LEWSITON – Alfred N. LeRiche Jr, 86, formerly of 2 Merton Blvd., passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, with family by his side.

Born in New York, N.Y. on Oct. 16, 1918, he was the son of Alfred and Evelyn Curran LeRiche Sr.

He was educated in local schools, and was a World War II Veteran. A member of the St. Patrick’s Parish, he attended daily mass and was a Eucharistic Minister. He was a volunteer worker for the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop for many years. In 1996, he received an award form the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of ME, for being an outstanding family member with the R.A.F.T.S. Association and also served as president of the organization for three years.

He was well known as a selfless volunteer not only with his family but throughout the community for many causes.

He loved camping, sports, and going to Hermit Island.

Survivors include his wife, Blanche, of Lewiston; five sons, Steven LeRiche and partner Chuck Austin, of North Adams, Mass., Michael LeRiche, of Lewiston, Jeffrey and wife, Judy LeRiche, of Burlington, N.C., Brian LeRiche, of Lewiston, James and wife, Laurie LeRiche, of Greene; eight daughters, Eileen and husband, Wally Garroway, of Standish, Gail and husband, James McCourt, of Woolwich, Nancy and husband, John Stern, of Cape Neddick, Carol LeRiche, of Biddeford, Karen LeRiche and partner, Lorna Littleway, of New York, N.Y., Debra of Atlanta, Ga., Catherine and husband, Daniel Boutin, of Lewiston, and Cynthia LeRiche, of El Dorado Hills, Calif.; one brother, Bertrand LeRiche and wife, Carmella, of Hampden; one sister, Jacqueline Crouse, of Ocala, Fla.; fourteen grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents, and a baby brother.

He was a wonderful husband to his wife “Vickie” and a proud father to his thirteen children.

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