Paul H. Belisle

LEWISTON – Paul H. Belisle, 87, of 43 McArthur Ave., Lewiston, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice in Auburn.

Born in Lewiston on June 19, 1934, he was the son of Antonio and Rita Fournier Belisle. A lifelong Lewiston resident, he was educated in local schools and was a graduate of St. Dominic High School, class of ‘50.

Paul started his work life at Lewiston Supply and Hardware at the age of 16 where he worked for many years until he took a position at Urell, Inc. as an on-the-road salesman of plumbing and heating supplies. He started Selco Plumbing and Heating Supplies in the mid-1980s, and owned and operated the business until he retired.

On April 24, 1981, he married the love of his life, the former Sally Frank. A devout Catholic, he belonged to St. Philips Church in Auburn, where he was a Eucharistic Minister, Lector and choir member.

Paul served in the Coast Guard Reserve, and was president and one of the founding fathers of what is now Dirigo FCU, a member of the Lewiston/Auburn Rotary Club, president of the Androscoggin Habitat for Humanity and building committee of same (site supervisor of building projects both locally and nationally), steward of Stanton Bird Club in Lewiston (Thorncrag), volunteer at D’Youville Pavilion and St. Mary’s Hospital, and was a volunteer at Lewiston Library Book Reach Program for children.

Paul was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, boating, cross country skiing, and RVing. He loved woodworking and one of his specialties was making children’s toys for his family and the church fair. Paul and Sally travelled to many exciting locations including Australia, bicycle trips in France, Austria and Canada, and took a cross country trip that also included time in the Canadian provinces. Paul loved his family and was community minded. He was always there for others, generous with his time. A gentle soul.

Besides his loving wife of Lewiston, he is survived by three sons, Stephen Belisle, Greg Belisle and wife Kathy, and Mark Belisle, two daughters, Debra (Belisle) Brown and husband Leonard, and Terry Belisle, two stepsons, Scot MacDonald and wife Jan, and Dennis MacDonald and partner Vicky; three brothers, Arrnand Belisle and wife Barbara, Bert Belisle, John Belisle and wife Helen, three sisters, Monique Belisle, Pat Salters, and Claire (Belisle) Baker and husband Jim. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, Joseph Belisle, Sara Belisle, Seth Trustee Belisle, Kevin Allen, Ian MacDonald, Garth MacDonald and wife Cassandra, Kelcey Belisle, Rebecca Lewis and husband Dan, Jennifer Hosner and spouse Maegan, Benjamin Brown, Daniel Brown, Jeremiah Goodwin and Matthias Goodwin; five great-grandchildren, Ethan Lewis, Addison Lewis, Jack Belisle, Elliott Thoma, and Keegan MacDonald; and several nieces and nephews, including Tracy Goodwin and husband Jon; Gordon Frank and partner Lynn (children Edith and Timothy); and Cyndi Tillson and husband Ron (children Ashley, Elizabeth, Seth and Nathaniel); Judy Casey and husband Dwayne, David Belisle, Katie Ryan and husband Steve, Lisa Haroldson and husband Paul, Glen Hamel and wife Cindy, Chris Belisle, Alex Belisle.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Jeanine (Belisle) Michaud; and nephews Donald Hamel and Tony Belisle.

The family would like to thank the staffs of D’Youville Pavilion, St. Mary’s Hospital C2, and the Hospice House for all the loving care they gave Paul during his final illness.

Visitation will be held at the Albert and Burpee Funeral Home on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., followed by services at St. Philip Church, 11 a.m. Interment, St. Peter’s Cemetery.

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Donations may be made in Paul’s memory to the charity of your choice.

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