PORTLAND – Philip D. Chretien, 62, of Livermore, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 19, at Maine Medical Center in Portland following an illness.

He was born June 8, 1947, in Livermore, the son of Philibert and Emilienne (LePage) Chretien. He graduated from Livermore Falls High School in 1965.

He was in the U.S. Air Force as a mechanic from 1966 to 1970 serving in the Vietnam War.

He married Sue Morris and they later divorced.

He made his career at International Paper, now known as Verso, for more than 40 years and was due to retire in July.

Philip was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church in Jay.

He was a life member of the Frank L. Mitchell VFW Post No. 3335 in Jay, International Paper Co. Quarter Century Club and the Antique Automobile Club of America. Phil was a collector who enjoyed antiques, especially automobiles. He liked to garden and had many hobbies including cooking, woodworking and traveling. He played bingo often, and loved spending time with his grandsons.

He is survived by a daughter, Rebecca, and her husband, Christopher Fitch, and two grandsons, Kevin and Payton.

He is also survived by two brothers, Moe Chretien and his wife, Marcia, and Jimmy Chretien and his wife, Linda, both of Livermore Falls; many nieces and nephews; and a large extended family.

He will be sadly missed by his good friends, Richard and Nancy Fraser and Dottie and Ken Hatch.

He was predeceased by his parents, Philibert and Emilienne Chretien; and siblings, Roger, Anita and Elizabeth Chretien.

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