Mark L. Mark L. Gemme

LISBON – Mark L. Gemme of Lisbon, passed away on Nov. 28, 2022. He was born March 22, 1945 in St. Prosper, Quebec, Canada to Arthur and Yvonne Huard Gemme.

Mark was proud of his French-Canadian, Catholic, heritage and his U.S. citizenship having been naturalized in 1966. Mark was most committed to his family and especially his wife of 58 years, Joan Berube Gemme, his children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren.

Mark was friendly and cared about his family, friends, co-workers, and community. He served in the Knights of Columbus, and worked for nearly 30 years at Bath Iron Works. He loved the outdoors and shared great times with loved ones boating, hunting, fishing, and enjoying nature. Mark was talented and could build and fix anything. He used tools of all kinds to create high quality things including hand-sewn shoes which he periodically did for work in Lewiston area shops. He had musical talents and taught himself to play guitar, violin, and keyboard. He enjoyed entertaining and played music and sang with friends.

In his last days, he expressed his gratitude to God for providing him “a great life and an awesome family”. He will be remembered by all who knew and loved him for his friendliness, humor, faith, hard work, and care for others. May his memory be eternal!

Mark is survived by his wife, Joan Gemme; his children Linda Thompson (Rick Charette), Debra Casper, Lisa Gemme, and Michael Gemme (Costa Pavlakos); five grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to recognize the great care and support they received from the staff at MaineHealth Cancer Care and CHANS Home Health & Hospice.

A funeral mass will be held Dec. 9, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 67 Frost Hill Ave., Lisbon Falls, ME.

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