Robert L. Cloutier

AUBURN – Robert L. Cloutier, 90, formerly of Lewiston, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at the Clover Living Center in Auburn, where he had been a resident for the past three years. Born in Auburn on June 3, 1928, he was the son of Ernest and Anna Cloutier. Educated in local schools, he was a graduate of Lewiston High School, class of ’43.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the United States Navy on the USS Chicago in the Pacific Theater and Japan. He returned to Lewiston after the war, and on Sept. 2, 1950, he married the former Rita P. Plante. They enjoyed traveling around the country, bowling, and fishing. Mrs. Cloutier passed away on Sept. 14, 1998.

Robert worked for many years in the local shoe industry, and later owned and operated Gamache & Lessard window treatments. He was a member of the Jacques Cartier Social Club of Sabattus, New Auburn Seniors and Sabattus Seniors.

Survivors include a brother, Raymond and wife Claire of Lewiston; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and wife, he was predeceased by three sisters, Jeanne Poulin, Sr. Madeleine Cloutier of the Sisters of St. Joseph, and Theresa Chabot, and a brother, Gerard.

Visitation will be held at the Albert and Burpee Funeral Home on Thursday, from 9-10:30 a.m. Service will be Thursday, 11 a.m., in the Lower Church of Saints Peter and Paul Basilica. Interment, St. Peter’s Cemetery. Condolences may be found online at

Donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice.

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