LEWISTON – Robert Simoneau, 93, of Lewiston, passed away on Sept. 20, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. Robert, the son of Modeste Simoneau and Rose Delima St. Cyr Simoneau, was born April 12, 1928 in Auburn. On May 30, 1949, he married Rolande Plante at Ss. Peter & Paul Church and they recently celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary.


Robert attended St. Peter’s Parochial School and served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. After leaving the military, he and Rolande moved to Rockford, IL where he worked as a foundry worker. Shortly after their daughter, Patricia, was born, they moved back to Lewiston where over the years he worked at W.S. Libbey, Philips Elmet, and the Androscoggin Foundry. He retired from the Auburn Foundry when he was 85.

Robert enjoyed woodworking, and over the years made many beautiful pieces which the family still enjoys. He loved making puzzles with his wife and watching western movies. In his later years, he became a faithful Days of Our Lives fan and remained a lifelong Red Sox / Patriots fan.

Robert joined the Knights of Columbus Council 106 in Lewiston in 1978 and became a Fourth Degree Knight of the Wallace Assembly.

Robert is survived by his wife, Rolande (Plante); his daughters Patricia L’Heureux and her husband Robert of Hartford, and Lisa Simoneau of Sioux Falls, SD, and his son Daniel and his husband Leonard Iaquinta of Kenosha, Wisc. Robert is also survived by a grandchild, Alexis L’Heureux and their husband, Dustin Spencer. He was predeceased by his parents; his sisters Marie-Ange Pelletier and her husband Fernand, Lelianne Baril and her husband Ernest, and Therese Wailus and her husband Henry, and his brother Roger Simoneau and his wife Laurette.

The family wishes to thank Androscoggin Home Hospice, especially Sheila, Kelsie, Michelle, and Mercedes, for their loving care of Robert over the past five months.

At his request, there will be no visitation or funeral. There will be a private memorial at a later date. Condolences may be left online at http://www.albert-burpee.com .

In lieu of flowers,

donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated

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