1924 – 2016

LEWISTON —

, 91, of Lewiston passed away peacefully early Monday, May 2, after a brief illness.

He was born on June 29, 1924 in Saint Quentin, New Brunswick, Canada, the son of Josephel & Sadie (Rancourt) Jalbert. When he was a young boy, the family moved to the United States and settled in Lewiston, where he attended local schools.

He entered active service during World War II in March 1943, attached to the 751st Tank Battalion as a tank driver with action in Italy. He was injured in April 1945 and honorably discharged that September with a purple heart.

On Oct, 2, 1954, he married Lilliette Boisvert, his wife for 38 years. Together they raised two sons and a daughter. Pete and Lil enjoyed traveling, dancing, camping, playing cards and family gatherings.

Pete was a 55-year member of the Knights of Columbus, Rev. Louis J. Fortier, Council No. 106 and a member of Msgr. Thomas H. Wallace Assembly No. 338 for 34 years. He enjoyed everything family, especially Christmas and his annual Fourth of July gathering and lobster feed.

Always an entrepreneur, Pete owned and operated Jalbert’s Market on Lisbon Road and Jalbert’s Variety on Sabattus Street. He and Lil also ran a convalescent boarding home together. Later, he began working as an electrician for local companies. As a master electrician, he started his own company, Twin City Electric, which he ran until his retirement in the early 1990s. Pete also owned several residential rental properties in Lewiston.

After the death of his first wife, he married Therese Ouellette with whom he shared 18 years. They enjoyed taking trips to Canada and spending time with family, especially the grandkids.

He is survived by his three children, Rick and his wife, Sandy, Janice Gendron and her husband, Mark, Scot and his wife, Jody, all of Lewiston; six grandchildren, Jason and Jared Jalbert, Samuel Gendron, Abbie O’Neal, and Madison and Camden Jalbert; nine great-grandchildren; five sisters, Irene Champagne, Alice Lufkin, Marie Bolduc, Fernande Vachon and Marguerite Larochelle, all of Lewiston; and two brothers, Laurent and Claude of Connecticut.

He is predeceased by his parents; his wife Lilliette; three brothers; and three sisters.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit and C2 as well as the Staff of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for the exceptional care given to Pete.

Friends and family are invited to share their memories or offer their condolences by visiting Pete’s online guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

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