Richard A. Gagne

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LEWISTON – Richard A. Gagne, 65, of 234 Pleasant St., Lewiston, died Wednesday, July 18, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center after a long illness. He fought the good fight and never gave up.

He was born in Lewiston on Dec. 19, 1941, the son of Andrew and Eliane (Bolduc) Gagne and had been a resident of this community all of his life.

He was a graduate of Holy Cross parochial school and of Lewiston High School, Class of 1959.

He was employed at Lewiston Lumber Co. for 29 years until it closed and then with the Lewiston school department as a custodian.

He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus and also of the Fourth Degree Council 106. He loved to work with wood, making gifts for his family, hunt and travel to the Caribbean.

He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends and his cat, Blizzard.

He is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart, the former Jeannine S. Ouellette, whom he married on Oct. 15, 1960, of Lewiston; four sons, Gerry Gagne, and his wife, Laura, of Lakeland, Fla., Mark Gagne, and his wife, Christine, of Wales, Norman Gagne, and his wife, Kathy, of Monmouth and Steve Gagne, and his companion, Peter Pope, of Auburn; 10 grandchildren, Jenny, Nichole, Christopher Gagne, Daniel Heath, Jessica Gagne, Jeremie Lemay, Melissa Gagne, Elycia Gagne and John Caron, Jake Gagne; three great-grandchildren, Jacob and Aiden Heath and Natalee Lemay; one brother, Brother Joseph Robert Gagne, OMI; one sister, Madeleine Dionne; and a brother and sister-in-law, Normand and Lucy Bisson.

He was predeceased by his parents; one brother, Lionel Gagne; and one sister, Carmen Gagne.

The family would like to thank Dr. Cynthia DeSoi, Dr. Paul Mailhot, Dr. Juergen Bertram, the staff of St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Central Maine Medical Center and the Lewiston Kidney Center for the excellent care they gave Richard over the years.

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