OBITUARY

Leo Gagne

January 5, 1937March 4, 2018

Auburn - Leo Gagne, age 81, of Jeffrey St. in Lewiston, passed away early Sunday morning March 4th at The Hospice House with family at his side. He was born in Lewiston on January 5, 1937, one of three sons born to Lucien and Alice (Blais) Gagne. Leo was educated at Holy Cross Grammar School, graduated from St. Dominic's High School and remained a lifelong resident of Lewiston. On May 30, 1959 he married Claudette Bosse and together they raised their family in Lewiston. She predeceased him in 2004. Leo was a Military Veteran having served his country in the U.S. Army from 1957 until his Honorable Discharge in 1959. He worked as a hand sewer in local shoe factories for many years, and spent over 20 years working at L.L. Bean, first as a hand sewer in shoe manufacturing and later in security for them until his retirement in 1996. Leo was a member of Holy Cross Church and among his favorite enjoyments were reading, gardening and tending to his flowers. He also enjoyed sports, especially the Bruins, Red Sox and the New England Patriots. In earlier years, Leo enjoyed fishing, hunting, and playing racquetball. He was also an avid runner and a regular participant for several years in the Lee Surace Memorial Race sponsored by L.L. Bean. He also loved spending time with family and friends at Bear Pond. He was a loving, devoted and hardworking husband, father and grandfather. He was very proud of his family and he will be dearly missed.

Leo is survived by leaves behind two daughters Diane Wright and husband Rodney of Poland and Lise Hudson and husband James of Lewiston; a son Michael Gagne of Lewiston; four grandchildren Kevin Wright and companion Cricket Remington, Rebecca Ducharme and husband Robert, Anthony Gagne and companion Makaela Keene and James Hudson; four great-grandchildren Abrielle, Ava and Amelia Gagne and Gerard Ducharme; two brothers Romeo Gagne and wife MaryRose of Whittinsville, MA and Robert Gagne of TX; many nieces and nephews and a very special friend and companion Yolande Lampron of Solon, ME. Leo was predeceased by his wife Claudette and his parents Lucien and Alice.

The family would like to thank the physicians and staff at CMMC and especially the staff of The Hospice House for all the care and compassion they showed to Leo and his family.

You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with Leo's family by visiting their online guestbook at; www.thefortingrouplewiston.com

Visitation FORTIN / LEWISTON Thursday 2-4 & 6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Cross Church Friday 11 AM. Committal to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery Mausoleum.

  • FAMILY

  • He leaves behind two daughters Diane Wright and husband Rodney of Poland and Lise Hudson and husband James of Lewiston; a son Michael Gagne of Lewiston; four grandchildren Kevin Wright and companion Cricket Remington, Rebecca Ducharme and husband Robert, Anthony Gagne and companion Makaela Keene and James Hudson; four great-grandchildren Abrielle, Ava and Amelia Gagne and Gerard Ducharme; two brothers Romeo Gagne and wife MaryRose of Whittinsville, MA and Robert Gagne of TX; many nieces and nephews and a very special friend and companion Yolande Lampron of Solon, ME. Leo was predeceased by his wife Claudette and his parents Lucien and Alice.
  • DONATIONS

  • American Heart Association, 51 US Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, March 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

Leo Gagne

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Sarita Benoit

March 10, 2018

Leo was such a wonderful and friendly man. We were in touch at L. L. Bean over the years and it was great to see him and Yolande at the Rangeley Camps last summer. He was so happy and full of life. His smile will be missed.

Roger Gagnon

March 9, 2018

So sorry to hear of your loss. I met Leo several years ago when we played racquetball together. It was always a pleasure to see him.

May he Rest In Peace

Wanda Smith

March 8, 2018

Always liked Leo. I met him at the Peck Building while working for L.L. Bean. We used to talk about his garden at his Mother's home. I knew Leo had health problems but time goes bye so fast; I didn't realize he was so ill. I will always have nice memories of Leo.

Jim Wellehan

March 7, 2018

Leo was a high school classmate and a great fellow. I enjoyed seeing him at Bates College early in the morningng during health steps. Kath and I are out of town, so I will not be at the funeral. I hadn't realized that the Ducharme family had become tied into the Gagnes. Great families, and I'm sorry for all of you.

Roger M & Yvonne F. Bouffard

March 7, 2018

To Leo's Family,
Our condolences to your family and friends. May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with Leo comfort you and your family, today and always.

Roger M. & Yvonne F. Bouffard
Lewiston, Maine

Pauline Beaudet-Pirrone

March 7, 2018

So very sorry to read about the passing of Leo. Leo and Claudette were part of a great neighborhood where my siblings and myself grew up. Everyone knew one another, it was the best of times. On any given day you would see Leo or Claudette outside with their children playing on the grass . So often Leo would be out riding his bike along with his children all around the neighborhood. After my marriage, I would push my daughter around in her carriage and when I passed by their apartment building, Lise and Diane would join me along with several other neighborhood kids. This great neighborhood was like one big family. Androscoggin, Hall, Arkwright, Coburn and Hackett streets were lined with so many fine people and some really great kids.

My heartfelt condolences to the entire Gagne family especially Lise and Diane. Remember to always cherish your memories as I cherish mine.

emile bergeron

March 7, 2018

We shared good outdoor times Leo my good friend for many years ,rest in peace. Emile B.

Gene Bergeron

March 6, 2018

Really enjoyed the ice fishing with you.

FROM THE FAMILY