1926 – 2013

AUBURN — Reginald Edmund Jacqmin, 87, of New Gloucester, departed this life Friday evening, Nov. 15, at the Androscoggin Hospice House. His long struggle with heart failure had a peaceful ending.

He was born in Waterville on May 21, 1926, the son of Richard and Maria (Bureau) Jacqmin. Reggie was a 1944 graduate of Lewiston High School. Two weeks after graduating, he joined the U.S. Navy and served during World War II. One of the ships he served on during his service was the SS Patrick Henry, the first of the Liberty ships. His military service took him to several areas, including the Mediterranean, North Africa, the Philippines and Guam.

On April 21, 1947, he married the love of his life, Rhea P. Pelletier, in Lewiston. They lived in Lewiston and later moved to New Gloucester with their sons in 1953.

Reggie was an artist and art restorer for many years, and found much satisfaction in his work. He also had a passion for gardening and loved working around the house.

He is survived by his sons, Michael and Ronald of New Gloucester; his sister, Monita MacDonald of San Diego, Calif.; his brother, Raymond and wife, Bertha, of Lewiston; and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; beloved wife, Rhea; infant son, Edmund; and his sister, Marcelle.

The family would like to thank all the medical professionals at the Central Maine Medical Group who helped him through his illness, with a special thanks to Director Susan Horton at Central Maine Medical Center Cardiology. Laurie and all the dedicated people at Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice were also greatly appreciated.

Online condolences may be shared at www.lynchbrothers.com.

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