1926 – 2016

LEWISTON — Adrian C, Giasson, 89, of Lisbon passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 4, with family by his side at Russell Park Center in Lewiston.

Adrian was born May 9, 1926, in Auburn, the son of Edward and Lizianne Giasson. He finished the eighth grade and worked at Bates Mill until he entered the U.S. Army on Oct. 16, 1944, and served until 1964. He served in combat in the Luzon Philippine Islands. He received the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

Upon leaving the service, Adrian married his former wife, Dorothy Raymond, and they had two sons, Richard and Larry. He moved to Connecticut and worked there as a chef.

He enjoyed going to Oxford Plains Speedway and eating breakfast at McDonald’s in Lisbon.

Adrian is survived by a sister, Henriette Bergeron of Lewiston; a brother, Raymond of North Carolina; his two sons, Richard and fiancée, Cheryl, of Bridgton, and Larry and wife, Trudy, of Sumner; a niece, Claire Tremaine, who took care of him for the past four years; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Adrian was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Ann Bussiere; and four brothers, Armand, Robert, Maurice and Andre.

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the entire staff at Russell Park Center for the compassion and devotion to Adrian’s care in his final hours.

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