OBITUARY

Maurice G. Girouard

July 16, 1944December 26, 2018
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Auburn- Maurice G. Girouard 74, of Lewiston died Wednesday December 26, in the loving arms of his wife Jolene at The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Health Care & Hospice. He was born in Lewiston on July 16, 1944 a son of the late Lionel and Marguerite (Perreault) Girouard. He was educated in local schools and graduated from Lewiston High School class of 1962. He then went on to proudly serve his country in the US Navy. After leaving the Navy he found his true love, Jolene Bisson and they were married in Lewiston on July 8, 1972. Maurice worked for several years at Falcon Shoe. He then went on to graduate from Kaplan University with his Associates Degree at the age of 62. He was a member of Holy Family Church and the American Legion Post 22. He enjoyed golfing and bowling where he bowled for several years in a league. Most of all Maurice loved music. He started playing the accordion at 8 years old. He help found the Hi-Hats band with several friends and played for several years. He wasn’t much of a talker but you could always hear him whistling.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jolene of Lewiston, a sister Denise Spooner and her husband Rick of Sabattus, a brother Ronald Girouard and his wife Joline of Lewiston, a sister in law Joyce Coyne and her husband Coleman of Auburn, a brother in law Ronald Bisson and his wife Tina of FL and his nieces and nephews: Jennifer, Jeffrey, Andrew Girouard, Ryan Spooner and Adam Lajoie, three aunts Jean Hyde, Pauline Sylvia and Gabrielle Sirois and several cousins.

The family would like to send a very special thank you to the staffs at St. Mary’s Oncology Department and the Hospice House for the exceptional care they gave to Maurice during his illness. You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Maurice’s life by visiting his guest book at www.thefortingroupLewiston.com Visitation will be at Fortin’s Lewiston on Wednesday Jan. 2 from 4-7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday Jan. 3 at 11 AM at Holy Family Church. Committal will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing to make memorial donations in his memory may do so to The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Health Care & Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, ME 04240. http://www.ahch.org/Ways-to-Give Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services 70 Horton St. Lewiston 784-4584.

  • DONATIONS

  • The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Health Care & Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, ME 04240. http://www.ahch.org/Ways-to-Give

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 2, 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, January 3, 2019
REMEMBERING

Maurice G. Girouard

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John Groth

February 15, 2019

Dear Family,
I had the pleasure of serving with Maurice on the USS Damato DD-871. I depended on his knowledge and vigilance, especially during deployment to Vietnam. He was always dedicated and professional. I recently discovered his name and hometown in Maine. I searched tonight since I wanted to contact him and thank him for his service. Last week I told my wife about him after watching an episode of Until We Meet Again, on TV. Earlier this week I told my one daughter about him when visiting her, and talking about the men I served with and their hard work and dedication. In civilian life I never encountered people that worked as hard and long as the people with whom I served. It turns out last summer I had a short visit near Washington, