Waterville - Lucille M. Talbot, 88, of Waterville passed away January 20, 2023, following a long illness. She was born to the late Elie N. and Rose (Mathieu) Viens, February 1, 1934, in Winslow, Maine. Lucille graduated from Waterville Senior High School in 1951 and married her husband of 71 years, Gerard, one month later on July 4th.\nLucille was kind and compassionate, opening her home more than once to those who needed it. She was a wise and trusted friend, always ready to lend an ear and share a cup of tea or a box of tissues. She had a funny sense of humor and an infectious laugh, but she was also feisty and stubborn when she felt she needed to be. Lucille was always generous with her love and hugs.\nWhile raising her family, Lucille worked as a bookkeeper for several local businesses until her retirement in 2001 from Four Seasons Janitorial. In her spare time, she enjoyed antique hunting and watching the Montreal Canadiens. Later in life, Lucille became an avid genealogical researcher. She left behind many detailed and organized volumes of meticulously researched and documented family genealogical records.\nLucille is survived by her husband, Gerard J. Talbot, and their three children: Donald and his spouse Edward Bell of Lisbon Falls, Angela and her husband Jerry Bickford of Sidney, Brenda and her husband Mark Gosline of Waterville. Lucille is also survived by her one and only grandchild, Hannah Gosline, one brother John Viens of Vassalboro, brother-in-law Roland Talbot and sisters-in-law Jane (Talbot) Paquet and Suzanne Talbot, along with several nieces and nephews.\nLucille will also be deeply missed by her dear, long-time friend Theresa Hunnewell of Waterville and her daughter, Amanda. She is predeceased by her brothers Joseph and Wilfrid Viens, two brothers-in-law Brother Roger Paul Talbot and Roger Talbot and a sister-in-law Orita Couture.\nThe family wants to express their gratitude to the staff at Lakewood Continuing Care and Beacon Hospice Care who knew and cared for Lucille and for treating her with the respect and dignity she deserved.\nFriends and family are invited to attend visiting hours that will be held from 4PM-6PM on Friday, February 3 at Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11AM on Saturday, February 4 at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 116 Silver Street Waterville. Graveside services will be held in the spring at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home. An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at www.gallantfh.com.