SANFORD — Clotilde "Connie" Costello Legere, 94, of Sanford, died Sunday at the Greenwood Center in Sanford after a lengthy illness.
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She was born in Frenchville on Oct. 21, 1917, the daughter of Donat and Zeline (Martin) Paradis.
She came to Sanford in 1936.
She was employed with the Goodall-Sanford Textile Mills, and then with Jagger Mills. She retired from Sprague Electric many years ago.
A communicant of St. Ignatius Church, she sang there in the choir for many years and was a member of the Daughters of Isabella.
Connie was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary and a longtime volunteer at the H.D. Goodall Hospital and the Brothers of Christian Instruction in Alfred.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Henry Costello, in 1994; her second husband, Leon Legere, in 2011; and by a granddaughter, Theresa Grant, in 2001.
Survivors include her son, Ronald Costello, and his wife, Judy, of Sanford; son, Thomas Costello, and his wife, Sara, of Mulberry, Fla.; daughter, Paula Thibodeau, and her husband, Lawrence, of Sanford; stepdaughters, Phyllis Vaccaro, and her husband, Bill, of Lyman, Betty Laskey, and her husband, Ron, of Connecticut, Claire Brackett, and her husband, Dwight, of Portland, Theresa Charette, of Sanford, and Carmen Pierce, and her husband, Peter, of Oakton, Va.; brothers, Ivan Paradis, of Gardiner, and Gerard Paradis, of Springfield, Pa.; 6 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and 8 great-great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends called on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Lafrance-Lambert & Black Funeral Home in Sanford. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Notre Dame Church of St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish in Springvale. Burial was to be in St. Ignatius Cemetery in Sanford.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Beacon Hospice, 42 Brickyard Court, York, Maine 03909, or the
, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 26, Scarborough, Maine 04074.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Lafrance-Lambert & Black Funeral Home, 29 Winter Street, Sanford.
Condolences may be expressed at www.blackfuneralhomes.com.>
Published in Fosters from Sept. 27 to Sept. 28, 2012