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The Fortin Group

217 Turner Street, Auburn, ME

OBITUARY

Armand Roger Truchon

February 5, 1929March 6, 2020
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AUBURN – Armand R. Truchon, 91, of Sabattus passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020, at the Androscoggin Hospice House after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Armand was born in Lewiston on February 5, 1929, the son of Ovila Truchon and Victoria (Gagne) Truchon. He was a graduate of Lewiston High School and a member of Holy Cross Church. Armand was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the Maine Army National Guard for a total of thirty-three years of combined service. Upon retirement, Armand started a lawn maintenance company, which he operated for twenty-five years. Throughout Armand’s life he preferred to keep himself busy, whether he was parking cars at the Lewiston Raceway, buying cars at auction, working part-time at Delekto Bros., or scrapping metal. Armand was also a proud member of the American Legion Post 135, where he enjoyed many nights playing cribbage with his friends. Armand married Stella (Celani) Jalbert on December 18, 1959, and together they enjoyed sixty wonderful years of marriage. Armand and Stella spent forty-seven years on River Road in Lewiston, raising their family and making many great memories. Armand adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren who brought him much joy over the years. Armand’s family still cherishes the special nicknames and ditties that he created for his grandchildren. Armand had many close friends. He enjoyed hosting lobster bakes in the summer, watching the New England Patriots and taking his chances on scratch tickets. Armand leaves behind his wife, Stella Truchon; his four sons and daughter, Patrick Truchon of Walnut Creek, California, Nancy (Jalbert) Fournier and her husband Thomas, of Lewiston, Patrick Jalbert and his wife Anita (Castonguay) of Turner, Michael Truchon and his wife Carol (Gats) of Turner and Thomas Truchon and his wife Rolande (Castonguay) of Lewiston; his seven grandchildren, Benjamin and Jonathan Fournier, Jeffrey Truchon and his wife AmyLou (Craig), Jamie Truchon, Maegan (Truchon) Bagley and her husband Brian, Monica Truchon and Kaela Jalbert; and his two great-grandchildren, Cole Bagley and Elaina Mailhot. Armand is also survived by his sister, Fedora Lavertu of Rhode Island and sister-in-law, Joan Truchon of Lewiston and his dear friends, Bob and Linda St. Pierre. Armand was predeceased by his parents; brother, Romeo Truchon; sisters, Florence Christian, Cecile Roussea, Anita St. Hilaire, Germaine Dube, Jeanne Cloutier and Helen Ashby. The family thanks the staff at the St. Mary’s Infusion Center and the Androscoggin Hospice House for their quality care and compassion.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Armand's life by visiting his guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 7:00 p.m. at The Fortin Group in Auburn. Committal will be held in the spring at Maine Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Androscoggin Hospice House 15 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, Maine 04240.

Arrangements are under the care & direction of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services 217 Turner ST Auburn 783-8545. ​

  • FAMILY

  • Armand leaves behind his wife, Stella Truchon; his four sons and daughter, Patrick Truchon of Walnut Creek, California, Nancy (Jalbert) Fournier and her husband Thomas, of Lewiston, Patrick Jalbert and his wife Anita (Castonguay) of Turner, Michael Truchon and his wife Carol (Gats) of Turner and Thomas Truchon and his wife Rolande (Castonguay) of Lewiston; his seven grandchildren, Benjamin and Jonathan Fournier, Jeffrey Truchon and his wife AmyLou (Craig), Jamie Truchon, Maegan (Truchon) Bagley and her husband Brian, Monica Truchon and Kaela Jalbert; and his two great-grandchildren, Cole Bagley and Elaina Mailhot. Armand is also survived by his sister, Fedora Lavertu of Rhode Island and sister-in-law, Joan Truchon of Lewiston and his dear friends, Bob and Linda St. Pierre. Armand was predeceased by his parents; brother, Romeo Truchon; sisters, Florence Christian, Cecile Roussea, Anita St. Hilaire, Germaine Dube, Jeanne Cloutier and Helen Ashby.
  • DONATIONS

  • Androscoggin Hospice House 15 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, Maine 04240.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, March 12, 2020
  • Liturgy of the Word Thursday, March 12, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Committal will be held in the spring at Maine Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Augusta

Memories

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Richard, Florence Behr

March 11, 2020

He was a good neighbor and our deepest sympathy to Stella and the Family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Will miss him at the Legion Breakfasts.

