Rev. Albert Gerard Roux

October 9, 1937March 9, 2023
Obituary of Rev. Albert Gerard Roux


The Fortin Group

Rev. Albert G. Roux 1937 - 2023 Lewiston – Rev. Albert G. Roux, 85, left the embrace of his sister Yvonne and extended family on March 9th and entered into the eternal embrace of Our Lord and Blessed Mother. He was born in Lewiston on October 9, 1937, the son of George and Regina (Gauthier) Roux and was educated in Lewiston schools prior to attending college at St. Hyacinth Seminary and receiving his priestly formation at St. Paul Seminary in Ottawa, Canada. He was ordained to priestly ministry in 1966 and would go on to serve the Catholic faithful in Yarmouth, Sanford, Auburn, Biddeford, Lewiston, Augusta, St. Francis (with Allagash), St. John, Limestone, and Madawaska (St. David). Fr. Roux’s deep devotion to the Blessed Mother would lead him to being appointed as the National Director for The Marian Movement of Priests (MMP) in 1977. Fr. Roux would travel around the United States, spreading devotion to the Blessed Mother through the MMP, whose world-wide priestly and lay members number in the millions, including people from every continent. Following his retirement, Fr. Roux was a Spiritual Assistant for the St. Francis of Assisi Secular Franciscan Fraternity in Lewiston. Fr. Roux is survived by sisters Jeanne Vaillancourt, Yvonne Roux, OMMI, Florence Boulet, and Lucille Tremblay, his nephew, Rev. John Langlois, OP, as well as many other nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, brothers Reginald (Leo), and Paul, and his sisters Georgette Courchesne, Rita Galipeau, Monique Langlois, and Doris Roux. The family would like to thank the many relatives, friends, and Androscoggin Healthcare & Hospice, who assisted in Fr. Roux’s care. Reception of the Body and Office of the Dead for Fr. Roux will take place at Holy Family Church Friday March 17th at 4 PM followed by public visitation until 6 PM. Visitation Holy Family Church Saturday at 9 AM followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM. Committal Prayers to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery. Contributions in Fr. Roux’s name may be made to The Marian Movement of Priests, PO Box 8, St. Francis, ME 04774 or Prince of Peace Parish/Holy Family Church, Building Fund 607 Sabattus St., Lewiston, ME 04240. To leave a message for the family in their online guestbook, please visit A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home 70 Horton St. Lewiston, 784-4584 Fr. Albert G. Roux National Director of the Marian Movement of Priests (MMP) in the U.S. (1975-2010) In 1977, Fr. Roux was appointed pastor of St. Charles Church in St. Francis, Maine, and during those first few years operated the MMP out of the rectory. When Fr. Lionel Pare… moved to St. Francis to assume the role of Assistant Director, the offices were moved to Fr. Pare’s home. Necessitating a larger space, the MMP renovated and moved into a new headquarters building in 1991, under the guidance and leadership of Fr. Roux. During his time as director, all of Our Lady’s messages to Fr. Gobbi were translated from Italian into English and published in a U.S. edition of the book, “To the Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons. The MMP in the U.S. owes a debt of gratitude to Fr. Roux and his hard work and perseverance. He devoted himself tirelessly to the unending tasks of serving both his parishes and the MMP, each of which was in and of itself a full-time commitment. May he rest from his labors. Upon his retirement in 2010, he wrote, “And what, you may ask, was I going to do there [in St. Francis] with the Movement, as I also wondered? No doubt, Our Lady had a very special reason for choosing this small and remote place to establish the center of her Movement in the United States. But soon thereafter, to our amazement, the Movement radiated from the tip of Maine to the whole of the United States and other countries. St. Francis of Assisi was asked by Jesus to go rebuild his Church. Is this not also the purpose of Our Lady’s Movement? By means of it, Mary is rebuilding the Church of her Son by the transformation of his priests and faithful. I believe that she chose the town of St. Francis as the heart of her Movement in the United States to communicate this symbolic message. I want to take this opportunity to publicly express my gratitude to the Blessed Mother for having chosen me for this work of Hers. I am ever so grateful to Her for having given me the necessary strength to undertake such an enormous task and the grace to persevere all these years.” Fr. Roux had a true gift for holding an audience captive with his spiritual teachings. His joy was infectious, and many sought his spiritual guidance and friendship. As a priest, he rendered himself a faithful servant to all, witnessing beautifully to the love that God has for each one of us. The people of God will be forever grateful for the example that he gave. May the angels lead him to Paradise and may Our Lady whom he served so well and for so many years hold him in Her embrace. Rest in peace, Fr. Roux. Tammy Ouellette MMP National Secretary

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Past Services

Friday, March 17, 2023

Reception of the Body and Office of the Dead Holy Family Church

Friday, March 17, 2023

Public visitation Holy Family Church

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Visitation Holy Family Church

Saturday, March 18, 2023

A Mass of Christian Burial Holy Family Church

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Committal Prayers / St. Peter's Cemetery