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Florice L. Laferriere
DEXTER & PERU—Florice L. Laferriere, 88, died October 18, 2012, surrounded by her family at an Orono nursing home. She was born January 22, 1924 in Dexter, a daughter of Clifford and Doreldia (Curty) Gilbert. She graduated from N. H. Fay High School, Class of 1942. In 1945, she graduated from the Sisters of Charity Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse.

On May 3, 1947, she married Lionel Laferriere and they enjoyed 56 years together. Florice was employed for many years at Plummer Memorial Hospital in Dexter, completing the last 3 ˝ years of her nursing career as Director of Nursing at Dexter Health Care.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Sunshine Club, and the Dexter Nurses’ Guild. Florice enjoyed the out-of-doors and spent many fun times fly-fishing with Lionel and spending time at camp with the family. She was a communicant of St. Anne’s Catholic Church where she was active in the music ministry, playing as organist for many years. After her husband died, she moved to Dixfield to be near her caring family.

She is survived by their 5 children; a son, Allen and wife Cherie Laferriere of Hagerstown, MD; 4 daughters, Eileen and husband Tim Schoonmaker of Stetson, Lana Robichaud of Bangor, Elizabeth and husband Lauren Hebert of Dixfield, and Margaret and husband John Houghton of Fort Fairfield; 16 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and a large family of nieces and nephews, including 2 special nephews, David and wife Nancy Gilbert of Palmyra and Danny and wife Sherry Gilbert of Hartland; cousins, and in-laws. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother and his wife, Norman and Lucille Gilbert; a grandson, Scottie Lord; and a great grandson, Jacob LePage.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 P.M., Monday, October 22nd, at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main Street, Dexter. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 A.M., Tuesday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Dexter.Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. Memorial donations may be made to St. Anne’s Catholic Church, P. O. Box 193, Dexter, ME 04930. Those who wish may leave written tributes at

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