The Fortin Group


Albert O. Audette

December 4, 1939September 1, 2021

Albert Ovila Audette, 81, a resident of Sabattus, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, September 1, at Central Maine Medical Center following a brief illness.

He was born in Lewiston on December 4, 1939, a son of Fern and Lillian Audette. Al attended Lewiston schools and was employed by several local businesses, ending his career as a maintenance worker at Bates College, before retiring in 2005.

Al enjoyed playing cards with a wide circle of friends and family and attending services at his home parish of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sabattus. Al was a Fourth Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul Knights of Columbus Council #106, Lewiston.

The family would like to thank Al’s care team at Central Maine Medical Center for their outstanding attention and kindness.

Survivors include his fiancé, Lorraine Bolen of Lewiston and his two daughters, Tina Weden and husband, Sam, of South Portland, and Nancy Linehan and husband, Dave, of Lewiston.

Also surviving are four grandchildren, Noah Brown and partner, Dr. Erick Velez, MD, of Boston, Massachusetts, Brian Weden, of Somerville, Massachusetts, Kevin Weden of South Portland, and Silas Weden of Northampton, Massachusetts.

Online condolences may be shared at Visiting hours will be Thursday, September 9th, from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Service to follow at the funeral home at noon. Committal will follow at St. Peter Cemetery, Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Arrangements under the care of The Fortin group Funeral Home, 70 Horton St. Lewiston 784-4584.


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Claudette Poulin Therriault

September 18, 2021

To Lorraine and family,

Please accept my sincere condolences. I pray that the Lord Jesus walk by your side and comfort you.

Michelle Firczak

September 8, 2021

Still hard to believe that this funny, compassionate, and loving man will no longer stand at the door of my office. A visit from Al was a reprieve, a few minutes of good conversation, fun loving banter, gossip, happily sharing of good news or sadly empathizing when news was sad. He loved his people and was always so proud of his family, extended family and friends. We will all miss you Al. I will miss you. With Love,

Tina Robichaud

September 7, 2021

Tina Robichaud

September 7, 2021

Al what can I say. You and Aunt Lorraine were our nightly entertainment with Calli and our 2 dogs for many years. You will be missed and your songs for Calli will never be the same. Our van rides with the 5 of us will never be forgotten. Love and miss you already. Tina

Tony Robichaud

September 7, 2021

Al Audette you were a compassionate man, always had a smile for us, He and Lorraine would visit us almost nightly for 14+ years they would come over to visit and to sing songs to our beautiful daughter Calli, we would sing Yiu are my Sunshine and Beautiful Brown Eyes to her almost every night and on Saturdays we would have a little fire outside and talk for hours, how we loved to hear the stories he would tell us. Al you were and are very much loved by Tina,Calli, Milo and I and you will be missed immensely. May you Rest In Peace internally my good friend Love you ❤️❤️

Gerry Morin

September 7, 2021

Al was so much more to us than we knew.
He was a father, father in law, friend, and an example of how things should be done.
Al was an old school kind of guy who was so very proud of his church, Our Lady of the Rosary, being a 4th degree Knight of Columbus, honoring his parents, being on time or early, and doing the right thing.
Al was never one to miss a funeral and honoring the passing of his friends snd relatives properly.
We would sometimes refer to him as Father Al, he was so religious.
Al had many relationships around town that we all heard about many times. Brad and the girls he flirted with daily at the corner store in Sabattus, the girls at the Sabattus credit union, and the folks at the post office.
Al was ritual about his day to day activities. He was someone you could always count on to do what he said he would do. Al did many things quietly amongst us that nobody was aware of. Helping people in need financially, and volunteering at church he attended.
Al was a devoted son of Fern and Lianne, a devoted Catholic, a eucharistic minister, and a proud citizen of Sabattus.
Everyone knew the neat white house on Main St was the Audette home for decades.
Al was my partner in cards against Debbie and Lorraine. and we lost plenty.
We could occasionally get him to go out of his comfort zone to go out on the boat. Ill never forget the look on his face as we went through the 8 foot swells of the ocean with his life preserver on. He couldn’t swim but didn’t let that stop him from joining us.
I will miss his sense of humor, the old stories of Squirrel Island, and his way of talking that was do unique.

Henry Audette

September 7, 2021

Al was a very caring and compassionate person. In later years we would talk on the phone frequently. I will truly miss those talks. I love you , Hank

Betty Lebel

September 7, 2021

Al was a very caring guy, helping anyone who needed it. He loved playing cards which was shared by friends and family. Norm is missing his walking buddy, as they took many morning walks along Main street and neighborhood every morning for many many years. We will miss seeing you for a quick visit in afternoons when you took a second walk. You will be missed by many.
Betty and Norm

Valerie Wilkins

September 6, 2021

When I think of Uncle Albert it takes me back to childhood memories of summers in Maine. Dinners in the garage with him and my grandpa and grandma. He could always make me smile and laugh and I loved the way he pronounced my name in his thick French accent. It saddens me that he is no longer here on earth but I know he is now wrapped in the arms of our Lord and his parents. Peace to all that knew and loved him 🙏

Michelle Dowdall (Ellingson)

September 3, 2021

I have so many fond memories of Uncle Albert as a child when we would visit Maine in the summers with my mom and dad. He was always so funny and we loved visiting with him in his apartment upstairs in grandma & grandpas house. We had so much fun a few years back when we visited and went to a festival with a bunch of bands that played French music. Mom and Uncle Albert would be singing along and interpreting the songs for us. I also have great memories of a trip Uncle Albert and Lorraine made to Michigan one summer and we went up north with them to mom and dads cabin and went tubing down the river. There are just so many good memories and I feel so blessed to have had them all!! I love you Uncle Albert and will miss you!! Your niece, Michelle