1919 – 2014

LEWISTON — Albert George Lemelin, 94, of Lewiston, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, at d’Youville Pavilion.

He was born in Plessisville, Quebec, on Oct. 9, 1919, the only son of Alfred and Laura (Lachance) Lemelin; he had seven sisters. They moved to Maine when he was just a young boy. He was educated in Lewiston and went on to proudly serve his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a technician, fourth grade, in the 232 Station Hospital. His duty was to set up hospitals. While serving, he received the Medal of Good Conduct, the Victory Medal, the American Theater Campaign Ribbon and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon.

Albert married the love of his life, Rita Rioux, on Oct. 9, 1948; she predeceased him on May 26, 1983. He worked for Bates Manufacturing as a weaver for 50 years, and was a member of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and the Holy Name Society.

He leaves his three daughters, Marie Sciarrino and husband, Victor, of New York, Therese Jordan and husband, Kenyon, of Colorado and Rachelle Ouellette and husband, Daniel, of Lewiston; two sons, Albert P. Lemelin of Monmouth and Gerard Lemelin of Turner; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Albert’s life by visiting his guest book at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.

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