LEWISTON — Marcel J. “Poncho” Boivin Sr., 89, formerly of Jay, died early Saturday morning, Oct. 29, at Russell Park Manor in Lewiston, where he had resided from 2009 until his death.

He was born June 22, 1922, in Coaticook, Quebec Canada, the son of Azaris and Rosanna (Valencourt) Boivin. He attended school in Canada.

On July 12, 1947, at St. John the Baptist Church in Coaticook, Quebec, he married his wife of 51 years, Rita A. Belville of Quebec. They moved to Jay and worked for International Paper at Otis and Androscoggin Mills in Jay until his retirement. He also worked as a police officer for the Town of Jay and served as a Jay selectman. Following his retirement, he and his wife moved to Turner where they lived for several years. After his wife passed away in 1998, he later moved to Schooner Estates in Auburn.

He was a former communicant and lector of St. Rose of Lima Church in Jay; and 4th degree of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his son, Andre Boivin and his wife, Linda, and their son, Christopher, of Saco; his brother, Gaston Boivin, and his sister, Margaret Durneau, both of Montreal.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Rita Boivin; his son, Louis Boivin; brother, Dennis; and sisters, Lucille and Gisele.

Messages of condolence may be sent to www.finleyfuneralhome.com.

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