AUBURN — Arthur Lizotte Jr., 81, of Chestnut St., Lewiston, died Friday, March 9, with his loving family at his side at The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice. He was born in Lewiston on July 3, 1936, a son of the late Arthur and Rose (Asselin) Lizotte Sr. He was educated in local schools.

Arthur married his true love, the former Lorraine Merrow on March 7, 1959. They settled n Lewiston to raise their family and celebrated over 50 amazing years of marriage until she passed on Aug. 18, 2012. Arthur was a very hard worker, working for Hahnel Bros., Knapp Shoe, Snow’s Tires, Merrow’s Insulation and Buerhaus Insulation.

He was a former parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church in Lewiston, and was a member of the Pastime Club. He enjoyed playing cards, cribbage, doing puzzles, woodworking, watching wrestling and collecting coins. Most of all he loved to harass his family, especially his children and grandchildren. He had a great sense of humor and was known as Pepere to many.

Arthur is survived by his three children, Debra-Ann Lake and companion, Martin Nadeau of Lewiston, Norman Lizotte and wife, Emily, of Mechanic Falls and Donna Lizotte and wife, Melissa Benner, of Greene; two sisters, Dorothy Chasse and husband Bertrand of Auburn, and Betty Provost and husband Roland of Auburn; nine grandchildren: Jennifer Johnson, Maureen Lake, Kimberly Travaglini, Ryan Lizotte, Brittany Parker, Shelby, Lily, Daisy and Noah Lizotte, stepgrandchildren Grady, Oliver and Olivia Allen.

Great-grandchildren: Mariah, Kooper and Caleb Johnson, Adelaide Lake, Matteo, Luciano and Natalia Travaglini, Zayden and Abrielle Bardier, Kenzlee Parker and Zoey Lizotte, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Michael Lizotte, in 2014 and three brothers, William, Omar and Maurice Lizotte.

The family would like to send a very special thank-you to the staff at the Hospice House for the exceptional care given to Arthur and the family in his last hours.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Arthur’s life by visiting his guest book at

Arthur Lizotte Jr.

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