OBITUARY

Albert E. Pepin

August 28, 1932July 24, 2013

SOUTH PARIS: Albert E. Pepin, 80, of Lewiston, passed away Wednesday July 24, 2013 at the Maine Veteran’s Nursing Home in South Paris. He was born in Lewiston, ME on August 28, 1932 a son of the late Luigi and Leona (Bourque) Pepin. He grew up in the Lewiston area and attended area schools. He eventually married his late wife of 25 years, Maureen D. (Davis) Pepin in 1973. Albert served his nation during the Korean conflict between 1950-56 receiving the Silver Star, a National Defense medal, a Purple Heart and four Bronze Stars. Prior to retiring in 1967, he was a professional boxer and a roofing\siding applicator by trade. Affectionately known by most as “Alpo”, he was a member of the Elks Lodge, New Auburn Social Club and the Passtemps Club where he loved to play cards, shuffle board, pool and socialize. In 1991, Alpo was the National Singles Pool Champion. He was always fond of sports, but golfing was his favorite. He had a pretty good handicap too ! We will all miss the fun loving, good natured man he was. Especially his friends and children. He leaves behind a dear friend of many years, Evelyn Dulac. Alpo is also survived by his first wife, Rita, four sons, Daniel R. Blackerby of Nevada, Thomas A. Blackerby of North Carolina, Marc A. Pepin of Andover & Peter R. Blackerby of Florida; two daughters, Tammy Perciful of Indiana & Judy Bilodeau of Lewiston; four stepchildren, Donna “Kaye” Rybinski of Illinois, Keith R. Desrochers of Lewiston, Mark S. Desrochers of Livermore & Kathleen M. Bousquet of Lewiston. Albert will also be remembered by his sister Germaine Charpentier as well as his 23 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his his second wife, Nancy, a baby daughter Robin Joy in 1960 and his wife Maureen in 1998. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the funeral home. A Liturgy of the Word service will take place on Monday at 11am also at the funeral home followed by a committal service and military honors at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 70 Horton St., Lewiston, 784-4584.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, July 28, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, July 28, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 29, 2013
REMEMBERING

Albert E. Pepin

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Bob Vyr

July 29, 2013

My sympathy goes out to the whole Pepin Family.I really enjoyed playing pool with him.He was a good man,and a gifted pool player.

Stephannie Couture

July 28, 2013

Grampy, I love you and am going to miss you. I have so many funny and happy memories of you. Rest, be at peace and say hi to Nana for me. Love you

Judy Bilodeau

July 28, 2013

Gonna miss my Dad so much, he was an amazing man and had so many friends. He is up there with all his brothers and sisters and playing pool, cards, golfing. I love you with all of my heart Dad.

Mandy Beckler

July 27, 2013

We will miss you dearly Grampy Al.
Know that we love you and that you will be forever in our hearts.
Try to take it easy on the other angels at the poker table :)

cherielynn gagnon

July 27, 2013

R.I.P just would like to say he was a very special man, he kicked my butt in pool n took all my money in poker, but never forgotten! hugs to all the family and friends.

mark desrochers jr.

July 27, 2013

We will miss you Grampy Al. May you rest in Gods presence. You have fought the good fight and are now with the almighty God. Into Christ's hands and loving arms back to be with Nana (Maureen). I love you. Marka

Simonne & Dale Fish

July 26, 2013

We had known Alpo for many years and always thought he was a great guy and a scarey poker player, our sympathy to his entire family and to Evie as well... Rest in peace Alpo1

dave pilot

July 26, 2013

My deepest sympathy to all of Alpo's family and friends.

July 26, 2013

I'll miss you my friend.
Bob Driscoll

FROM THE FAMILY