1917 – 2013

AUBURN — Albert A. Dionne, 96, formerly of 96 Pond Road, Lewiston, passed away peacefully at Bolster Heights in Auburn on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

He was born in Lewiston on Nov. 19, 1917, son of the late Ludger and Irene Turcotte Dionne. He served in the Army during World War II from 1941 to 1945. He served in North Africa, Corsica and France, where he met his wife, Angèle, of Toulon, France. She passed away June 8, 2011. They were married 66 years.

He was honorably discharged in 1945 as a staff sargent and asked to be buried in the same uniform he had stored all these years, a patriot to the end.

He was a weaver by trade and an avid carpenter in his spare time. He built his own house and was involved in countless other projects involving wood. During his free time, he loved reading books and magazines, especially if it involved any form of history.

He was a first cousin to Norm Dionne, whom the MVP football trophy is named after at Lewiston High School, as well as the VFW in Auburn.

He is survived by a son, André Dionne and wife, Donna, of Lewiston; a daughter, Colette Dionne of Northampton, Mass.; a grandson, Marc Dionne of Lewiston; and a great-grandson, Isaac of Turner.

The family wants to thank the whole staff at Bolster for taking care of Albert like he was literally one of their own family members, from Day One to the end.

You are invited to share your condolences with the Dionne family by visiting their guest book at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com

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