LEWISTON — Jean-Marie Joseph Rioux, 84, of Lewiston passed away at his residence May 16. He was born Jan. 9, 1927, a son of the late William and Zoraide (Morency) Rioux.
Jean-Marie served in the U.S. Navy and later became an electronic technician. He will be remembered by his family as a man of religious faith. Jean-Marie enjoyed woodworking, having made many cabinets for his family and friends. He enjoyed going out to restaurants to eat and watching the ships come in at Fort Williams. In his spare time, he would spend many hours on his computer.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Fleurette (Samson) Rioux of Auburn; his children, Ronald Rioux and his wife, Brenda, of South Portland, Gerry Rioux and his wife, Patricia, of Leeds, Nancy Barry and her husband, Robert, of Greene, Real Rioux and his wife, Lorraine, of Falmouth and Dorothy Hutchinson and her husband, Dana, of Auburn; his siblings, Stella Chaloux and her husband, Marcel, of Lewiston, Normand Rioux and his wife, Lindsey, of Raymond and Daniel Rioux and his wife, Rita, of Lewiston; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews; Jean-Marie will also be missed by special friends, Dick and Lynn Levesque.
Jean-Marie was predeceased by his siblings, Antonio Rioux, Rita Lemelin, Bibiane Langlois, Bernadette Boucher, Marie-Ange Fournier, Gerard Rioux, Benoit Rioux and Dominic Rioux; and his granddaughter, Jennifer Barry.
Family and friends may offer their condolences to the Rioux family by visiting www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.