LEWISTON — Earl R. Lagassie, 79, a resident of Middle Road, Sabattus, died Thursday, Jan. 27, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center with family at his side.

He was born in Houlton, Jan. 6, 1932, a son of Ernest D. and Olive G. Lagassie. He grew up in Madawaska, but has been a resident of this community for many years. Mr. Lagassie was a military veteran having served his country in the Army during World War II.

After his military service, he settled in Lewiston-Auburn and went to work at Arnold Moccassin. He worked there 22 years until his retirement.

He enjoyed spending time with family and also enjoyed fishing, reading and watching wrestling. He also enjoyed his love for music, playing harmonica and spoons, listening to country music, his favorites being Johnny Cash and Conway Twitty and especially working around the house and tending to his property. He was a loving, devoted and hard-working husband, father and grandfather who will be missed dearly.

He leaves his wife of 38 years, Marie Lagassie of Sabattus, whom he married on June 30, 1972; three daughters, Earleen Lagassie of Monmouth, Dee St. Pierre and husband, Ted, of Monmouth and Judy Bellefeuille and husband, Ronnie, of Lewiston; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Carmen Charpentier of Lisbon and Geri Lagasse of Lewiston; many nieces and nephews; and many friends, including best friend, Moe of Sabattus.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Lee Lagassie; a stepson, Michael Fortin; and several brothers and sisters.

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

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