Lewiston – John Paul Legendre, 85, of 111 South Ave., died Wednesday, Aug. 16, at his home with his loving family at his side.

He was born in Auburn Feb. 16, 1921, the son of the late Cyrille and Aurore Maheux Legendre. He attended Auburn schools and graduated from Edward Little High School, Class of 1939, and attended Acme Business School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was honorably discharged.

He started working for the family business, Enterprise Foundry, in 1936 with his father, mother and two brothers, serving as president between 1969, until his retirement in 1986.

He was a member of Holy Cross Parish. He loved hunting at his camp at Indian Pond and Anticosti Island. He also loved fishing at Thompson Lake and in Canada.

He will be remembered for the many hours he spent teaching his grandchildren to fish and water-ski on Thompson Lake, and for his devotion to the family business and family values.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Lorraine D. Therriault of Lewiston, whom he married at St. Mary’s Church Oct. 4, 1943; his sons, Paul R. and wife, Anne Legendre, Roland E. and wife, Diane Legendre, all of Lewiston; his grandchildren, Thomas Legendre and wife, Dr. Allyson Stack, Dr. Susan Ropacki and husband, Dr. Michael Ropacki, Sherrie and husband, Robert Thomas and Steven Legendre and companion, Anne Elliot; his great-grandchildren, Nicole Legendre Stack and soon-to-be baby, Stack-Legendre, Lauren Ropacki and Zachary Thomas; his brother, Raymond A. Legendre of Lewiston; his sister-in-law, Thelma Patry of Lewiston; his nieces and nephews, Anita Ferland and husband, Lionel Jr., Richard and wife, Joan Legendre and Suzanne Johnson and husband, Ken, Elaine Burr and husband, Greg.

He was predeceased by his brother, Normand Legendre; and sister-in-law, Beatrice Legendre.

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