LEWISTON — Wilfred A. Baril, 95, of College Street, died Thursday, Aug. 19, at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion with his family by his side.

He was born in Lewiston, Nov. 14, 1914, the son of the late Omer and Marie Louise Cote Baril. He was educated in Lewiston schools and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946.

For 55 years, he was a member of and employed by the Iron Worker’s Union Local 496.

Wilfred was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and a lifelong member of the American Legion Post 22.

He enjoyed researching and purchasing any new electronic gadgets, cultivating his blueberry and strawberry patches, and making homemade applesauce. He loved music, was an avid accordian player, and believed that his purpose in life was to care for others.

He will be remembered as a true family man being proud of his children and grandchildren, constantly teasing them and playing practical jokes on them especially with their Christmas presents.

He is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Bussiere of Lewiston, with whom he made his home, and Rita Beaudry and husband, Rene, of Auburn; a son, Rene Baril and wife, Darcy, of Lake Mary, Fla.; grandchildren, Denise Gant, Marc Beaudry and Nicole Beaudry, Joseph and Benjamin Bachand, Ryan Baril; three great-grandchildren, Marvin CJ Green, Jacob Bachand and Brooks Beaudry; and a brother, Roger Baril and wife, Lorraine, of Lewiston.

He was predeceased by his parents; daughter, Irene Bachand; grandson, Michael Bachand; brothers, Lionel and Conrad Baril; and sister, Jeanne LeClair.

The family would like to thank the nursing staffs of 3West and 2nd floor Rehab Units at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion for their exceptional care during his recent illness.

You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the Baril family by visiting their guestbook at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.

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