LEWISTON — Renald R. Perreault, 72, of Biddeford, formerly Lewiston, died Friday, April 23, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center after a short illness.
He was born July 30, 1937, in Montreal, Canada, son of late Emile and Yvette (Mousseau) Perreault. His family relocated to Biddeford as a young boy and he attended Biddeford schools. He joined the U.S. Army in 1957, and later continued serving his country in the Army Reserves, until his honorable discharge in 1963.
He last worked with the Biddeford Walmart for more than 10 years as an auto technician desk clerk. Previously, he worked with Hussey Seating, North Berwick, Pioneer Plastics, Auburn and many of the mills in the Lewiston and Auburn area, including the Bates and Lisbon mills. Also, more than 30 years, he enjoyed working with Maine State Harness Racing, traveling the state of Maine managing the betting ticket machines.
He was a former member of MOOSE in Lewiston and was a supporter of the local VFW organizations. He enjoyed taking his yearly visits to Canada, especially to stock up on Squirrel Peanut Butter and Spruce Beer Soda. He also loved to watch sports, “pessimistically” cheering on the Red Sox and Patriots.
Surviving are one son, Ron R. Perreault and his wife, Brenda, of Auburn; one daughter, Rachel Y. Barrett and her husband, Steve, of Odenton, Md.; one brother, Joseph “Pat” Perreault and his wife, Elaine, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; six grandchildren, Megan and Alexandra Barrett and Jason, Christopher, Craig and Kyle Arsenault; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, Richard P. Perreault in 1989; and a brother, Emile Perreault Jr.
His family would like to extend a special “thank-you” to the staff of St. Mary’s Hospital and d’Youville Pavilion, Lewiston, for their extraordinary care of their father.