LEWISTON – Philip L. Archambault, M.D., died on June 15, in Lewiston.

He was born in Fort Kent, on May 4, 1918, and was the youngest of nine children of Dr. Joseph and Emma (Marquis) Archambault. He was a graduate of the class of 1936 from Lewiston High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Bates College in 1940 and his Medical Degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1943. Dr. Archambault interned at Worcester (Mass.) City Hospital and performed his general residency at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

Dr. Archambault practiced general medicine from 1948 to 1955, performed his orthopedic residency in the Veterans Administration Program in Boston, Mass., from 1955 to 1958, with practice limited to orthopedic surgery from 1958 to 1983.

Dr. Archambault served his country as a Captain in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946, including duty in Germany. He was appointed Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in 1960, and was a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons from 1962 to present.

Dr. Archambault was a member of the New England Orthopedic Society, serving as Treasurer for a decade, and also the Maine Orthopedic Society where he served tenure as President. At Central Maine Medical Center, he served as Chief of the Medical-Surgical staff, and Chief of Orthopedic Surgery. He was also a member of the Senior Orthopedic Service Courtesy Staff at St. Mary’s General Hospital in Lewiston. Dr. Archambault was also a Consultant for Stephens Memorial Hospital, Norway, Miles Memorial Hospital, Damariscotta, and Bath Memorial Hospital, Bath.

Beyond the practice of medicine, Dr. Archambault was actively engaged in civic duties including service on the Board of Directors of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Maine, the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine and the Lewiston Fire Commission. He campaigned and raised funds for numerous State and National politicians including college classmate Honorable Frank Coffin, and U.S. Senators William Cohen and William Hathaway.

Dr. Archambault was an avid fly fisherman enjoying memberships in Trout Unlimited and the Atlantic Salmon Federation. He also enjoyed playing tennis, was a team member at Bates College, and was a charter member of the American Medical Tennis Association. He was an avid bridge player, achieving the status of National Master of the American Contract Bridge League. Dr. Archambault had a lifetime love of skiing and was a member of the Washingtonians Ski Club and the National 70+ Ski Club. He also enjoyed gardening, boating, canoeing and furniture making.

Dr. Archambault is survived by his wife of 58 years, Helen (Choate) Archambault; four children, Philip L. Archambault of Providence, R.I., and Randolph, N.H., Thomas J. Archambault of Bristol, Andrew P. Archambault of Milton, Mass., and Anne E. Archambault of South Freeport; and eight loving grandchildren.

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