Roland A Girouard

March 10, 2020

Anita and I want to share with you guys that you are all,in our thoughts and Prayers.. I have a lot of good memory's of Armand on the Military side and civilian side.we had a lot of laughs and good times ,Working with Armand in the Military and in his back yard on stuff was always turn in to special moments together.
Roland & Anita Girouard Clearwater Fl

MICHELINE TRUCHON

March 10, 2020

Nos plus sincères sympathies à un de nos piliers. Amitié à sa grande famille!

Sherri Kimball

March 10, 2020

Stella, I am so sorry for your loss.
My condolences to you and your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jaynne Beaule-Hinkley

March 10, 2020

My deepest condolences to all of you, his beautiful wife, Stella, and his wonderful family!
I met Armand when I worked at Provencher’s Landscape/Nursery. He, and Stella were two of my favorite customers! Armand came often, lots of times to empty his loaded trailer from all the hard work he had done in his lawn care business that day, and always stayed and ‘gabbed’ with me. I loved seeing him, he always had a funny story to tell, he did so many silly things, made me laugh all the time! He was the best, and was loved by all of us that worked there, especially me. He loved all of you so much! He always talked about his family, he was so very proud of all of you, always will be. I can just imagine the wonderful reunion in heaven, seeing all of his family, friends, and pets that have passed before him, that he missed so much! What a happy celebration it must be!
God Bless all of you! I pray that God gives you all great strength during these hard days! My thoughts and prayers are with you..I love you!
Love, Jaynne

Leane (Diane) Blethen

March 9, 2020

He was a wonderful good man.. he was so loved by everyone that knew him...He was my very favorite uncle and BFF...we always had a beer together..

Phil Gendron

March 9, 2020

My uncle. My friend. One heck of a great guy!!!

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Biography

​AUBURN – Armand R. Truchon, 91, of Sabattus passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020, at the Androscoggin Hospice House after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Armand was born in Lewiston on February 5, 1929, the son of Ovila Truchon and Victoria (Gagne) Truchon. He was a graduate of Lewiston High School and a member of Holy Cross Church. Armand was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the Maine Army National Guard for a total of thirty-three years of combined service. Upon retirement, Armand started a lawn maintenance company, which he operated for twenty-five years. Throughout Armand’s life he preferred to keep himself busy, whether he was parking cars at the Lewiston Raceway, buying cars at auction, working part-time at Delekto Bros., or scrapping metal. Armand was also a proud member of the American Legion Post 135, where he enjoyed many nights playing cribbage with his friends.

Armand married Stella (Celani) Jalbert on December 18, 1959, and together they enjoyed sixty wonderful years of marriage. Armand and Stella spent forty-seven years on River Road in Lewiston, raising their family and making many great memories. Armand adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren who brought him much joy over the years. Armand’s family still cherishes the special nicknames and ditties that he created for his grandchildren. Armand had many close friends. He enjoyed hosting lobster bakes in the summer, watching the New England Patriots and taking his chances on scratch tickets.

Armand leaves behind his wife, Stella Truchon; his four sons and daughter, Patrick Truchon of Walnut Creek, California, Nancy (Jalbert) Fournier and her husband Thomas, of Lewiston, Patrick Jalbert and his wife Anita (Castonguay) of Turner, Michael Truchon and his wife Carol (Gats) of Turner and Thomas Truchon and his wife Rolande (Castonguay) of Lewiston; his seven grandchildren, Benjamin and Jonathan Fournier, Jeffrey Truchon and his wife AmyLou (Craig), Jamie Truchon, Maegan (Truchon) Bagley and her husband Brian, Monica Truchon and Kaela Jalbert; and his two great-grandchildren, Cole Bagley and Elaina Mailhot. Armand is also survived by his sister, Fedora Lavertu of Rhode Island and sister-in-law, Joan Truchon of Lewiston and his dear friends, Bob and Linda St. Pierre. Armand was predeceased by his parents; brother, Romeo Truchon; sisters, Florence Christian, Cecile Roussea, Anita St. Hilaire, Germaine Dube, Jeanne Cloutier and Helen Ashby.

The family thanks the staff at the St. Mary’s Infusion Center and the Androscoggin Hospice House for their quality care and compassion.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Armand's life by visiting his guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 7:00 p.m. at The Fortin Group in Auburn. Committal will be held in the spring at Maine Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Androscoggin Hospice House 15 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, Maine 04240.

Arrangements are under the care & direction of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services 217 Turner ST Auburn 783-8545.