1928 – 2004

LEWISTON – Thaddee F. “Ted” Longtin, 76, died Saturday, Feb. 7, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston after a 17-year battle with Parkinson Disease. He was born Jan. 17, 1928, in Topsham, the son of Henri and Anne Marie Ruest Longtin.

He worked in various roles throughout his life, from factory and farm work to food service, where he found his true niche. He graduated from culinary school after the age of 40, and retired as food service director from Bangor Mental Health Institute in Bangor in 1993.

He continued employment at Oak Park Apartments in Lewiston where he made lifelong friends with residents and staff.

His greatest passion in life was music. He liked nothing better than to dance all night or enjoy friends and family around the piano.

He was a member of the Auburn Catholic Community of Sacred Heart Church. His essence can be described in his dedication and commitment to his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Murielle (Bergeron) Longtin of Lewiston; his children, Russell Longtin of Johnson, Vt., Linda Hill and her husband Robert of Stratham, N.H., Raymond and his wife Noella of Dickson, Tenn., Janet Morin and her husband Marc of Lewiston, Joline Sheehy and her husband Paul of Brewer, Debra Plourde and her husband Richard of Auburn, Brenda Longtin of Lewiston, Richard and his life partner Denis of Saco, Robert and his wife Melinda of South Berwick, Peggy Wilbur and her husband Scott of Greene, Helen Thibodeau and her husband Rick of Greene, Randy and his wife Darlene of Orrington, Christine Longtin and her life partner Gail of Brewer, and Carlene West and her husband Bill of Orrington; two sisters, Aline and Pauline Longtin of Lewiston; two brothers, Henry and his wife Yvette of Lewiston, and Roland of Rochester, N.Y.; 23 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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