LEWISTON – Laurier Jean Hamann, 66, died very unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 28, at his home in Lewiston.

He was born on April 12, 1942, the son of Lucien and Yvonne (Mathieu) Hamann. A graduate of St. Peter’s Grammar School and St. Dominic Regional High School in 1960, he was a member of the U.S. Air Force from 1960 until 1964 having served 2 years in Japan. While in the military, he studied German and achieved a degree in fingerprint technology as well as Morse code. He was also a very talented artist.

He retired in 2004 from 39-plus years at the Androscoggin Sheriff’s Department, and had also worked several years with the district attorney’s office. On July 16, 1966, he married Muriel Caron and they would have celebrated 43 years of marriage this coming July.

He was a member of Holy Family Parish, Prince of Peace Church, the Society of Saints Peter and Paul Parish, and for many years was a league bowler in Lewiston.

He leaves his wife, Muriel and his daughters, Jacqueline and Monique, all of Lewiston; two sisters, Yolande and husband, Willie Dumont, of Lewiston and Odette and husband, Chuck Tardif, of Florida; two brothers, Raymond and wife, Lorraine Hamann, of Lewiston and Marcel and wife, Stephanie Hamann, of Kentucky; a niece; many nephews; aunt and uncle; and numerous cousins.

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