1927 – 2015

LEWISTON — Lucien P. “Lou” Marcoux of Lewiston departed for his last voyage on Thursday, July 9. He was born in Lewiston on March 17, 1927, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Marcoux Sr. He attended local schools and was a graduate of St. Dominic Regional High School. Lou was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. On January 31, 1948, he married his school days sweetheart, Jeannette Levesque.

Lou was a lifetime master machinist toolmaker and worked for a number of companies, retiring in Dec. 1986 from Philips Elmet as the machine shop supervisor. His hobby was cooking, and he was the regular volunteer substitute cook at Farwell Elementary School for over twenty years. He liked to entertain people at his house by cooking different dishes and pies. At Christmas time he would make dozens of meat pies and give them to his family from Maine to Massachusetts, as well as friends and neighbors.

Lou grew up in the Holy Family Church community and most recently attended East Auburn Baptist Church. He was also a member of the St. Dom’s Alumni Class of 1946, a life member of VFW Post 9459 and a member of American Legion Post 158 in Lisbon. He was the past Commander of Legion Post 31 in Auburn, Marine Corps League 619, and Patrol Craft Sailors USA Chapter Legion 40/8, Destroyer Escort (DESA) Northeast Chapter. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus council 106, Robin Dow Seniors and First Auburn Seniors.

Lou is survived by his son, Larry; a sister, Stella of Falmouth; and his very special family, Julie Gomez and Steve Elwell. He also leaves behind his granddaughters, Bobbie Marcoux and Sarah Elwell; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Jeannette, in 1986; his son, Bob; his brother, Pete; and his sister, Adrienne.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.

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