LEWISTON – Maurice “Moe” Dubuc, 75, of 34 Olive Ave., Lewiston, died Monday, April 20, at his home surrounded by his family after a short battle with leukemia.

He was born in Lewiston, on Oct. 24, 1933, the son of Leopold and Imelda Dubuc. He was well-known in the community for the car wash and gas station business he operated on East Avenue in Lewiston with his father, Leo, and brother, Roger.

Moe’s home away from home was Holiday Lanes and Spare Time, where he was a bowling coach for the youth programs. He is very grateful to Judy Marshall, who convinced him that he would be a perfect coach for the youth program.

He admired Bill Smith and Roger Perrault for the support they gave him to go on with the youth program for many years. Many of the kids that he coached moved on to the National Pepsi Tournaments and “Coach” was so proud of them. Good examples would be Audra Mercier, her brother, Josh, Eric Poulin, and Sarah Pelletier, all of whom he coached for many years and taught basic bowling lessons.

Through the years, Coach received The Recognition Award, The Merit Award, Hall of Fame and Coach of The Year Awards, all by the votes of his peers. He was very thankful for their recognition. Also, one of his challenges was coaching students from Bates College, which he really enjoyed.

His first love was his family, especially times spent at the family pool, playing dominoes, finally seeing the Red Sox win the World Series and following his children and grandchildren’s many sports activities.

He volunteered at Central Maine Medical Center for 12 years, where he found it to be a very satisfying experience. Volunteering was his way of saying thank you to the staff at CMMC for helping his wife during her remarkable recovery from colon cancer.

He married Annette Bussiere on Nov. 24, 1955, who survives him.

Survivors also include his daughter, Sue Patterson and her husband, Pat, of New York; four sons, Mark of Lewiston, Gary and his wife, Collette, of Sabattus, Steven and his wife, Angela, of Auburn and Scott and his wife, Juli, of Norway; eight grandchildren, Shana Bonfiglio and husband, Anthony, Dustin, Deidra, Brian, Brandon, Corey, Jacob and Jarrett Patterson; one great-grandchild, Cameron Bonfiglio; two sisters, Elaine Labbe and husband, Ray, and Liane Jalbert and her husband, Mike; as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

He was predeceased by his parents; stepmother, Therese; his brother, Roger; and one grandchild, Casey.

The family would like to thank Dr. Darlene Miller, Bobbie Hill, Dr. Roger Austin and the entire staff of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice team. We would also like to thank all of the kids that he coached that gave him so much happiness over the years!!!

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