1929 – 2016

LEWISTON — Jean Charles “Normand” Masse, 87, of Auburn was welcomed by the Lord with open arms on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family.

Jean was born in Lewiston on May 10, 1929, a son of the late Charles and Annette (Aube) Masse, the oldest of seven children.

Jean married Lorraine St. Pierre on May 29, 1949. They lived in Lewiston before moving to Auburn in 1968.

At a young age, Jean started working with his dad at the Maine Baking Co. He worked many jobs to support his family including Pepperell Mill, Bates Mill, Don and Dick’s Foodland, Bonneau’s Supermarket, L & A Groceries and Pepsi. He drove a school bus in Auburn and was a custodian at Sherwood Heights and Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute (now CMCC). He also enjoyed plowing snow with his father and brother.

He loved spending time with his family and traveling with the love of his life, Lorraine. They went on many trips and built loving memories while traveling to California, Hawaii, Alaska, Germany, France, England and Italy. Jean and Lorraine also enjoyed camping and owned a winter home in Vero Beach for several years.

He was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree Holy Cross Council No. 12652 and 4th Degree Monsignor Felix Martin Assembly, as well as a member of the American Legion Post No. 31. He loved to tell stories, attend grandchildren’s sports events and activities, and talk about his vehicles.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lorraine; a daughter, Diane Beaucage and her husband, Paul; a son, Robert Masse and his wife, JoNell; a son, Richard Masse and his wife, Cathy; a son, Raymond Masse and his wife, Kim; and a daughter, Michele Brewer and her husband, Anthony; and his canine partner, Chloe. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Richard Giguere, Kevin Giguere, Amy Wiers, Eric Beaucage, Alaina Beaucage, Suzette Beaucage, Matthew Masse, Sara St. Laurent, Sonia Ramirez, Shari Tondreau, Ray Masse, Brett Fecteau, Drew Masse, Nicole Trudell and Danielle Moreau; 26 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; as well as a brother, Raymond, and his wife, Doris; a sister, Pauline Firczak and her husband, John; and a sister, Lorraine Bolen, and her partner, Al Audette; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, Robert Masse; his sister, Constance Dufour; his sister, Claudette Aube; and a special great-granddaughter, Sadie Tondreau.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.

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