AUBURN – Bertha M. Labranche, 91, of 440 Minot Ave. died Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, at Clover Manor. She was born April 30, 1912, in Lewiston, the daughter of Emile and Amanda Bosse Michaud. She was educated in Lewiston schools and worked at the Bleachery Mill as a sewer. She later opened her own seamstress/tailor shop and was well known in the area with a large clientele. She was married Aug. 31, 1935, to Alfred Labranche, who predeceased her Sept. 27, 1982. She was a member of Holy Family Parish and the Ladies of Ste. Ann Sodality and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grand-children. She loved to entertain relatives and friends in her home, where they always felt welcomed. She traveled extensively in her later years. She is survived by two daughters, Lucille Gosselin and husband, J.P., of Brewer, and Suzanne LaRue of Lewiston; two sons, Robert Labranche and wife, Alice, of Biddeford, and Richard Labranche and wife, Anne, of Turner; a sister, Lydia Dostie of Lewiston; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Roger Labranche on Dec. 13, 1987. Visitation will be 6-8- p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Fortin Group Funeral Home, Lewiston. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, at the Holy Family Church. Committal will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations in her memory to the American Heart Association, 22 Spleen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688. A service of the Fortin Group Funeral Home, Lewiston, Ash & Horton Sts. www.dignitymemorial.com.