1927 – 2015

LEWISTON — Laurent Rene Doyon, 87, of Lewiston, passed away in his home on Sunday, June 28, due to a heart attack.

He was born on Nov. 28, 1927, in Lewiston. He attended Hotel Road Country School, Walton Junior High School and Edward Little High School, all in Auburn. He served in the U.S. Navy from January 1946 to November 1947 and was a seaman first class. Laurent was stationed in Portsmouth, Va., and worked in the radar division aboard the Battleship U.S.S. Mississippi.

Upon receiving an honorable discharge from the military, he began working at the Hill Mill in Lewiston, where he worked as a weaver, loom changer and loom fixer for 17 years. He then became co-owner of Auburn Fuel Co. After the sale of the business, he worked at Bath Iron Works as a pipefitter for 10 years.

After his retirement, he and his wife, Doriane, whom he married on May 7, 1949, spent the winters in Daytona Beach, Fla., for several years. Rene loved to golf, go bowling, play horseshoes and spend time with his family.

He is predeceased by his wife, Doriane (Poulin) Doyon of Lewiston.

He is survived by his sons, Larry Doyon and wife, Sue, of Mount Jewett, Pa., and David Doyon and wife, Shay, of Pembroke, N.H. He is also survived by his daughter, Peg Collier and husband, Steve, of Ozawkie, Kansas. He has four brothers, Roger Doyon, George Doyon, the late Albert Doyon and the late Marcel Doyon. He is also predeceased by his two sisters, Henrietta (Doyon) Poulin and Jane (Doyon) Michaud. He has two granddaughters, one grandson, three great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Donations and condolences may be accessed online at www.albert-burpee.com.

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