Rita R. Lemieux, 92, of Sanford, died on Monday, November 1st at Avita of Wells.\n\nRita was born in Sanford on December 30, 1928, one of 12 children born to Arthur and Roseanna (Therrien) Roux. She grew up in Sanford where she attended local schools. During her working life Rita was employed by several companies including Universal Shoe Shop and Microwave Associates before her retirement.\n\nRita was always very devoted to her family and always put their needs before her own. She was a loving wife and a wonderful and caring mother, memere and grand memere. She was a devout Catholic and had been a communicant of St. Therese of Lisieux Parish in Sanford. She was very dedicated to her faith and enjoyed saying the Rosary several times a day. She also loved watching the Mass on television as well as other religious programming, especially Mother Angelica. Rita will be remembered as a kind and loving woman who always kept faith and family as the most important things in her life. She will be dearly missed.\n\nRita was predeceased by her husband of 54 years Rene Lemieux in 2001; her great grandson, Tyler Lemieux in 2004 and by 9 siblings.\n\nSurviving are three children, Rodney Lemieux and his wife Chris of Yorktown Heights, New York, Rachel Gaudreau and her husband Richard of Sanford and Michael Lemieux and his partner Chrissy Regis of Berwick; five grandchildren, Rene Lemieux and his wife Chrissy, Eric Lemieux and his wife Michelle, Michael Lemieux and his wife Britt, Ryan Gaudreau and his wife Laurie and Renee Roy; 13 great-grandchildren, Robyn, Jason, Travis, Erin, Jocelyn, Callie, Jax, Emma, Alyssa, Andrew, Colby, Brandon and Gavin; two siblings, Robert Roux and his wife Beatrice and Dorothy Turmelle; two sisters-in-law, Ida Dumont and Helen Legere and many nieces and nephews.\n\nVisitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 3rd at the Lafrance-Lambert & Black Funeral Home located at 29 Winter Street in Sanford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Thursday, November 4th at St. Therese of Lisieux Parish, Holy Family Church, located on North Avenue in Sanford. The burial at St. Ignatius Cemetery will be private.\n\nThose planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider sending a memorial contribution to Beacon Hospice Care, 52 Atlantic Place, Suite B-50, South Portland, Maine 04106 or the Alzheimer's Association, 383 US Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, Maine 04074.\n\nArrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale.