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OBITUARY

Maurice R. Cloutier

October 5, 1943January 9, 2020
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Maurice R. Cloutier, 76, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020 at D'youville Pavillion, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lewiston on October 5, 1943 to Romeo and Gertrude (Lagasse) Cloutier. He grew up in Lewiston and attended the local schools. On May 30th 1964, he married the love of his life Claire G. Bussiere of Auburn. Together they made a wonderful life for their family in Greene.

In 1976, Maurice was one of the founders of a family owned paving business. There he worked side by side with his father, brother and wife, Claire. He later became sole owner and partnered with his own sons, until it closed in 2012. Maurice had a passion for music. He was a talented singer and could play any instrument he picked up. He studied violin at the Portland Conservatory for Music. His band “The Country Sounds” performed for over twenty years throughout Maine.

He was that father you looked up to growing up. Family was most important to him. At home, he enjoyed being outside and was frequently seen on his tractor doing yard work or various other projects. He loved spending time camping, talking NASCAR, as well as time with his grandchildren and most recently his great-granddaughter. Maurice and his wife were fortunate to have wintered in Florida for many years. He made sure each grandchild had fond memories of Florida, Disney World, and the many family events. Even as time drew closer to receiving his wings he so loved those Mickey ice cream bars. Many will remember him for his hard working attributes, his singing, his funny sarcasm, his constant humor, but most importantly, his love for his family.

Maurice is survived and will be terribly missed by his loving wife Claire of 55 years, daughter Susan Lyons of Gray, son Claude Cloutier and his wife Michelle of Greene, son Michael Cloutier and his wife Tracy of Lewiston. His seven grandchildren; Daniella Busler and her husband Andrew of Gorham,Scott Cloutier and his husband Wayne Jackson of Bangor, Dillon Lyons and his girlfriend Josie Tanguay of Greene, Taylor Drouin and her husband Derek of Turner, Brittany Cloutier of Greene, Averie Cloutier and Cameron Cloutier both of Greene. His first great granddaughter Rowan Claire Busler of Gorham, brother Richard Cloutier and his wife Diane of Lewiston and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Romeo and Gertrude Cloutier and sister, Pauline Boilard.

The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to all the staff on 4 East at D'Youville Pavillion, as well as the staff from Androscoggin Home and Hospice for their devoted care and attention they showed to Maurice during his battle with Parkinson's Disease. .

Family and friends are invited to share condolences through his online guest book at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Maurice is survived and will be terribly missed by his loving wife Claire of 55 years, daughter Susan Lyons of Gray, son Claude Cloutier and his wife Michelle of Greene, son Michael Cloutier and his wife Tracy of Lewiston. His seven grandchildren; Daniella Busler and her husband Andrew of Gorham,Scott Cloutier and his husband Wayne Jackson of Bangor, Dillon Lyons and his girlfriend Josie Tanguay of Greene, Taylor Drouin and her husband Derek of Turner, Brittany Cloutier of Greene, Averie Cloutier and Cameron Cloutier both of Greene. His first great granddaughter Rowan Claire Busler of Gorham, brother Richard Cloutier and his wife Diane of Lewiston and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Romeo and Gertrude Cloutier and sister, Pauline Boilard.Maurice is survived and will be terribly missed by his loving wife Claire of 55 years, daughter Susan Lyons of Gray, son Claude Cloutier and his wife Michelle of Greene, son Michael Cloutier and his wife Tracy of Lewiston. His seven grandchildren; Daniella Busler and her husband Andrew of Gorham,Scott Cloutier and his husband Wayne Jackson of Bangor, Dillon Lyons and his girlfriend Josie Tanguay of Greene, Taylor Drouin and her husband Derek of Turner, Brittany Cloutier of Greene, Averie Cloutier and Cameron Cloutier both of Greene. His first great granddaughter Rowan Claire Busler of Gorham, brother Richard Cloutier and his wife Diane of Lewiston and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Romeo and Gertrude Cloutier and sister, Pauline Boilard.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 17, 2020
  • A Memorial Service Saturday, January 18, 2020

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Paul St. Jean

January 18, 2020

My deepest and sincere condolences to Claire, Claude, Michael and the rest of Cloutier family on the loss of Maurice, the family patriarch. We mourn his absence, but find comfort in knowing that he is in a better place now. Rest in peace my friend.

