LEWISTON – Laurier A. Bisson, 78, of Lewiston, passed away suddenly on Thursday, Nov. 8, in the company of close friends. He was born in St. Methode, Quebec on Sept. 30, 1940. Larry was the son to the late Adalbert Bisson and Cecile (Falardeau) Bisson.

He came to the United States on Aug. 24, 1959, and eventually settled in Lewiston where he met Lorraine D. Berube. They married on Aug. 4, 1962, in Sabattus at Our Lady of the Rosary Church and the two started a family together. During that time, Larry was a hard working independent home builder for many years. He then worked as a carpenter at Bath Iron Works where he retired after 24 years.

He enjoyed the outdoors and loved to hunt, fish, ride his Can-Am motorcycle and most enjoyably playing horseshoes with friends and family.

Larry is survived by two sisters, Gisele Falardeau of Liverpool, N.Y., and Jeannine Marszewski of Long, S.C.; one brother, Jean-Marc and his wife Mary of East Syracuse; by his two children, David Bisson and his partner Kathleen Perron of Auburn, and Kristin Bilodeau of Greene; as well as his three grandchildren, Derek Bisson of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Morgan and Brandon Bilodeau of Greene.

Condolences and fond memories of Larry can be made through his online guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com

Visitation will be at The Fortin Group Funeral Home in Auburn on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 10-11 a.m., followed by a Liturgy of the Word service at 11 a.m., also at the funeral home. Interment will take place at a later date at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services 217 Turner St., 783-8545.

In lieu of flowers, the family has started an annual scholarship fund that will assist future vocational students. Donations can be mailed to

“The Larry Bisson Scholarship Fund”

PO Box 1322

Auburn, Maine 04210