1925 – 2014

LEWISTON — Gerard J. Pelletier, 89, a resident of Webber Avenue in Lewiston, died Sunday, Oct. 19, at Marshwood Health Care Facility, following a long illness, with his loving family by his side.

He was born in St. Hilaire, New Brunswick, on April 5, 1925, the son of Jean and Imelda (Picard) Pelletier.

Gerard’s career was twofold as an owner operator of two gas stations, Pelletier Shell Station on Pine Street from 1956 to 1959 and Pelletier’s Flying A Station on Lisbon Street from 1959 to 1963, and then the well known Gerard Auto Sales on Lisbon Street in Lewiston. His second endeavor, besides automobile sales, was owning his own wood clearing lot business, where he was hired by Central Maine Power to clear trees for new power lines and clearing job sites for new power plants.

He was a longtime member of Holy Cross Church in Lewiston.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Florence of Lewiston; three sons, Gerard Pelletier Jr., of Auburn, Gary Pelletier and wife, Joline, of Wales and John Pelletier and wife, Heidi, of Greene; one daughter, Geraldine Poulin and husband, Paul, of Auburn and Florida; six sisters, Alberine Lavoie of Connecticut Angeline Bosse and husband, Rene of Lewiston, Dora Bosse of Madawaska, Noella Ouellette of Lewiston, Sister Irene Pelletier of Camelton, New Brunswick, and Joan Couturier and husband, Arsene, of Connecticut. Also surviving are eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by two daughters, Joyce C. Croteau and Gale Brabant; three brothers, Benoit, Roland and Albert; and one sister, Blanche.

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