Donald Albert Nadeau
November 5, 1947 – June 2, 2021
Donald A. Nadeau 1947 - 2021
Lewiston - Donald Albert Nadeau, 73, of Old Webster Rd, passed from this world peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, June 2, at his home. He was born in Lewiston, November 5, 1947, the son of Lionel and Evelyn Stewart Nadeau. He grew up in Poland and was educated in Poland and Auburn schools, graduating from Edward Little High School in 1965. He then went on to attend CMVTI to become a Master Electrician, graduating in 1973. Don served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He was employed as a master electrician for BIW for 20 years and then independently through IBEW, most recently with Local 567 of Lewiston. After his retirement, he was a volunteer transportation driver with Community Concepts. He married the love of his life, the former Diane Fortier, on September 2, 1968 in Lewiston. They built a life together in Lewiston with their children, and recently celebrated their 50th Anniversary by taking their first cruise to Bermuda, the location of their honeymoon. He was a member of the Prince of Peace Parish at Holy Cross Church, as well as a Fourth Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus and a long-standing member of the American Legion. He will be remembered for his love for his family above all. His family meant the world to him. He was an avid sports fan, and loved watching his Boston teams, especially the Red Sox and Bruins. He spent many years coaching youth softball with his son, and then they continued playing together in local men’s and co-ed leagues. He was an avid card player and was a member of a golf league for many years. He also enjoyed dining out with his wife and family and took pleasure in spending time outdoors and working on projects around the house in his retirement. He is survived by his wife Diane of Lewiston, his son Steve Nadeau and his Fiancée Tracy Grondin of Lewiston, his adopted daughter Abby Chasse and her husband Craig Bernosky and their children, his brothers David Nadeau and his wife Barbara and son, Bruce Nadeau and partner Karen, his sisters Pat Hould and husband Arthur and family, Sue Brooks and partner "Frenchie" and family, Debbie Colby and husband Calvin and family, Pamela Bosse and husband Ron and family, Lorna Hunt and family, his sister and brother in-laws Claire Bergmann and Jean Blanchette and her husband Richard Blanchette, and many nephews, nieces, and cousins and several godchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter Angela, his parents Lionel and Evelyn, his in-laws, Marguerite and Robert Fortier, his brother Paul Nadeau and sisters Christine Smith and Nancy Tardif. A special thank you to the Lewiston Police Department and Rescue, Dr. Pamela Ross, and Fortin’s Funeral Home for assisting the family during this difficult time. Visitation will be held at The Fortin Group Lewiston location Sunday, June 6 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Visitors are respectfully asked to please wear a face mask. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday June 7, at 9:00 AM at Holy Cross Church, 1075 Lisbon St. Lewiston. Committal will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery. Donations may be made in Don’s memory to Pine Tree Camp, 14 Pine Tree Camp Road, Rome, Maine, 04963, www.pinetreesociety.org, or The Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org Online condolences and photo gallery at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com A service of The Fortin Group 70 Horton St. Lewiston, Maine 04240 207 784-4584
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Sunday, June 6, 2021
A Mass of Christian Burial Holy Cross Church
Monday, June 7, 2021
Donald Albert Nadeau
June 9, 2021
I attended your wedding as a little girl and will never forget what a beautiful and happy couple you were. Diane, you are still the most beautiful bride I ever saw. I am sending you my love and prayers. I am sure my mom is so happy to see Don
June 6, 2021
We shared a home room together in high school and as quiet asDon was he always had a kind word for me. Even though we drift apart as years go by us friendship of years pass will live on. As I looked at my yearbook, I thank Don for taking time to write me a heart felt note that I will treasure always. Thank you for being a friend. Mike Magno 1965.
June 5, 2021
He will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews, but mostly by his Autumn, whom was extremely close to his.