Suzanne Theresa Gallant
RUMFORD -- Suzanne Theresa Gallant, 54, of 79 Maine Ave. in Rumford, lost her courageous battle to cancer with her family by her side on October 21, 2011.
She was born January 4, 1957, the daughter of Gerard and Cecile (Melanson) Roy. She was educated at St. John & St. Athanasius School and at Rumford High School.
She has been a resident of the community all of her life. Suzanne spent her life as a homemaker. She loved spending time in her garden, with her family, friends, her dog Gizmo and the occasional ride on a Harley.
She is survived by her companion, Richard Kreis of Rumford; her sister, Joanne Bouchard and her husband, Wayne of Rumford; daughter, Melanie Prescott and her husband, Barry of Dixfield; sons, Matthew Gallant of Rumford, and Jeremy Abbott and his wife, Spring of Carthage; step-son, Christopher Abbott and his wife, Kirtie of Dixfield; step-daughter, Allison Abbott of Livermore; grandchildren, Trenton Davenport of Dixfield (stationed in Little Rock Arkansas), Nicholas Davenport of Dixfield and Noah Prescott of Dixfield; step-grandchildren, Jacob and Tyler Clark, and Matthew Gault of Carthage, Melissa, Cody, Marissa and Hayden Abbott of Dixfield; and two nephews, Bryan and Cory Bouchard, both of Rumford.
She was predeceased by her parents, Gerard and Cecile Roy.
There will be a celebration mass held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Parish of the Holy Savior, immediately followed by a celebration of life in the church basement.
We would like to thank all whom helped her through this couragous battle against cancer. We are grateful for the care she received at Rumford Hospital, Central Maine Medical and Androscoggin Home Hospice.