1922 – 2003

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – Gerard Faucher, 80, of Bangor died Tuesday, Dec. 9, while wintering in Orange Beach.

Born in Lewiston, Dec. 27, 1922, the son of Rolande H. and Rosa (Montminy) Faucher, he was educated in Lewiston parochial schools and graduated from the College du Sacre Coeur in Victoriaville, Quebec.

After serving in the Army Air Corps Cadets during World War II, he graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 1950, with a degree in engineering physics.

Mr. Faucher was employed by the Air Force Cambridge Research Labs at Hanscom Field in Bedford, Mass., until his retirement in 1982. His field of research was the upper atmosphere. Upon retirement, he built a log home in Dedham. An avid runner, he competed in the Boston Marathon 15 times. He also enjoyed golf and swimming.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Frances (Brochu) Faucher; his six children, David G. of Leominster, Mass., John P. of Haverhill, Mass., Donna M. Boston of Needham, Mass., Thomas J. of Ellicott City, Md., Monique E. of Groton, Mass., and and Robert J. of Belmont, Mass.; eight grandchildren; a sister, Rolande Morin of Rochester, N.H.; and his father-in-law, Gerard Brochu of Brewer.

He was predeceased by his parents; and a brother, Maurice of Auburn.


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