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Roger P Gosselin

April 8, 1934September 16, 2021
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Roger P. Gosselin 1934 - 2021

Auburn- Roger P. Gosselin 87, A longtime resident of Sabattus St. Lewiston, died Thursday September 16, 2021, with his loving family at his side at Clover Manor. Born on April 8, 1934, the son of Arthur and Delia Hamel Gosselin. Roger graduated St. Dominic Regional High School in 1952 which would begin a deep affinity and loyalty to the school that included his coordination of the St. Dom's 50th anniversary in 1991 and watching his two boys and two oldest grandchildren graduate from St. Doms which made three generations of St. Dom's alumni.

Roger enlisted in the US Army in July of 1960 and learned skills as a medic. When he returned from the service he met the love of his life, Laurette Carrier. They just recently celebrated 50 years of marriage in April 2020. Together they would have two children Jeff and Scott. Roger's proudest years were working as the manager of DeOrsey's Record Shops. Music held a special place in his heart as he loved nothing more than reading a good biography or listening to operas from his vast collection and especially those sung by Maria Callas.

Roger lived his life with three things at its core: Faith, family and Franco-American culture. He was fun loving, happy and derived great pleasure teasing his co-workers and his family. Roger would answer to Uncle Cookie, Pepere Smiley, and Rog. Roger and Laurette made many close friendships that persist to this day. His life with his wife Laurette was a perfect example of true love to both family and friends. In his final moments, Roger waited for his wife to be by his side before he passed into the Lord's arms. Roger's fun loving, kind and gentle spirit will be deeply missed by all.

Roger would like to thank Sharon Davis, his caregivers at Clover Manor Limerick Unit and Galway Unit, as well as those from Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice for trying to give him the autonomy he needed and to finish his life with dignity and peace.

Roger is survived by his wife Laurette, his son Jeffrey and wife Kathy, his son Scott and wife Muriel, their 7 grandchildren Ben, Matt, Mackenzie, Madison, Joshua, Elijah and Delia as well as many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by both of his parents Arthur and Delia Gosselin, his brothers Roland Gosselin, Arthur Gosselin and Armand Gosselin, and his sister Theresa Giem.

On line condolences can be shared at www.thefortingroupauburn.com

Visitation Fortin Auburn Thursday Oct. 21, from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Church at 11 AM on Friday Oct. 22. Committal will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing to make donations in his memory may do so to St. Dominic Academy 212 Gracelawn Rd. Auburn, Maine 04210. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin group Funeral Homes 217 Turner TS. Auburn, 783-8545.

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Services

21 October

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Fortin Group

217 Turner Street
Auburn, Maine 04210

22 October

A Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am

Holy Family Church

607 Sabattus St
Lewiston, Maine 04240

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Anita Bisvert Poulin

September 22, 2021

Dear Laurette,
I was sorry to see that Roger has passed away. Please accept my sincere sympathy. It's hard when you loose the love of your life. Thinking of you, Anita Boisvert Poulin

Norman Beaupre

September 22, 2021

Roger was my oldest and dearest friend. We first met at the Juniorate in Winthrop, Maine. We were both members of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. We both shared the same spirit of love and faith. We both loved the theater and I became the angel in his play based on the apparitions of Fatima. I dedicated one of my books to him as a special friend. We had long chats together and we quietly communicated about cherished memories. We both shared the sincere love of the Sacred-Heart. He was a cherished friend, a brother, to me and I will ever keep him in my heart. Repose en paix, mon ami de coeur.

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Biography

Roger P. Gosselin
1934 - 2021



Auburn- Roger P. Gosselin 87, A longtime resident of Sabattus St. Lewiston, died Thursday September 16, 2021, with his loving family at his side at Clover Manor. Born on April 8, 1934, the son of Arthur and Delia Hamel Gosselin. Roger graduated St. Dominic Regional High School in 1952 which would begin a deep affinity and loyalty to the school that included his coordination of the St. Dom's 50th anniversary in 1991 and watching his two boys and two oldest grandchildren graduate from St. Doms which made three generations of St. Dom's alumni.

Roger enlisted in the US Army in July of 1960 and learned skills as a medic. When he returned from the service he met the love of his life, Laurette Carrier. They just recently celebrated 50 years of marriage in April 2020. Together they would have two children Jeff and Scott. Roger's proudest years were working as the manager of DeOrsey's Record Shops. Music held a special place in his heart as he loved nothing more than reading a good biography or listening to operas from his vast collection and especially those sung by Maria Callas.

Roger lived his life with three things at its core: Faith, family and Franco-American culture. He was fun loving, happy and derived great pleasure teasing his co-workers and his family. Roger would answer to Uncle Cookie, Pepere Smiley, and Rog. Roger and Laurette made many close friendships that persist to this day. His life with his wife Laurette was a perfect example of true love to both family and friends. In his final moments, Roger waited for his wife to be by his side before he passed into the Lord's arms. Roger's fun loving, kind and gentle spirit will be deeply missed by all.

Roger would like to thank Sharon Davis, his caregivers at Clover Manor Limerick Unit and Galway Unit, as well as those from Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice for trying to give him the autonomy he needed and to finish his life with dignity and peace.

Roger is survived by his wife Laurette, his son Jeffrey and wife Kathy, his son Scott and wife Muriel, their 7 grandchildren Ben, Matt, Mackenzie, Madison, Joshua, Elijah and Delia as well as many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by both of his parents Arthur and Delia Gosselin, his brothers Roland Gosselin, Arthur Gosselin and Armand Gosselin, and his sister Theresa Giem.

On line condolences can be shared at www.thefortingroupauburn.com

Visitation Fortin Auburn Thursday Oct. 21, from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Church at 11 AM on Friday Oct. 22. Committal will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing to make donations in his memory may do so to St. Dominic Academy 212 Gracelawn Rd. Auburn, Maine 04210. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin group Funeral Homes 217 Turner TS. Auburn, 783-8545.