1924 – 2016

LEWISTON — Arthur L. Willard, 91, formerly of 68 Summer St., Lewiston, died Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Marshwood Nursing Home in Lewiston.

He was born in Everett, Mass., on June 3, 1924, the son of John and Linnie Robbins Willard. When he was young, his family moved to Stonington. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army and landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day. After the war, he moved to Lewiston and went to work as a hand sewer in the local shoe industry. On April 10, 1948, he married the former Jacqueline Martineau. She passed away on May 10, 2013, after 65 years of marriage. When their children were young, they moved to Stonington for several years, where Arthur worked as a lobsterman and stone cutter.

Survivors include a daughter, June Michaud of Lewiston; two stepdaughters, Linda Dorr of Lewiston and Francine Simard of Southington, Conn.; a stepson, Roland Lepage of Lewiston; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be accessed online at www.albert-burpee.com.

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