Joanne L. (Dubois) Lemieux 78, of Claremont, NH, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 11, 2021. Joanne was born on November 6, 1942, in Claremont, NH, to Maurice and Fannie Dubois. She attended Stevens High School and graduated from Charlestown High School. On November 26, 1960, she married Gilles Lemieux. Together they raised three children and co-owned and operated several local businesses together, Dean Hill Motors Inc. and later built and managed Pine Hill Mobile Home Court Inc. Upon their semi-retirement in 1987, they spent Winters in Port St. Lucie, FL Joanne was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, cooking, gardening and spending time with her family. She was an exceptional cook and a talented quilt maker. Many of her quilts can be found in the homes of her family member and friends.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Gilles; her three children, Lisa Viens of Claremont; Michael Lemieux & his wife, Beth of Claremont; and Angela Chicoine and her husband, Roger, of Surry NH; seven grandchildren whom she cherished, Brandon and Krista Viens, Eric Lemieux, Emily Baldwin, Rachael Lemieux, Megan and Collin Chicoine; three great grandchildren, and a sister Susan Barna and her husband, Nick, of Sunapee, NH.
A Funeral Mass for Joanne will be held Saturday, April 17, at 11:00 AM at Saint Mary Church in Claremont, NH, with burial to follow at St. Mary Cemetery.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stringer Funeral Home and Lemieux family ask all attending the Mass and burial to abide with all regulations. Face masks and use social distancing are required. No reception will follow at this time.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Claremont Soup Kitchen, 53 Central Street Claremont NH.
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