LEWISTON – Robert R. Collet, 77, a resident of Tall Pines died early Thursday morning, Sept. 30, at St. Marguerite d’Youville Pavilion.

He was born in Auburn, April 22, 1927, the son of Ronaldo and Emma (Lamiette) Collet.

He attended Auburn schools, was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Church, The Holy Name Society, as well an auxillary member of the United States Coast Guard. He was also an Army veteran of World War II.

Following the War, he married his first wife, the former Yolande Cote, who died in 1990.

He was employed for the former Lever’s Diary as milk delivery salesman for 18 years. Then was employed as a clerk for Victor News for over 20 years. In his later years, he was employed for the City of Lewiston as a parking lot attendent retiring in April of this year.

Survivors include his wife, the former Pauline Dionne, of Lewiston, whom he married May 3, 1991; one son, Mr. Richard Robert Collet, of Auburn; one daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Rita) Martin, of Lewiston; one brother, Mr. Roland Collette, of Lewiston; two sisters, Mrs. Claire Martin, of Westbrook, and Mrs. Roger (Jeanne) Berube, of Lewiston; five grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his first wife, Yolande, he was predeceased by one sister, Blanche Gagnon.

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