LEWISTON — Roger E. Clements, 73, of Auburn passed away Feb. 22, following a brief illness at St. Mary’s Hospital with his two daughters by his side. During his two week stay in the intensive care unit, his family was always there with love, support and encouragement.

He was born in Auburn, March 31, 1937, the son of the late Raymond and Rosalie (Mallett) Clements.

On Aug. 23, 1958, he married Constance A. Moore, and they remained happily married until her passing on March 19, 1996.

He served in the National Guard from 1955 to 1961. He worked as a firefighter for Poland Spring Job Corps Center and retired after 25 years of service as a Fire Fighter for the state of Maine (Pineland Center) in December 1994.

After his retirement, he worked for United Wheelchair Service and was employed there up until his illness. Roger was a member of the Pastime Club as well as the American Legion Post 153 in New Auburn.

Roger had many friends and some of his memorable times were spent smelting with Tommy, having a few beers with Bruce, Tommy, and his other Pastime and Legion buddies. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. He enjoyed his Friday night card games with Ellie, Sheila and Larry. Most of all, Roger enjoyed spending time with his family, especially with his only grandson, Ryan because they shared many interests, particularly firefighting and sports.

He is survived by his two daughters, Sandra Demers and her husband, Rick, of Auburn and Susan Clements-Dallaire and her husband, Julien, of Lewiston; his companion, Ellie Morin of Auburn; his grandchildren, Shannon Daigle of Greene, Ryan Demers, Erica Dallaire of Auburn and Crissy Dallaire of Sabattus; his great-grandchildren, Maizy, Maddox, Landon, Reese, Ashlyn and Taylor; his sisterm Delores Burgess of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

Roger was predeceased by his wife, Constance Clements; and his siblings, Jeannette Wilbanks and Shirley Clements.

A special thank-you to some of Roger’s angel’s at St. Mary’s Hospital, Torey, Sophia, Kelly and Rose for taking such wonderful care of “Roger-the-Great.”

Family and friends may offer their condolences to the Clements family by visiting www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

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