WOODSTOCK, Vt. — Willard Gervais, formerly of Lewiston, passed away Dec. 1, 2017, in Vermont.

Born in St. Agatha on March 18, 1932, he was the son Onezime and Mabel Chasse Gervais. In the early years, he moved to Lewiston, attending schools there.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged, having achieved the rank of sergeant. In 1957, he married Arlene Paradis at Ss. Peter and Paul Church.

He worked as a carpenter millwright for Local 407, from which he retired. Will was a hard worker and passed his values to his sons.

He enjoyed reading, playing cards, guitar, which he taught himself to play, traveling and visiting many national parks.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years; his three sons: Glen and wife, Rebecca, of Yarmouth; Gary and wife, Tammie; of Quechee, Vt.; and youngest son, Brian; of Las Vegas, Nev.; his sister, Albertine (Betty) Theriault; sister in-law, Mary-Jane Gervais; his grandchildren Nathan and Lauren Gervais, son and daughter of Glenn and Rebecca; Gary and Tammie’s four daughters: Nicole Gervais of Portland; Erika and husband, Andrew McConnell, of Wakefield, R.I.; Brandi Gervais of Portland; and Kaila Cason and husband, Christopher, of San Antonio, Texas.

He was predeceased by his parents, sisters Cecile Korytko and Lottie Larochelle and brothers Wilfred and Wallace.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Willard’s life by visiting his guest book at www.thefortgrouplewiston.com.

Willard E. Gervais