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Lorraine M.Bisson

August 14, 1920 - December 19, 2013
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Topsham-Lorraine M. (Poulin) Bisson age 93 of the Meadow Road passed away on Thursday, December 19th at her home with her family gathered around her.

Lorraine was born in Brunswick on August 14, 1920 the daughter of Jean and Corinne Poulin. She attended St. John’s School and is a member of St. John’s Church in Brunswick.

One June 2, 1938 she married Paul M. Bisson. He died July 31, 1991.

Mrs. Bisson would often tell her children about growning up and how she and her siblings would walk from Brunswick to Freeport to work at L.L. Bean. When she married, she not only raised her family but also helped her mother-in-law take care of the hired hands as well. Lorraine also worked side by side with her husband operating the Bisson Farm in which she handled the financial aspects of the business. When they operated L & P Bisson & Son’s Meat Market, Mrs. Bisson was the cashier. Eventually, Mr. & Mrs. Bisson began to maker tourtière (French Pork Pie) to sell at the store, which is still made by the family today, as well as other meat pies.

Lorraine had a generous nature and never complained. Her passions in life were her husband Paul, who was the love of her life and her family. She also loved her flower gardens, knitting, crocheting and sewing. She made two of her daughters’ wedding dresses. Her energy, passion and dedication to her family will be forever missed, but forever remembered.

She is survived by her eleven children: Louise Bernier, Raymond Bisson and his wife Carol; Roger Bisson and his wife Carol; Lucille Pelkey and her husband Dave; Priscille Pollock and her husband Doug; Robert Bisson and his wife Paula; Arthur Bisson and his wife Diana; Marie Pennell and her husband James; Denise Bisson and her partner Rosemarie; Doris Betz and her husband Nick; Andre Bisson and his wife Tina. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband Paul of 54 years, she was also predeceased by brothers Avenant, Jean Jr., sisters, Beatrice, Yvette, Rita, Lucille, Cecile and grandson Harry Downs Jr.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, January 1st from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at Stetson’s Funeral Home 12 Federal St. Brunswick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, January 2nd at 10 AM at St. John’s the Baptist Church, All Saints Parish, Pleasant St., Brunswick. Spring interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Brunswick.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association 51 US Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074 or to the charity of one’s choice in her memory.

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