1925 – 2016

LEWISTON — Eugene B. Deslauriers, 90, formerly of 18 Union St., Sabattus, died Wednesday, April 13,  at the Montello Manor in Lewiston.

Born in Lewiston on Oct. 20, 1925, he was the son of Josephat and Yvonne Sylvain Deslauriers. Educated locally, he left high school early in order to enlist in the U.S. Navy during World War II serving aboard the minesweeper USS Indicative in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of operations. After the war, he returned to Maine and on April 12, 1947, married the former Muriel Scott.

He was employed for a while at the Farnsworth Mill in Lisbon and later went to work as a truck driver for Anthoine Rubber Company in Lewiston. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, homebrewing his own beer and was always tinkering with projects around the house. A devoted father to his two sons, he was active in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts while they were growing up. He had strong ties to the Sabattus area, serving on the Board of Directors of the Sabattus Regional Credit Union, as a member of the American Legion Post No. 135, and as a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Church.

Besides his loving wife of Lewiston, survivors include a son, Michael and wife Ann of Sabattus; a sister, Irene Boisvert of Georgetown and Lauderhill, Fla.; three grandchildren, Vicki Roy and husband Paul, Michael Deslauriers II, and Amy Morissette and husband, David; five great-grandchildren, Keagan Deslauriers, Emily Roy, Abriana Deslauriers, Olivia Roy and Isaac Morissette; and nieces and nephews, Terence Nadeau, Raymond Boisvert, Robert Boisvert, Janet Scott Wood and Robert Scott.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a son, David Deslauriers; brother-in-law, Donat Boisvert; brother and sister-in-law, Hector and Maxine Nadeau; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Loreen Scott; and nephew, Donat Boisvert.

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

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