Joseph Paul Emile Yvon Sirois


AUBURN – Joseph Paul Emile Yvon Sirois, 72, of Lewiston, died Sunday, April 30, at the Androscoggin Hospice House.

He was born in Laverne, Quebec, Feb. 17, 1934, the son of Eugene and Marie (Goupil) Sirois. He attended school in Bath and entered the Army soon after. He spent 26 years in the Army, retiring as a Master Sergeant in 1979. He had two tours in Vietnam and four tours in Germany. He met and married his wife, Irmgard (Werner) while in Germany. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry along with many other decorations.

He was a member of Post 40, American Legion, the Augusta VFW Post, the DAV and was a charter member of Winthrop Council 7655, Knights of Columbus. He was a Fourth Degree Knight.

He enjoyed traveling with his wife. He built his own house when he retired and loved having his family around him. He was known for his fishing hat, which he never went anywhere without.

He is survived by his wife, Irmgard; a daughter, Marie Sessum and her husband, Terry; sons, Roger Sirois and Glenn Sirois and his wife, Leona and their children, Christopher and Lindsay; daughter, Dolores Werder and her husband, Jeffrey and their children, Jason Sirois, Shawn and Naomi Sirois; great-grandchildren, Mya, Steven and Kasie Werder; daughter, Bianka Kibler and her husband, Stephen and their son, Andrew and great-grandchildren, Davis and Shane Kibler; son, Anthony Sirois and his wife, Tina and their children, Monica, Angela, Vanessa, Casandra, Abram and Olivia; sisters, Lilia Durand and Claudette Puig; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.