Joan Rice Lausier, 68
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SCARBOROUGH -- Joan Rice Lausier of Scarborough died on Feb. 21, 2013 after a brief battle with leukemia. Joan was born in Liverpool, England on March 22, 1944, the daughter of Charles and Ellen Rice. In January 1972, while working in Augsburg, Germany, she met her soul mate, and love of her life, Paul R. Lausier of Augusta, Maine. He was assigned to Germany after returning from Vietnam. The couple married the following August.
Paul rejoined the Sears Management Training Program after completing his service with the army, and his job entailed many moves along the East Coast. During that time, Joan worked at Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Presque Isle, Maine, and the Loretto Geriatric Center in Syracuse, N.Y., before they finally settled in Scarborough, Maine in 1980.
Joan then worked for Troubh, Heisler & Pampiano for 18 years, and then spent three years with another law firm. She then joined Spinnaker Trust as a Trust Administrator where she worked for si years. She then retired to join her husband in their jointly owned business, Oak Hill Beverage in Scarborough.
She loved the time spent with her children and grandchildren and travelling with her husband visiting family and friends. She loved all kinds of music, loved to dance, was an avid reader and enjoyed cooking. Above all, she had a deep and abiding love of her Catholic faith.
She is predeceased by her son, Dennis, in May 2010; her parents; a brother and a sister. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Paul; son Craig and his wife, Laura of Vienna, Va.; her beloved grandchildren, Kora, Tyler, Aiden and Brennan; sister, Margaret, brothers Tom and Cahal; and many nephews and nieces.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough. She will be laid to rest in the spring at Black Point Cemetery, Scarborough. Arrangements by Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.ctcrawford.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations
are suggested for the
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 1311 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 310 White Plains, NY 10605 or to :Melanoma Foundation
of New England,
11 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner
Concord, MA 01742
Joan Rice Lausier
Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Homes and Cremation Services
1024 Broadway South Portland, ME 04106
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Feb. 25, 2013