Leo J. Beaule

LEWISTON – Leo J. Beaule, 94, passed away on Jan. 22, 2022. Leo was born on March 22, 1927, the son of David and Alice (Bilodeau) Beaule. After attending Schools in Lewiston, Leo joined the Navy and served in World War II along with his brothers. After the war, his brother Bert taught him how to fly and he got his pilot’s license. He and his brothers enjoyed years of flying and discovering new fishing destinations in Northern Maine.

On Sept. 8, 1951, he married Eglantine “Connie” Beaule, and together they raised six children. Leo was a carpenter and helped to build Holy Family Church. He went on to work at Gould and Scammon in Auburn where he retired after 30 years of service. He and Connie loved staying at their camp in the West Forks where they went fishing and hunting and enjoyed nature. Leo hated letting the big one get away, and always had a fishing story to tell. He also loved watching and playing hockey and golf. He played for the local hockey team “The Flying Frenchmen” and he enjoyed pond hockey with his brothers and sons through the years.

Leo was also an accomplished musician playing the viola and violin in the Portland, Augusta and Bates Orchestras. After his wife died in 2006, he began making violins and made 42 of them in all.

Leo will be dearly missed by many including his children Mark (Kathryn), Kathleen Beaule Bergeron (Rick), Timothy (Kathryn), Brian (Sue), David (Sarah), Rory (Monique) and his 2 special neighbors and friends, Linda and Dot. Survivors also include his sister, Jeannette Chandonnet, two sisters in laws, Rolande Marchand Beaule, wife of the late Roger Beaule, and Gilberte Desrochers Beaule, wife of the late Gerard Beaule. He leaves many nieces and nephews, 10 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his loving wife Connie, his parents, 5 brothers and 6 sisters. The family would like to thank his doctors and nurses who helped to take care of him at D’Youville Pavillion on 3 West.

Visitation Fortin Group / AUBURN Monday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Holy Family Church Tuesday, 1 p.m. Interment will take place at Gracelawn Memorial Park at a later date.

To sign the family’s online guestbook, please visit http://www.thefortingroupauburn.com

A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 217 Turner St. AUBURN, 783-8545.

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