SACO—Cecile C. LaRoche, 82, of Saco, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born in Biddeford on Dec. 18, 1933 to Joseph and Imelda (Fecteau) Bisson. She was educated in Biddeford schools.

Earlier, Cecile was employed by Bates Manufacturing for three years. She married her husband Robert on Nov. 27, 1958 and they started their family. She later worked for Giles Orchard in Alfred/Acton for 16 years.

Her hobbies included word search puzzles, solitaire and playing cards. She also enjoyed cooking and baking. Most of all, she loved to spend time with her family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert. on Jan. 3, 1996, two brothers. Urbain. and Raymond Bisson, and one sister, Jeanne Veilleux.

She is survived by six children, Pauline LaRoche and her husband, Leon; Patrick LaRoche and his girlfriend, Mindy O’Connor; Paul LaRoche and his wife, Carla; Pierre LaRoche and his wife, Judy; Denise Gonneville and her husband, Brian; and Claire Di Biase and her husband. Eddie. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren, Maria, Heidi, Craig, Jessica, Kevin, Kimberly, Sarah, Elizabeth, Matthew, Kristina, Michelle, Angela, Kayla, Robert, Renee, Amy, Tammy, Stephen and Francesca; 15 great grandchildren; and four siblings, Armand, Rene, and Gerry Bisson, and one sister, Germaine Genest; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting Hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at Cote Funeral Home Chapel, 87 James St., Saco. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at Most Holy Trinity Church in Saco. Burial will be in the spring in Notre Dame Cemetery in Springvale.

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