1927 – 2014

AUBURN — Maurice Henri Renaud, 87, of Lewiston, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, at the Hospice House in Auburn surrounded by his loving family.

He was born July 5, 1927, the 12th child of Joseph Renaud and Marie Louise (Lafond) Renaud in Auburn. Maurice graduated from St. Dominic High School in 1946. After graduating, he served his country as a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict from 1948 to 1952. He and his wife enjoyed attending annual 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing reunions at different locations around the U.S.

He was a lifetime Third Degree member of Knights of Columbus No. 106 and was a Fourth Degree member for many years, and he was a member of the American Legion Post No. 153.

On Aug. 6, 1955, he married Emily Elizabeth Moyes, and together they had three children. He greatly enjoyed the home he built 52 years ago. Maurice spent his life working as an electrician until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of IBEW Local 567 for 60 years and enjoyed playing practical jokes with his co-workers and friends. He regularly met with his lifelong friends for lunch.

Maurice had a strong sense of civic duty and was a passionate volunteer. He often helped out at his parish, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, during Mass and at bingo events until it closed a few years ago. He also volunteered at Central Maine General Hospital with Horizons 55.

Maurice is survived by his wife of 59 years, Emily; one son, Michael Maurice Renaud and his wife Rita of Scarborough; two daughters, Nancy Ann (Renaud) Birdsall and her husband, Daniel, of Kingston, N.H., and Cynthia Ann (Renaud) Alexander and her husband, Scott, of Auburn; four grandchildren, Cassandra, Peter and Matthew Alexander and Kristen Nielson; one great-grandchild, Joshua; and one sister, Georgette (Renaud) Picard of California.

Maurice was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Marie Louise; seven sisters, Emerentienne, Jeannette, Yvonne, Gertrude, Celeste, Cecile, and Madeleine; and three brothers, Gerard, Robert, and Rene.

The family would like to express their gratitude for the compassionate care provided by the Hospice House staff.

Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com.

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