FARMINGTON – Eugene E. Turcotte, 80, a longtime resident of Gibbs Mill Road in Livermore, died Saturday, April 17, at Franklin Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

He was one of nine children born to Exiluse “Gillis” and Laura Stimans Turcotte on May 8, 1923 in Livermore Falls. He attended the schools of Livermore Falls, having left school to serve in the United States Army in the 3rd Armored Division, HQ Company “Spearhead” in the European Theater during World War II. As a veteran, he proudly received his diploma from Livermore Falls High School in 2002. He also served in Civilian Conservation Corp., in Alfred.

On Nov. 2, 1946, he married Ruphelle Lambert at the Methodist Church in Wilton. They made their home and raised their family on the Gibbs Mill Road since 1951.

He worked for International Paper Company in Jay as an oiler for 40 years, retiring in 1985. He and his wife will be remembered for selling raspberries during the summer months at their home for more than 30 years. Following his retirement, they traveled extensively for 10 years.

He was a member of the VFW, Frank L. Mitchell Post #3335 of Jay, the Lane-Dube AmVets Post #33 of Jay and the I.P. Quarter Century Club.

He always enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening, and especially loved to watch the birds. He was quite a Mr. Fix-It and loved to tinker in his spare time.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years of Livermore; two sons, Howard Jackson and his wife Leita of New Vineyard, and Timothy Turcotte and his wife Brenda of Livermore; two daughters, Alta Turcotte and her companion Orrin Martin of North Jay, and Rebecca Turcotte of Livermore Falls; a brother, Lucien “Joe Pete” Dube of Livermore; three sisters, Laurabelle Turcotte Bennett of Shawmut, Mass., Eleanor Wilbur of Rangeley, and Louise Walsh of Jay; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a son, Leroy R. “Skeet” Turcotte; a brother, George Turcotte; and three sisters, Grace Judd, Rena Breton, and Frances “Frankie” Therrien.

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