OBITUARY

Alban Theriault

March 27, 1922December 12, 2012
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Auburn - Alban Theriault, 90, of Old Lisbon Road, Lewiston, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice. He was born in Fort Kent, March 27, 1922 son of the late Joseph and Eva (Babin) Theriault. He was educated in Fort Kent schools and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Tech Sergeant. He was a recipient of the EAME Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, Good Conduct medal and a Silver Star medal. He was married at the Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul on October 26, 1946 to Jeannette Brin of Lewiston. He was an auto mechanic by trade - owned his own company, worked many years at Rowe Ford then at Pat Cyr's Garage in Sabattus until his retirement. Al was a long time member of Prince of Peace Parish at Holy Cross Church. He was an avid outdoorsman who especially liked to fish and hunt. He was a very giving person who always put his family and others first. He kept his family and friends supplied with food - whether it was fiddleheads or strawberries that he had just picked or fish and venison from his latest catch. His annual fall ritual was going back to his home town of Fort Kent to pick potatoes with his two brothers, Edmond and Pete. He donated a portion of his harvest to local soup kitchens and homeless shelters. His last trip to pick potatoes was this past September. He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren as their "Pepere Puss", who was always ready to get down on the floor to play with them. He is survived by his wife Jeannette (Jane) of Lewiston; two daughters, Christine Johnson, Gloria Perreault and husband Ray all of Lewiston; a son, Michael B. Theriault of Lewiston; four granddaughters, Jara Kim Johnson, DO of Rochester, NY, Abby Lyn Chasse of Lewiston, Andrea Marie Lydon and husband John of Lewiston and Renee Ann Perreault of Cape Elizabeth; three great-grandchildren, Silas and Brynn Chasse and John Raymond Lydon; his 12 siblings, Eli Theriault and wife Georgie of So. Windsor, CT, Edmond Theriault and wife Joan of Eagle Lake, Lillian Anderson of Manchester, CT, Kate Whitneck of Nashville, TN, Lorianne Stepanian of E. Hartford, CT, Alire (Pete) Theriault of Manchester, CT, Ethel Theriault of Nashville, TN, Gloria Schofield and husband Dave of Corpus Christie, TX, Rita Hanning and husband Keith of Greene, Inez Smith of Deerfield Beach, FL, Donald Theriault and wife Kyong Hui of San Antonio, TX and Ronald Theriault and wife Claire of Greene; also numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Kari Ann Johnson; two brothers, Stanley and Elmer and his sister-in law and brother-in-law, Jackie and Robert Cloutier. You are invited to share your condolences with the Theriault family by visiting their guest book at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com Visitation Monday from 2-4, 6-8 PM at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Cross Church Tuesday at 11:00 AM. Committal with military honors to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St. Lewiston 784-4584

Services

  • Visitation Monday, December 17, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, December 17, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, December 18, 2012
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Abby

February 11, 2013

Pepere- I can't believe how much I miss you. Thank you for all the wonderful memories I have from my childhood as well as the freshest memories of you playing with Silas, (The Little Prince) and Brynn. You are deeply missed and loved.
XOXO

Jeff Cloutier

December 20, 2012

Dear Aunt Jane, Glo, Ray, Michael and Christine and family. I was devastated to hear of the news about uncle Al. Of all the uncles I had, he was the one I felt closest to. He was a wonderful man and he will be fondly remembered by Katy and I. I thought of you all this week and wishing I could have been there with you all. Know that you have been in my thoughts and he is now with Mom and Dad dancing in Heaven. I miss you and love you all very much. Will continue to pray for you during this difficult time.
Jeff and Katy,

Helene Maraghy

December 20, 2012

Dear Jane, Christine and family,

So sorry to hear about your loss. Just found out today -- December 19 -- while traveling south to visit our family in Florida. Our condolences and warmest regards. Helene and Gerry Maraghy (Brunswick, ME)

December 17, 2012

I remember how honored Abby Chasse was to have her grandfather at her wedding. He clearly must have been an amazing man for her to be so incredibly moved by his presence. Dottie Perham-Whittier

December 17, 2012

I was Jane Theriault's, goddaughter. I remember going over to the Theriault residence for birthdays,christmases and to just visit to see how they were doing. Al is deeply missed.

Debbie Hanning

December 17, 2012

My deepest sympathy to Uncle Al's family. I will miss my favorite uncle everyday of my life!

Marc & Terry Cyr

December 17, 2012

So sorry for your loss. Marc says he learned so much from Terry. We will miss his visits and the fresh potatoes that he brought us. He had a big heart and he prayed for so many. He will be truly missed.

Rose (Lapointe) Girard

December 16, 2012

Jane, Chris, Gloria, Mike, and families.

My Sympathy and prayers to all of you at this time of great loss!

My thoughts and prayers will be with you this week as you celebrate the life of a Great Husband, Father, and Grandfather!

Unfortunately, I am currently in Florida and will not be returning to Maine until Wednesday, therefore I will be unable to attend either the visitation or the funeral!

My Love to all of you at this difficult time!

December 15, 2012

Our Sympathy and prayers to you Jane, Gloria and family, our thoughts are with you for the Lost of a great Husband, Father, and most of all a Great Pepere. Love to you All Pat and Moe

Karen Wilding

December 15, 2012

I will never forget the stories and smiles. He loved us like his own. If it was prayer group Wednesdays, holiday parties or the delivery of what seemed like endless potatoes - we were truly blessed to have "Grandpa Al" in our life. Everything he did was so true and giving. I find great cofort in these memories - to know that I was lucky enough for him to spend time - teaching, sharing and giving. I - like all of us - have the charge of sharing these memories. Carter will know Grandpa Al.

He is greatly missed; I am with a heavy heart. Love and prayers to the family - my beloved 2nd family.

Love you all and wish I could be there to celebrate his life.

Watch over us.