SABATTUS — Donat “Don” L. Fournier Sr., 80, passed away Thursday, June 1, in his home, with his family at his side.

He was born Jan. 10, 1937 in Auburn, the son of Paul and Lillian Fournier. He attended Auburn schools. He served in the U.S. Army 1954 to 1957. In 1958, he married Joan Caron and together they raised three children.

Don worked as a contractor and truck driver most of his life. He took great pride in his family and his home. He is remembered most for always giving a helping hand to anyone in need.

He is a lifetime member of the Harry J. Conway, Post 135 American Legion and a member of the Pastime Club, Lewiston.

He is survived by his wife, Joan (Caron) Fournier; their three children, Karen Connor and her husband, John, of Lewiston, Lyn Carroll and her husband, Greg, of Virginia, and Donat “Don” Fournier Jr. and his wife, Ronda. of Sabattus; as well as his seven grandchildren, Patricia Veilleux and her husband, Richard, Chad Fournier and his fiancée, Natasha, Joshua Connor, Ryan Michaud and his wife, Sara, Candace Baker and her husband, Joshua, Caleb Fournier and his wife, Chelsea and Christine Carroll; and seven great-grandchildren, Jacob Veilleux, Leanna Mulligan, Owen Michaud, Sophia Veilleux, Alyvia Fournier, Evan Michaud, and Nora Fournier. He is also survived by his siblings, Joyce St. Pierre and her husband, Roger, of Auburn, George Fournier and his wife, Joyce, of Tennessee, Lillian Wright and her husband, Sumner “Dutch,” of Florida, Leroy Fournier and his wife, Elaine, of Lewiston, and Pauline Paradis of Poland; and many extended family members.

He was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Maxine Fournier, and Lillian (Michaud) Fournier and his siblings, Paul Fournier Jr., Claire St. Laurent, and Victor Fournier.

The family would like to thank the staff at Central Maine Medical Center T3 and Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for their dedication to Don. You made him feel safe, secure and loved.

Donat L. Fournier

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