AUBURN – Fernand Raoul Delorme, 87, of 16 Candia St., died Wednesday, April 29, at his home after a fall on the cellar stairs.

He was born in Lewiston, Feb. 25, 1922, a son of the late Napoleon and Florida Lapointe Delorme. He graduated from Lewiston High School, Class of 1940, and graduated from Robert’s Business Academy. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and he worked as a machinist at Bates Manufacturing Co., Bates Division, and at Bonan Shoe Co., retiring in 1987.

He was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish at St. Louis Church, the New Auburn Senior Citizens and the American Legion Post 31 of Auburn.

He enjoyed being with family, rug braiding, mechanical projects and gardening. He loved his family and the love of his life, Irene, his wife of 58 years. He will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, good spirit, positive outlook on life and helping the needy.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Irene L. Labrie of Auburn, whom he married July 1, 1950; and his sister, Yvette Blais of Auburn.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Carmen Bilodeau and Adrienne Bergeron.

The family thanks the Rev. Paul Plante, a friend of the family for celebrating Fernand’s Funeral Mass, the pastoral staff of St. Louis Church, the staff of the Auburn Rescue Unit and Auburn police officers, James Robichaud and Randy Robbins.

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