Lewiston – Arthur A. Provencher, 91, of St. Mary’s Residence ( Maison Marcotte), died Saturday, May 16, at D’Youville with his family by his side.

Born in Auburn on Sept. 29, 1917, a son of the late Alfred and Virginia Dube Provencher, he was educated in Auburn schools. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was married to the former Agnes Verville who died in 1958. He later married the former Marthe Pelletier Langelier who died May 18, 1998. He worked at United Shoe Machinery for 35 years in machine maintenance, sales and adhesive tech, retiring in 1982. He later worked for 10 years at Bates College as part of the cafeteria staff.

He was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at The Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul and American Legion Post 22, Lewiston.

He enjoyed going out to dinner with his family and was an avid Red Sox fan. He loved spending time with his grand- and great-grandchildren and will be remembered for his determination to keep going in the face of difficult odds. We were lucky to have him as long as we did.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Richard and Claire Provencher of Biddeford, Donald and Sue Provencher of Taunton, Mass., Sylvia and Gerard Belanger of Lewiston, Bertrand Langelier of Durham, Raymond and Patricia Langelier of Turner; 10 grandchildren, Karen and David Orsini, Kevin and Tammy Provencher, Kelly, Lisa and Greg Provencher, James Belanger, Jacqueline Belanger, Katheryn Langelier and Gustav Johnson and Tara and Ilir Ujkaj; and six great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a sister, Jeanne Dumont; and brothers, Leo, Lucien and Wilfred Provencher.

The family thanks the many staff at Maison Marcotte who took such good care of Arthur and looked out for him, and Dr. Jeff Brown and Dr. Dervilla McCann, whose wonderful care helped to keep him with us for so many years.

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