LEWISTON – Leo A. Lacasse, 85, of 44 Samantha Lane, Auburn, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion, after a long illness surrounded by his family and friends.

He was born in Lewiston, Feb. 21, 1923, the son of the late Arthur and Elna Paradis Lacasse. He was educated in local schools and was married May 27, 1944, to Aurore F. Roy. Prior to his retirement, he was employed at Bates Manufacturing as a loom fixer.

He was a member of St. Philips Church, Knights of Columbus Council 106 and Wallace Assembly Fourth degree, including the honor guard.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf, boating, snowmobiling, playing pinochle and meticulously maintaining his car. He was an avid Red Sox fan and regularly worked out at the health club three times a week.

He is survived by his wife, Aurore of Auburn; three daughters, Jeanne Walsh and husband, William, of Connecticut, Anita Barth of California, and Doris “Croteau” Robinson and her longtime companion, Don Gower, of Auburn; four grandchildren, Bonnie Couture and husband, Glenn, William Walsh and wife, Ann, Brian Croteau and wife, Caroline, and Monica Stevenson and husband, Brien; three great-grandchildren, Brendon Croteau, Emma Walsh and Cooper Stevenson; two sisters, Rita Morency and husband, Lionel and Lorraine Farpelha and husband, George: four brothers, Roland, Maurice and wife, Lorraine, the Rev. Robert and Paul Lacasse; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a son, Gerard; a grandson, Scott Croteau, a sister, Juliette Morin and four brothers, Fern, Emile, Romeo and Normand.

His family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the nurses, staff and volunteers at d’Youville Pavilion for their excellent care.

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