Catherine M. Legere, 91

 

Catherine Legere

Catherine Legere

WINDHAM — Catherine M. Legere, 91, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of June 17, 2016, at Ledgewood Manor in North Windham.

Born in Gorham on Dec. 24, 1924, to Chester and Gladys Libby Merrifield, she was one of 10 children. Catherine moved her family to Naples in 1970 when she purchased her first home on her own. She was always grateful to her nephew, Robert Matta, who was a constant support as she raised her children as a single mother.

While Catherine had a diverse work history, including teaching school and being a home companion to the elderly, caring for her children was always most important to her. She devoted her time to learning, teaching and sharing her strong faith in the Lord. She was an active member and board member at the Casco Alliance Church, formerly the Bridgton Road Alliance Church, for many, many years. She loved her family at the little white “Jesus Never Fails” church. Catherine enjoyed crossword puzzles, crocheting, knitting, cribbage and going to bible study with her friends.

Catherine was predeceased by her parents, her son Kevin Legere in 2000, Robert Matta and eight of her nine siblings. She leaves behind her daughter, Deb Merrifield of Portland; sons Paul Kelly of Portland, Rick Legere and his wife Rachel of Naples; her grandsons, DC3 Richard Legere Jr. of the United States Coast Guard, currently stationed in Miami, Fla., Andrew and Joshua Legere of Naples; sister, Jean Dolloff and her husband Donald of Gorham; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, June 25, at Crooked River Cemetery on Rt. 11 in Naples. Those wishing to remember Catherine may make donations in her name to: Casco Alliance Church, 450 Roosevelt Trail, Casco, ME 04015. Online condolences may be left for the family at hallfuneralhome.net

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