Richard P. Gagnon
1934 – 2009
AUBURN — Richard P. Gagnon, 74, of Lewiston, died Monday, July 20, at Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, with his family by his side.

He was born in Lewiston on Nov. 23, 1934, a son of the late Mathias and Blanche Longchamps Gagnon. He attended St. Peter’s School and graduated from St. Dominic High School in the Class of 1954. He later attended Farmington Teacher’s College. He served in the Maine Army National Guard and worked at Benson and Sullivan and L.P. Bail.

In 1972 he established Richard’s 24-Hour Heating and Oil Burner Service, which he owned and operated for over 30 years. He was known for his outstanding service to his customers, both in his workmanship and in his willingness to help them at any hour of the day or night. He also owned and rehabilitated several buildings in Lewiston, serving as a very caring and dedicated landlord to his tenants.
Mr. Gagnon was a member of the Prince of Peace Parish at St. Joseph’s Church and a life member of the Knights of Columbus Council 106 of Lewiston, Third Degree.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Lily M. Farnum Pinard, of Lewiston, whom he married on Aug. 29, 1970; his daughters and their spouses, Diane and Paul Martin, Constance and Michael Doucette, and Yvette and Richard Pouzol; his sons and their spouses, Antonio and Diane Pinard — loving and dedicated caretaker daughter-in-law, Brian and Michelle Gagnon, and Gary and Lori Gagnon; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a great great-grandson; his sisters, Carmen Hebert and Lucille Gagnon; his brothers, Gilbert, Marcel and Normand Gagnon; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Florian, Paul, Gerry and Larry.
The family thanks the staff of Dr. Amir Modarressi, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Androscoggin Home Heath Care and Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice.

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