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The Fortin Group

70 Horton Street, Lewiston, ME

OBITUARY

Maurice P. Dutil

February 16, 1937August 20, 2019

Maurice (Moe) Dutil. Born 1937 to the late Emile and Generia (Gilbert) Dutil. Moe was predeceased by his sister Jeanine Dutile. He was a communicant at Holy Cross Church, Prince of Peace Parish. He was active in the Knights of Columbus Council 12652 (4th degree Sept. 2003). He spent most of his life in Lewiston and grew up on Eaton Street, attending Holy Family School (class of 1951) and St. Dominic RHS (class of 1955). Moe is survived by his wife, Monique (Dozois) of almost 59 years whom he married in 1960 at St. Mary’s Church. Maurice knew the value of hard work, starting as a paperboy during his elementary school days. Moe served four years in the US Air Force, attending Basic Training at Sampson Air Force Base in Geneva, NY. He worked on teletype communication machines during the Korean Conflict and was at Portsmouth AFB as an airman 2nd class. Moe was a member of the Lewiston Auburn (LA) Veterans Council, responsible for collecting names of veterans to be placed on the LA Veterans’ Memorials in Great Falls Veterans Park until 2014. He took great pride in all Veterans’ activities and served as a commander (2000) of the FAWV as well as a trustee (1998-99). Moe worked for Western Union servicing teletype machines all over Maine and New England, often being “on call” during nights and weekends. While his family was young, he also worked at gas stations. He worked shortly for Bourques Market as well as at Bonneau’s Grocery store and for many years as a service writer for several local car dealership repair shops. Moe then fulfilled his dream of having his own business; repairing and servicing typewriters for many businesses and educational institutions in the greater Lewiston-Auburn area as well as selling Smith Corona typewriters. When he closed his business, he worked for the City of Lewiston, servicing parking meters. He received medical care at Marshwood Center in Lewiston starting in 2014. Special thanks to all the staff who took very good care of him. Moe is survived by his wife, Monique (Dozois) Dutil, his children, Jean Ann (Robert) Zenker, Paul Dutil, Norman (Robyn) Dutil; his grandchildren, Nicole Dutil, Victoria & Benjamin Zenker, Morgen and Evan Dutil as well as three sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law, several cousins, and many nephews & nieces. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 7:00pm at The Fortin Funeral Home, 70 Horton St., Lewiston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Cross Church on Monday, August 26, 2019 starting at 10 AM. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Catholic Charity of your choice. A service of the Fortin group Funeral Home in Lewiston Maine.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, August 25, 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Monday, August 26, 2019
  • Committal Prayers Monday, August 26, 2019

Memories

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David Gardner

August 28, 2019

Condolences to the Dutil Family.
I had trained under Moe on the servicing of parking meters shortly before he had retired with the City of Lewiston. I believe Moe had been one of the best and most knowledgeable service technicians of parking meters and typewriters Lewiston- Auburn and maybe the State of Maine had ever had.

Helen Baumer

August 25, 2019

Dear Monique,
Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved husband. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your lovely family. Sincere sympathy,
Helen (Belaire) Baumer

Pam Gardiner

August 24, 2019

Monique & family, I am SO sorry. We know we're not supposed to have favorites, and it inevitably breaks our hearts, but Moe was one of mine. We had such a routine of jousting back & forth, I missed that when I moved. My condolences to the family and a hug for you, Monique.

David Jefferson

August 23, 2019

For many years Moe took care of our electronic typewriter and kept it running for our business long past it's predicted life. He always responded quickly to our needs. We always enjoyed our interaction with him, talking to him about business and all the changes in the world and in our respective familites. A real gentleman.
David Jefferson
Maine Equine Associates.

Paula King

August 21, 2019

I will miss seeing Moe everyday at Marshwood. I sooo enjoyed being his therapist when he was on therapy caseload. I have worked with him for many years and he will surely be missed. Rest In Peace Moe. Paula King PTA at Marshwood Health Care.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY