SCARBOROUGH – Jerome F. Coulombe, 80, a resident of Barker Street in Jay, died Sunday, Dec. 28 at the Maine Veterans Home where he had resided for one year.

He was born in Topsham on Oct. 12, 1923, the son of Phedime and Adelia St. Laurent Coulombe and attended the schools of Brunswick. He served four years in the U.S. Army during World War II, stationed in England as an MP for two years.

On Nov. 26, 1942 he married Elizabeth Stoklas in Brunswick. Jerome worked for International Paper Company, Otis Division and Androscoggin Mill in Jay as a crane operator, retiring in 1985. He was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church in Jay where he was also a member of the Resurrection Choir. He was a member of the I.P. Quarter Century Club and a lifemember of the VFW, Frank L. Mitchell, Post #3335 of Jay. He was also a former member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #320 of Jay.

He is survived by: his wife of 61 years of Jay; a son, Robert Coulombe of Auburn; three daughters, Margaret Lindholm and her husband, Ronald, of Belgrade, Eileen Barreca of Baton Rouge, La., and Kathleen Rogers and her husband, Ralph, of Westbrook; a sister, Sr. Adeline Coulombe of Brunswick; twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Diana Gosselin Monroe, brothers, Fenelon, Joseph and Henry Coulombe and sisters, Rebecca Bouchard, Eva Jansen, Lucienne Coulombe and Adeline Levesque.

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