RUMFORD – Noah Tanguay, 89, died Monday, Aug. 30, at the Rumford Hospital.

He was born in Rumford, on Aug. 15, 1915, a son of Joseph and Marie (St. Pierre) Tanguay. He was a graduate of Stephen’s High School in Rumford with the class of 1935.

He worked for Oxford Paper Co. and Boise Cascade in Rumford in the maintenance department until his retirement in the late 70’s. He was a communicant of St. Theresa’s Church in Mexico.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War I from Oct. 21, 1942 to Feb 2, 1946, as a Technician Fourth Grade. He was a member of Napoleon Ouellette Post 24, American Legion, Fr. Ambrose J. Barry Council 2091, K of C, Rumford Falls Aerie 1248, FOE, and LeParesseux Snowshoe Club

He was married in Rumford, on April 14, 1956, to the late Bertha Mahar who died in Rumford on Aug. 5, 2000.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who never lost his sense of humor. He loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Marie Tanguay and her husband, William Collins, of Rumford; a son, Gary Tanguay and his wife, Randi, of Sudbury, Mass.; three grandchildren, Noah Tanguay Collins and Elizabeth Tanguay Collins, of Rumford and Harper Tanguay, of Sudbury, Mass.; a sister, Annette Tanguay, of Rumford; two brothers, Theodore Tanguay and his wife, Charlotte, of Mexico and Jude Tanguay and his wife, Gisele, of Brunswick; two brothers-in-law, Nelson Mahar and his wife, Dodie, of Rumford and Louis Mahar and his wife, Claudette, of New Hampshire; two sisters-in-law, Sylvina Mahar, of Rumford and Ellie Mahar, of Florida.

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