1939 – 2013

AUBURN — Richard R. Ledoux, 73, of Lisbon, passed away Friday Nov. 1, at the Hospice House.

He was born in Lisbon on Dec. 27, 1939, son of the late Robert and Cecile (St. Hilaire) Ledoux. He grew up in Lisbon and attended local schools there. He was a graduate of Lisbon High School, Class of 1958.

On Sept. 19, 1959, he married his high school sweetheart, Irene Murray, at St. Ann’s Church in Lisbon, and they started a family together.

During his life, Richard worked as a systems analyst for the state of Maine Bureau of Finance and DOT and also as a systems analyst for C.F. Hathaway of Waterville.

Richard was a communicant of Holy Family Church in Lewiston. He will always be remembered for being an avid NASCAR fan and an automobile and music enthusiast. He loved spending quality time with his family, and he took great pride in his home.

He was a very caring and generous man and one of the most special ways that he showed this was by risking his own life at 15 years old to save a girl who was drowning in the Sabattus River in Lisbon. He was awarded a medal of heroism by the American Legion. He was a lifelong donor to the American Red Cross.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Irene of Lisbon; two children, Karen LeClair and her husband, Peter, of Auburn, and Eric Ledoux and his wife, Sarah, of Winslow. He also leaves behind a sister, Patricia Fox of Hudson, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Matthew, Michael and Nicholas LeClair, Renee and Jason Ledoux and Haley and Seth Edwards; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Joyce (Ledoux) Bridger.

You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories of Richard through his guest book at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com.

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