PORTLAND – Claude A. Langlois, 56, of Dover, N.H., formerly of Lewiston died unexpectedly Monday Jan. 14, 2019, at the Maine Medical Center after a short illness surrounded by his loving family. Claude was born in Lewiston on April 7, 1962, the son of Edmond and Bibiane (Rioux) Langlois.

He was a 1980 graduate of Lewiston High School and received his computer science degree from Andover College. While he lived in Lewiston, he was the manager of the Trustworthy Hardware Store. He then was employed with LL Bean for many years in their IT Department before moving to New Hampshire to continue his IT career with Liberty Mutual.

Claude was a loving man who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved to fish in all seasons, and was known for designing and building beautiful furniture as well as a banjo and a drift boat.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Carol (Merriam) Langlois, and their three children, Rebecca Langlois of Salem, NH., Edmond Langlois and Rose Langlois both of Dover, N.H.; one sister Bernadette Dubreuil and husband, Maurice; six brothers, Andre Langlois and wife Cecile, Marcel Langlois and wife Joanne all of Lewiston, Paul Langlois and wife Carole of Penrose, Colo., Raymond Langlois and wife Susan of The Woodlands, Texas, Joseph Langlois and wife Sue of Curtisville, N.C., Gilles Langlois and wife Michelle of Brunswick; as well as many much loved nieces, nephews; and great nieces and great nephews. He is also survived by his uncles, Dan and Norman Rioux, Marcel Chaloux, and William Fournier, as well as his aunts, Rita Rioux and Giselle Auger. Claude was predeceased by his parents Edmond and Bibiane Langlois.

A Memorial Mass of Christian burial will be held 1 p.m. MONDAY Jan. 21, 2019, at Holy Family Church in Lewiston. Family and friends are invited to visit Saturday Jan. 19. from 1 to 3:00 p.m. at the PINETTE DILLINGHAM & LYNCH FUNERAL HOME, 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway, Lewiston.

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

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating blood or Memorial donations for his children’s education may be made to his wife Carol