Falmouth — Andre Roger Casavant, 50, of Falmouth passed away in his home on Friday, May 2,  following a brief struggle with cancer.

His wife, Theresa Martin Casavant, was by his side throughout their 15-year marriage, and in his final hours. He was a devoted father, husband, son, brother, and uncle, and will be greatly missed.

Born and raised in Winooski, Vt., Andre was an avid skier, tennis player, and hockey player. He attended Winooski High School and Saint Michael’s College. His friends from Saint Michael’s continued to keep him laughing even in the final weeks. After college, he began a career as an environmental scientist, first in Connecticut and then in Maine.

Shortly after moving to Maine in 1990, he met Terrie. Together, they explored the White Mountains, as well as more exotic destinations, and married in 1998 at Holy Martyrs Church in Falmouth. Their children, Danielle and Drew, were born in 2000 and 2003, respectively. Andre was an engaged father, who encouraged both of his children to work hard, and to try new activities, even helping Danielle to get her lobstering license at the age of 11. As assistant coach, he helped build Drew’s hockey team, and coached them to the Maine State Squirts Championship this winter. That win particularly resonated, bringing back memories of his own victory at the Burlington International Games in 1976.

In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his parents, Dominique and Lucille Mailhot Casavant; his sister, Catherine; his brothers Tom and Jay; as well as nieces and nephews Lauren Casavant Huber and Brendan, Ben, Eric and Ellen Casavant. Because education was so important to Andre, an account will soon be set up to help fund his children’s college educations.

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