Toussaint Bisson

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AUBURN — Toussaint Bisson, 85, of 200 Stetson Road, Auburn and formerly of 23 Spofford St., Lewiston, died Monday, May 17, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin, after a short illness.

He was born in St. George, P.Q., Canada, Oct. 31, 1924, the son of Aime and Marianne (Busque) Bisson and had been a resident of this community since 1951.

He was married to the former Laurette St. Laurent on Oct. 11, 1947; she died on Sept. 8, 2004. He owned and operated Bisson’s Upholstery for many years, until his retirement in 1995.

He was a parishioner of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and also a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Peter’s Parish. In his earlier years, he enjoyed fishing, playing cards and spending quiet time at home.

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He is survived by one daughter, Claudette Poulin and her husband, Claude, of Lewiston; two sons, Raymond Bisson and his wife, Lucie, of Lewiston and Roland Bisson and his wife, Jacqueline, of Lewiston; one sister, Gloria Boily of Davie County, Fla.; six grandchildren, Brian Poulin of South Portland, Michelle Bisson of Lewiston, Daniel Bisson and his wife, Melissa, of Lewiston, Jennifer Bisson of Portland, Zachary Bisson of Mechanic Falls and Stacia Poulin of Lewiston; two great-grandchildren, Deagan and Gavin Bisson of Lewiston; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Cora Grenier and Micheline Bonneau; and two brothers, Francois Bisson and Arthur Bisson.

The family would like to thank the staff at both Schooner Estates and the Androscoggin Hospice House for the excellent care they have given to Toussaint throughout his illness.

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