AUBURN — Walter Cloutier Jr., 87, of 8 Orchard Circle, Lewiston, died Monday, May 6, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice Services.

He was born in Lewiston, Nov. 9, 1925, the son of Walter and Alice Dumont Cloutier. Educated locally, he was a graduate of Lewiston High School, Class of 1943, and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1946 as a flight engineer, stationed in the Pacific Theater.

On May 10, 1947, he married the former Lillian Cote. Walter was formerly associated with Leavitt & Parris Inc. of Lewiston and Portland, retiring as president in 1987. He was a member of the American Legion Post 22, life member and former president of the Musical Literary Club, and was a life member and former director of the Northeast Canvas Products Association.

Walter enjoyed life. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and taking walks in the woods enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. He was a loyal Red Sox, Patriots, Maineiacs and Bruins fan.

Walter loved his grandchildren. He supported and attended all of his grandkids’ sporting events and loved family gatherings.

Besides his loving wife of 66 years, he is survived by two daughters, Diane and husband, Steven Ouellette and Ann-Marie and husband, Daniel Dumais, all of Lewiston; four sons, Richard and wife, Patricia, Ronald and wife, Denise, Robert and wife, Patricia, all of Lewiston and Daniel and wife, Linda, of Fleming Island, Fla.; a sister, Reine Cloutier of Lewiston; a brother, Roland Cloutier of Danbury, Conn.; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a brother, Roger; a sister, Yolande; and great-grandchild, James.

The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice House and d’Youville Pavilion for their support and loving care.

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