LEWISTON — Robert “Bob” F. Poulin, 70, passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, at his home with his wife of 29 years, Helen, by his side. He was born May 7, 1947, in Brunswick, the son of the late Patrick and Jeannette (Gravel) Poulin.

He started his accounting career working for the administrative office of the courts, and after 19 years left the position as chief accountant.

Bob, together with his wife, Helen Poulin, embarked on an array of business endeavors, including owning and operating Mystique Party and Costume Shoppe and Halloween World for many years. He enjoyed the challenge of buying and flipping houses. Bob and Helen currently own and operate Austin’s Business Services and have for the past 18 years.

In addition to his business ventures, Bob was appointed as a bail commissioner 40 years ago and continued to serve until his passing. Bob was also elected as the Androscoggin County treasurer in the year 2000 and had recently resigned his position Feb. 6, 2018. He was a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks Club of Lewiston.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, playing Pac-Man and spending time with his family and fur babies Chloe and Ginger. But most of all, his all-time favorite thing to do was going out to dinner. Bob will always be remembered for his charismatic personality. He could put a smile on your face with his funny remarks and his unique sense of humor.

Besides his wife, Helen, Bob is survived by his sons Justin Poulin of South Paris and Craig Coulombe and his companion, Robynn Raymond, of Farmington; his daughter, Crystal Lachance, and her husband, Danny. of Sabattus; six grandchildren: Corbin, Trevor, Brandon, Jadah, Alexa and Korie; two sisters Jeanne Capriotti and her husband, Lawrence, of Somerville, Massachusetts, and Jeannine Ebert and her husband, Larry, of Hanford, California. Bob was predeceased by his daughter, Vanessa Sampson, and by a brother Richard Poulin.

The family would like to thank all of the friends and relatives who reached out during Bob’s illness. Your kindness will forever be remembered.

Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com.

Robert F. Poulin

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