lucille giguere

January 17, 2020

My condolences Claire to you and your family, I know what you're going through, as you know I lost my husband 26 years ago and I know from experience It's not easy. I have memories of the two of us in the same class at St. Louis school, also have memories of my husband and I going to CJ Hall to dance to your husbands music, especially... knock three times, loved that song, so we always requested it. Just to let you know that I'm thinking about you at this time of sorrow. Sincerely Lucille

Deb Randlett

January 16, 2020

Dear Claire and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Although we only knew Moe for a short time we really enjoyed his wonderful smile and pleasantness. He will be missed on 4E as well as at music and bingo. Please know that you are in our thoughts now and always. Your friends, Doug and Deb

Lou Cloutier/Sansoucie

January 16, 2020


I could never forget my cousin Maurice ,
when I did overnighters he would fix breakfast for me and Dick and taught me how to eat toast the right way......mayo, not butter, not ever butter.. and how he used to sneak up and scare us little girls every chance he could. And then he grew up to be an Elvis like singer, and all my girlfriends wanted to meet him...But he would always say, sorry girls I'm taken.....Claire was the girl that stole his heart. my dad would also show up on occasion to hear him sing and my dad would sing along at the back of the room , he couldn't get any closer to the stage for the flock of love crazy girls..... so many good,funny and happy memories will keep you alive in my heart until we meet again...

Rebecca Sproul

January 16, 2020

Hi Claire, it's CNA Rebecca, we passed by each other about 2000 times. I am sorry for you and your family's loss. I didn't know him and through the obituary learned a little more about him and you. I know country! "Stop rolling down hill like a snow ball heading for hell..." Merle Haggard. Hope you come by again, we miss your laugh! And your presence make things a bit lighter! Also we all thought your husband was incredibly handsome!! Love Rebecca CNA.

Richard cloutier Cloutier

January 15, 2020

Morris was my brother we had many years together and when I see and Son Paving for many years I will miss him. I know there was good times and bad times rest in peace my brother

Sally Hebert

January 15, 2020

To the Maurice Cloutier family - hugs, prayers and condolences. Maurice was a great musican , a guy that had a friendly smile. May he RIP.cherish the memories

Ray and Joan Guerin

January 15, 2020

Our condolences to the family. Will always remember going to Blanchette Hall to hear Maurice sing. He was a good man. May God bless you all

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Biography

Maurice R. Cloutier, 76, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020 at D'youville Pavillion, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lewiston on October 5, 1943 to Romeo and Gertrude (Lagasse) Cloutier. He grew up in Lewiston and attended the local schools. On May 30th 1964, he married the love of his life Claire G. Bussiere of Auburn. Together they made a wonderful life for their family in Greene.

In 1976, Maurice was one of the founders of a family owned paving business. There he worked side by side with his father, brother and wife, Claire. He later became sole owner and partnered with his own sons, until it closed in 2012. Maurice had a passion for music. He was a talented singer and could play any instrument he picked up. He studied violin at the Portland Conservatory for Music. His band “The Country Sounds” performed for over twenty years throughout Maine. He was that father you looked up to growing up. Family was most important to him. At home, he enjoyed being outside and was frequently seen on his tractor doing yard work or various other projects. He loved spending time camping, talking NASCAR, as well as time with his grandchildren and most recently his great-granddaughter. Maurice and his wife were fortunate to have wintered in Florida for many years. He made sure each grandchild had fond memories of Florida, Disney World, and the many family events. Even as time drew closer to receiving his wings he so loved those Mickey ice cream bars. Many will remember him for his hard working attributes, his singing, his funny sarcasm, his constant humor, but most importantly, his love for his family.

He is survived and will be terribly missed by his loving wife Claire of 55 years, daughter Susan Lyons of Gray, son Claude Cloutier and his wife Michelle of Greene, son Michael Cloutier and his wife Tracy of Lewiston. His seven grandchildren; Daniella Busler and her husband Andrew of Gorham,Scott Cloutier and his husband Wayne Jackson of Bangor, Dillon Lyons and his girlfriend Josie Tanguay of Greene, Taylor Drouin and her husband Derek of Turner, Brittany Cloutier of Greene, Averie Cloutier and Cameron Cloutier both of Greene. His first great granddaughter Rowan Claire Busler of Gorham, brother Richard Cloutier and his wife Diane of Lewiston and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Romeo and Gertrude Cloutier and sister, Pauline Boilard.

The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to all the staff on 4 East at D'Youville Pavillion, as well as the staff from Androscoggin Home and Hospice for their devoted care and attention they showed to Maurice during his battle with Parkinson's Disease. .

Family and friends are invited to share condolences through his online guest book at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.