LEWISTON – Sylvio J. Plante, 90, of Lewiston, formerly of Poland, died Saturday, June 20, at Central Maine Medical Center with his family by his side following a short illness.

He was born in Berlin, N.H. on Dec. 16, 1918, the son of Robert and Philomene (Roy) Plante.

He served with the U.S. Army in WWII from 1942 to 1945. He was a truck driver and served with 1979th QMC in Africa and Italy. He earned the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

After coming to Lewiston, he met and married the love of his life, Daisy C. Robbins on July 2, 1949.

He retired from Bates Mill in 1980, where he worked as a fabric cutter.

He enjoyed working outdoors on his property in Poland, his Saturday morning grocery trips with his daughter and visiting with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by two daughters, Crystal Dionne and her husband, Don, of Lewiston and Barbara Healy of Cromwell, Conn.; a step-son, Clayton Phillips and his wife, Pat, of Mechanic Falls; a sister, Theresa Plante of Auburn; three grandchildren, Karen Boucher and her husband, Brian, Kimberly McLeod and her husband, Josh, and Thomas Healy; and three great-grandchildren Ella and Ethan Boucher and Ava McLeod.

He was predeceased by his wife, Daisy on Oct. 12, 2004; two step-sons, Raymond and Kenneth Stewart; a step-daughter, Ruby Clukey; two sisters, Gertrude Plante and his twin sister Dorothy Plante.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff on M4 for the excellent care during his final moments and Tina, his caregiver at the Marshwood Rehabilitation Center.

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