Raymond A. Jacques


Lewiston – Raymond A. Jacques, 83, of Lewiston died Tuesday, April 25, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center after a short illness.

He was born in Lewiston, May 14, 1922, a son of Elzear and Albertine Duclos Jacques, and was educated in Lewiston schools. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II European & African Theater of operation. He was very proud of receiving his medals during Flag Day ceremonies in June 2005.

He married the former Fernande M. Tardif, May 7, 1949, at Saints Peter and Paul Church.

He worked at Pepperell Mfg. for 26 years, at Tambrands for 20 years retiring in 1989. He was also self-employed in television repair service.

He was a member of Holy Family Parish, St. Peter’s Society and American Legion Lewiston Post 22.

He was an avid fan of the Montreal Canadiens and Boston College hockey and the Boston Red Sox. He enjoyed music and playing the organ. He was always available to help family and neighbors with their home repairs.

He loved family gatherings and celebrations.

He will be remembered as a very dedicated and loving husband and father.

He is survived by his wife, Fernande, of 56 years; two daughters, Joanne Libby and husband, Walter, of Freeport, Lynn Adams and husband, Mark, of Lewiston; two sons, Ron Jacques and wife, Kathy, of Lewiston, David Jacques and wife, Joline, of Cumberland; 10 grandchildren, Brian Libby, Nathan and his wife, Melissa Libby, Adam and Evan Libby, Morgan and Carolyn Adams, Matthew Jacques and his wife, Bonnie, Kristin, Nicholas and Melissa Jacques; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his mother and father; four sisters, Jeanne Jacques, Lucille Lafontaine, Marie Reine Violette, and Claire Jacques; four brothers, Romeo, Rosario, Gerard, and baby, Emery Jacques.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice and St. Mary’s Hospital for their tender and loving care.