SCARBOROUGH — Gilbert “Gil” Domingue, 74, passed away peacefully on Dec. 20, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. For the past five years, he was actively and courageously fighting a rare type of cancer. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by many, especially his wife, Henrietta, who demonstrated unmatched devotion to Gil; daughter, Gilda Penn and her husband, Brian; daughter, Danielle Bogardus and her husband, Lance; and four grandchildren, Elliot and Bethany Penn and Amanda and Sophia Bogardus.

Gil was born Dec. 31, 1936, in Lewiston, a son of Henri and Angelina Lepage Domingue. He attended Lewiston schools, graduating from St. Dom’s High School in 1955. An accomplished hockey player, he studied economics at Providence College on a full hockey scholarship. In 1961, he received his master’s degree from the Boston College School of Social Work.

While in graduate school, he married the love of his life, Henrietta Dumont. They lived for six years in Lewiston, followed by four years in Trenton, N.J. During these years, Gil was a social worker and supervisor at several mental health agencies and hospitals. In 1971, they settled in Saco. Gil spent 16 years as the executive director of St. Andre Home in Biddeford. He then returned to his counseling roots as the director of marriage/family counseling for Catholic Charities Maine. In 1996, he opened a private practice in Saco. He continued this practice through the fall of this year.

Gil lived his life fully. He was an active Rotarian for more than 40 years, serving as an officer and president of the Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club in the mid 1980s. He was an avid sportsman, having played hockey, tennis, racquetball and golf. He was a member of the Biddeford-Saco Country Club. Gil was a very faith-filled man and devoted to his church, Most Holy Trinity Parish. He was a dedicated volunteer in his community, serving in recent years as a corporator of Biddeford Savings Bank, a president of the Southern Maine Agency on Aging and a member of various health service boards. He delivered Meals on Wheels in Biddeford/Saco and provided Eucharistic Ministry to residents of Wardwell Home. He had a dynamic personality that filled the room — he was known for his hearty laughter and his ability to make friends with everybody.

Besides his wife, children and grandchildren, Gil is survived by three siblings and their families, Lorraine Rousseau of Lewiston, Richard Domingue of Ocean Park and Claire Verreault of Old Orchard Beach. He will also be greatly missed by his wife’s siblings and their families, his cousins and dear friends.

Gil was predeceased by his mother, Angelina; father, Henri; and stepmother, Bertha.

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