LEWISTON – Charles A. Vaillancourt, 90, of, Lewiston, died on Wednesday, April 22, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, after a short illness. He began his journey to be reunited with his heavenly family, surrounded by his family still here on Earth.

He was born in Lowell, Mass., on April 13, 1919, the son of Peter and Laura Roy Vaillancourt. On June 29, 1940, he was married to the former Armandine “Terry” Caron at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston. She passed away in 2003.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy in the Solomon Islands on the Motor Torpedo Boat, PT-162. In his younger years, he was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. He spent many years as a city transit bus driver for the city of Lewiston, and later became assistant superintendent for the Lewiston Water Department.

A member of Holy Cross Parish, he also belonged to VFW Post 9459, American Legion Post 153 and the Knights of Columbus Council 106.

Survivors include three sons, Donald and wife, Ginette, of Litchfield, Norman and wife, Claire, of Lewiston and Gerald of Topsham; a daughter, Judy Vaillancourt of Lewiston; three brothers, Gilbert and wife, Terri, of The Villages, Fla., the Rev. Roger Vaillancourt of Saskatoon, Canada, and David and wife, Diane, of Murrieta, Calif.; two sisters, Mona Johnson of Gardnerville, Nev., and Elaine Vail of Mukilteo, Wash.; seven grandchildren, Patti and husband, Paul Liamos, Peter Vaillancourt, Aimee and husband, John Upchurch, and Jamie, Brady, Brett and Gregg Vaillancourt; and five great-grandchildren, Nikolas, Christian, and Olivia Liamos, Harley Vaillancourt and Aura Upchurch.

Besides his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Paul; two sisters, Annette Vaillancourt and Pauline Keneborus; and two infant sons.

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