PARIS — Roger St. Hilaire was named Veteran of the Month recently at the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris. 

St. Hilaire was born in Auburn on Dec. 25, 1930. He was raised in Auburn and graduated from Edward Little High School. He enlisted in the Air Force on Oct. 12, 1948, and served as a radio airman. He was discharged from Hamilton Air Force Base, California, on Aug. 6, 1952.

St. Hilaire received the Occupation Medal (Japan), Korean Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and United Nations Service Medal for his service.

He returned to Auburn and worked for his brother’s roofing company. He married his high school sweetheart, Madeline, in 1954 and they raised three sons, Daniel, John and Michael.

St. Hilaire loves to dance and operated an Arthur Murray dance studio in Lewiston for many years. He and Madeline loved to travel and did so for many years until her death in 2001.

His favorite activities at the home are bingo and going out to eat. He loves the music programs and playing poker with “the boys.” Staff said St. Hilaire has a wonderful sense of humor and knows everyone in the facility. He came to the Maine Veterans’ Home in April of 2007 and resides on the C-Unit.

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