|Birth: ||Nov. 8, 1914|
|Death: ||Sep. 22, 2006|
Gertrude was born a daughter of Napoleon and Georgianna (Lemieux) Bilodeau. Gertrude passed on at the Barron Center in Portland after declining health over the past year.
Gertrude was educated in Lewiston schools.
She was employed for several years at Somerset Shoe in Auburn and as an aircraft mechanic at Pratt and Whitney during World War II, and was awarded a certificate for designing a special tool to build the aircraft engines.
Following World War II, she married Adrien Boivin on June 22, 1946. Together, they built their home at 525 Knox St. in Rumford, and raised two daughters, Carmelle and Jeanne. Gertrude was a wonderful cook and loved to knit and crochet. Over the years, she made many handmade tablecloths, doilies and bedspreads, which she gave to family and friends.
Gertrude was a communicant of St. Athanasius & St. John Catholic Church in Rumford and the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Portland, and a member of the Le Paresseux Snowshoe Club.
Surviving are two daughters, Carmelle Paulson and husband, Richard, of Portland, and their son, Aaron Paulson, of Hartford, Conn., and Jeanne Treleaven and husband, Phil, of Adelaide, South Australia, and their children, Amanda Treleaven of Adelaide, South Australia, and Corey Treleaven of Sidney, Australia; a sister, Irene Parent of Wallingford, Conn.; and a sister-in-law, Jackie Bilodeau of Auburn.
She was predeceased by her husband, Adrien Boivin, in 1990; as well as eight sisters and five brothers.
Saint Johns Cemetery
Created by: stargazer
Record added: Jan 13, 2007
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