of Mountain Home, AR
January 31, 1944 - June 27, 2020
Muriel Marie Claire (Jean) Kilbride, 76, died peacefullywith family at her side on June 27, 2020 at her home in Mountain Home, AR.Muriel was born at St. Mary's General Hospital in Lewiston, Maine on January31, 1944, the daughter of Leon R. and Rose A. (Veilleux) Jean. She receivedher first communion at Sacred Heart School and graduated from Edward LittleHigh School with the Class of '62-the first graduating class of the then "new"high school.While working at Mac's variety in Auburn she met Richard J. Lachance. Thecouple married in 1963 and had three sons, Marc, Stephen and Michaelwhom they and raised together until 1975. Over the next two-decades Muriel'sperseverance and dedication to her three sons became evident as she ledthem through times of hardship, adventure, and life-changing turns.Muriel loved to sing and was a fan of many genres of music. She enjoyedsewing, collecting, travelling, reading and cooking. Her culinary skills wererenowned, and even as a young wife and mother her meals were trulyextraordinary. Muriel also loved to entertain, hosting many successfulThanksgiving and holiday feasts for friends and family alike.In 1986 Muriel met Thomas Kilbride and they married two years later. Murieland Tom were inseparable until his passing 22 years later. They lived inArizona for many years but retired to Mountain Home, Arkansas.Muriel was predeceased by her husband Thomas J. Kilbride, her parents, andher brothers Marc, Al and Louis Jean. She is survived by her sons Marc R.Lachance and wife Dianne of Perth, Australia, Stephen T. Lachance and wifeRobin (Brashear) of Buckeye, AZ., Michael R. Lachance and wife Kristy(Davenport) of Lewiston, ME., sisters Nicole Rogers of Mountain Home, AR.,and Carmen Smith of Lewiston, ME., grandchildren Haley Roderick, Ashley(O'Brien), Heather, Justin, Andrew, Carrie and Garrett Lachance and greatgrandchildren Autumn and Emberly Lachance.Funeral service was held on June 30, 2020 at Roller Funeral Home, MountainHome Arkansas. Donations in her name may be made to the Travis MillsFoundation, https://travismillsfoundation.org.
Ms Muriel, you was such an amazing lady, I am so sorry to hear of your passing, but at least I know you and Tom are together, prayers for your family and your grandkids,HISC has definitely lost an amazing caregiver as well, RIP Ms. Muriel
So sorry for your loss. Muriel was a good neighbor to my son and myself for many years, she was friendly with many stories to tell and had a beautiful smile. She will be missed. Praying for your family!! 🙏🏻