LEWISTON — Donat B. Boisvert, 63, son of Donat E. and Irene Deslauriers Boisvert, died Saturday, March 8, at Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice.

Born in Lewiston, he was educated at St. Dominic High School, graduated from Providence College with honors and received a master’s degree in library science from the University of Rhode Island. After a brief time in the library at Boston College, he moved to Lewiston where he worked at the Centre d’Héritage Franco-Américain, participating in the success of the earliest Franco-American festivals. For a long time he worked for the state legislature as director of the Maine-Canadian legislative advisory office. When the Franco-American collection was established at Lewiston-Auburn College, he served as its first coordinator. A good writer, he authored many articles chronicling the history of Franco-Americans in Lewiston both for the Sun Journal and for the local newsletter l’Unité. As the end neared, he was surrounded by his mother Irene and his brothers Raymond and Robert.

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