Rita L. Caron

WESTBROOK — Rita Letendre Caron, 86, of Westbrook, died on Oct. 3, 2010, after spending the day with family and friends.

She was born in Lewiston, to Earnest and Rose Letendre, on July 19, 1924, one of six children. She graduated Lewiston High School in 1943, and late in life, earned an associate’s degree in business from the University of Southern Maine.

She was married to Laureat J. Caron for 27 years and they raised 11 children together. She was a foster grandparent for many years, and was also involved in politics.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Alfred Letendre and Benoit Letendre; two grandsons; and former husband, Laureat J. Caron.
She will be missed by her sisters, Marguerite Violette, Theresa Canuel and Beatrice Leconte, all of Lewiston; her children, Roger Caron of Lewiston, Pat Jenkins of Bangor, Regina Caron of Idyllwild, Calif., Bea Lane of Raymond, Susan Taliento of Westbrook, Larry Caron and Dan Caron, both of Gorham, Rene Caron, Gerard Caron and Rita Taylor, all of Baltimore, Md., Ann Foshay of Vassalboro; her 32 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours were held on Saturday at Jones, Rich and Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street, Portland. The funeral service immediately followed. Please visit www.jonesrichandhutchins.com for additional information and to sign Rita’s guestbook.

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