1925 – 2016

AUBURN — Romeo E. Poulin, 90, servant of God, husband and father, passed on at his home in Auburn on Tuesday, Feb. 2, surrounded by his wife and family.

Romeo was born in Lewiston on March 28, 1925, the son of Arestide and Adrienne Bilodeau Poulin and raised in Lac Megantic, P.Q. Canada. In 1943, after primary school, Romeo entered the religious community of Cleric St. Viateur in Joliette, P.Q., where he received training in electrical, drafting and building construction. In 1950, he was assigned to a school and mission in Kyoto, Japan, where he served as construction foreman and vocational teacher. He returned to Lewiston in 1964 and worked as an electrician for Diamond Machine for 25 years and then worked as a greeter at Wal-Mart for 13 years before fully retiring.

On Nov. 25, 1965, he married the love of his life, the former Agathe Plourde of Lewiston. Active in scouting for over 25 years, Romeo was a volunteer adult leader with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, Pack 116, and was awarded the BSA St. George Medal, Silver Beaver Medal and Wood Badge awards. He was also an active 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 12652. A devoted member of Holy Cross Church, Prince of Peace Parish, he served as a Eucharistic minister, lector, cantor and in the choir.

Besides his loving wife of 50 years, Agathe of Auburn, he is survived by two sons, Michael and wife, Laurie, of Middletown, R.I., and John and wife, Amy, of Lisbon Falls; three grandchildren, Max, Rachael and Ross; and several nieces, nephews and cousins in Canada.

The family would like to thank Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Services, especially Tammy, Michelle, Angela and the Rev. Bradford. We are forever grateful to you.

Condolences and a video tribute may be found online at www.albert-burpee.com.

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