LITCHFIELD — Gerard D. Cloutier, 94, of Lewiston, passed away peacefully Friday, May 10, at the home of his son, Donald, where he has resided for the past year and a half.

He was born in Lewiston, Nov. 19, 1918, son of Dominique W. and Emelia (Beliveau) Cloutier. He married the love of his life, Therese N. Nadeau on June 26, 1948, at Saints Peter and Paul Church.

He was a 1938 graduate of Lewiston High School and a graduate of Acme Business School. He was a military veteran having served his country in the Army during World War II in the South Pacific from 1941 to 1945 in the 43rd Division. He was employed by H.P. Hood as a delivery man for 29 years and then at Pioneer Plastics, until his retirement.

He was a huge fan of ice hockey, an official for amateur teams that played at the “arena” known today as the Colisee, including the L/A Twins and the Maine Nordiques. Thereafter, he was an American Hockey League official for the Maine Mariners in Portland and the Portland Pirates. He was an avid fan of the Boston Bruins and the Red Sox.

He has been a lifelong member of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed deer hunting and trips up north for moose hunting with his son, Bob, and nephew, Peter.

He is survived by his sons, Donald and wife, Martine and Robert and wife, Joline; five grandchildren, Jody Cloutier and wife, Kristy, Jason Cloutier and wife, Arlyn, Michelle Thibault and husband, John, Jennie Cloutier-Austin and husband, Adam and Stacy Cloutier and fiance, Joshua Bonaventura-Sparagna; three great-grandchildren, John Cloutier, Carter Austin and Brianna Borden-Cloutier and soon to be great-grandson, Brayden Austin; four stepgrandchildren, Tina Letourneau, Victor Ingram, Veronica Ducharme and Peggy Hockett; nine stepgreat-grandchildren, Desiree Ducharme, Trevor Ducharme, Skylar Ducharme, Cody Letourneau, Kelsey Letourneau, Megan Ingram, Amanda Ingram, Amber Tillman and Jeremiah Borden; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Therese Cloutier, March 4, 2012; his sisters, Lucille Riffert and Carmen Beaudry; and a grandson, Douglas Drouin.

Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for their compassion and assistance with his care, especially Kathy, Cindy, Doreen and others that came to assist.

Donations, condolences and a video tribute may be accessed online at www.albert-burpee.com.

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