed away on August 28th at Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice. Daughter of John and Annie (Violette) LaGassey, Lucille was born on April 25, 1921 in Millinocket. She was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Peter Stampon, in 1994. Lucille attended Millinocket public schools and graduated from Colby College in 1945.

After college, Lucille began her lengthy teaching career in Bridgton where she met her beloved husband, Pete. Lucille taught briefly in Gorham and at Edward Little High School in Auburn before settling in Gray with Pete. During her long tenure in the Gray-New Gloucester school system, Lucille taught 5th and 6th grades. She cherished her years as a teacher, as well as her many students. Lucille often attended her students' class reunions and enthusiastically shared her appreciation for education. She was also quick to engage in an energetic discussion of current events with any willing participant. Following their many years of dedication to the Gray-New Gloucester school system, Pete and Lucille enjoyed their retirement spending time with friends, traveling to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and visiting family on the West Coast.

Lucille was an original parishioner of St. Gregory Catholic Church in Gray, where she was a member of the Women's Guild. She was also a member of the Gray Historical Society and the Gray Senior Housing Committee.

Lucille is survived by her brother Robert and Orianna LaGassey of Bellevue, WA and many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her adopted family, Julie and Dale Sanders, and many close friends. Her family wishes to thank her many caregivers, including Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, for their love and support over the last couple years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 2nd at 11 a.m. at St. Gregory's, 24 North Raymond Rd, Gray. Burial will be in the Millinocket Cemetery at 11 a.m. Friday, September 4th in Millinocket. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gray Fire Rescue, 125 Shaker Road, Gray, ME 04039.
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