AUBURN — Gerard J. Vaillancourt, 89, of Lewiston, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 9, at The Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn, with his family by his side. He was born in Van Buren, on Oct. 16, 1927, the son of the late Cyril and Melina (Erideau) Vaillancourt. He lived most of his life in Lewiston where he attended local schools through High School. On January 31, 1974, he married Alice Daigle in Auburn, Maine. He worked for over 33 years for the Lewiston Public Works in the Water Department until he retired as a foreman in 1989. He was a former member of St. Mary’s Parish in Lewiston, the Pastime Club, 20M Club and the Montagnard Club. He enjoyed puttering around fixing anything that came his way. Horn pout fishing, dancing and gardening were some of his favorite pastimes. He had a particular affection for the song, “Knock Three Times.” His greatest affection though was for his family and the time spent with them.
Gerard is survived by his wife, Alice Vaillancourt; seven children, Michael L. Vaillancourt and wife, Cathy, of Georgetown, Patricia Willis of Lewiston, Sylvia Raymond and husband, David, of Lewiston, Roger Vaillancourt and wife, Cathy, of Lewiston, Brian Richie and wife, Mary-Lou, of Auburn, Bruce Richie and wife, Vivian, of Auburn and Cynthia White and significant other, Keith Jolin, of Lewiston; 26 grandchildren; many great and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Dean Vaillancourt; two sons, Patrick and Danny Vaillancourt; daughter-in-law, Jeannine Vaillancourt; and several grandchildren.
You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Gerard’s guestbook at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.
Gerard J. Vaillancourt