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The Fortin Group

217 Turner Street, Auburn, ME

OBITUARY

Bertrand W. Pelchat

January 22, 1933June 4, 2019

Auburn - Bertrand W. Pelchat 86 of Lisbon died Tuesday June 4, 2019 at Androscoggin Hospice House with his family by his side. Born in Lewiston January 22, 1933 a son of the late Wilfred and Lydia Boulanger Pelchat. He was educated in Lewiston schools and was a well-known, lifelong hand sewer. He started sewing at the age of 16 at Belgrade Shoe and then worked at many other shoe shops. He retired from Rancourt Shoe at the age of 82. He loved his craft. Mr. Pelchat was a member of the Prince of Peace Parish at The Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 106 Lewiston and the Thomas J. Wallace Assembly Fourth Degree. He enjoyed polishing his cars, going to car shows and reading his many car books.

Bertrand is survived by his wife of 67 years the former Joan Ouellette of Lisbon whom he married February 23, 1952, daughter Debra Lemieux and husband Guy of Turner, his sons, Robert Pelchat and wife Janine of Charlotte N.C. Renald Pelchat and longtime partner Margaret Martin of Otisfield, Richard Pelchat and fiancée Tammy Gammon Stevens of Lisbon, grandchildren- Sara Lemieux-Ansari of Brooklyn NY, Denis Pelchat of Woolwich, Robert Pelchat J. of Auburn, April Capalbo of Otisfield, Cassidy Pelchat of Eureka MO, Dylan Pelchat of Auburn,15 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren, two sisters; Marie Worcester and husband Richard of Manchester NH, Lyette Schuchardt and husband Frank of Shawnee Mission Kansas his sister in-law and brother-in-law, Cecile and Robert Mathieu of Lewiston, sister in law Therese Bernier of Brunswick and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his granddaughter Melanie Lemieux, his brother and two sisters. The family wishes to thank Androscoggin Hospice House for their excellent care.

Online condolences at www.thefortingroupauburn.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday 1:00 pm June 7, 2019 at the Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul upper Church followed by committal at St. Peter’s Cemetery Mausoleum. Donations may be made to Androscoggin Hospice House at 15 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, ME 04240. A service of The Fortin Group Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home 217 Turner St. Auburn, Maine 04210 Tel. 207 783-8545.

  • FAMILY

  • Bertrand is survived by his wife of 67 years the former Joan Ouellette of Lisbon whom he married February 23, 1952, daughter Debra Lemieux and husband Guy of Turner, his sons, Robert Pelchat and wife Janine of Charlotte N.C. Renald Pelchat and longtime partner Margaret Martin of Otisfield, Richard Pelchat and fiancée Tammy Gammon Stevens of Lisbon, grandchildren- Sara Lemieux-Ansari of Brooklyn NY, Denis Pelchat of Woolwich, Robert Pelchat J. of Auburn, April Capalbo of Otisfield, Cassidy Pelchat of Eureka MO, Dylan Pelchat of Auburn,15 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren, two sisters; Marie Worcester and husband Richard of Manchester NH, Lyette Schuchardt and husband Frank of Shawnee Mission Kansas his sister in-law and brother-in-law, Cecile and Robert Mathieu of Lewiston, sister in law Therese Bernier of Brunswick and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his granddaughter Melanie Lemieux, his brother and two sisters.
  • DONATIONS

  • Donations may be made to Androscoggin Hospice House at 15 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, ME 04240

Services

  • A Mass of Christian Burial Friday, June 7, 2019
  • Commital Service Friday, June 7, 2019

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Amin Ansari

June 10, 2019

I truly wish I was sharing a memory. I am Sara Lemiex-Ansari's father in law. I never had the honor to meet your Sir (Mr. Pelchat). I am going to be in Maine in a little over 10 days. You Sir left for heavens a few days earlier. I will miss not having met you. Looking at your photo Sir, as I told Sara, I think good looks run in the family.

Sir, I have to share my thoughts based on having met only one member of your wonderful family. Sara. And having talked to Deb and Guy. You were the head of a wonderful family that you should be proud of. I wish to pray that you RIP. Always my best wishes for your family.

May God bless you Sir and all of your family.

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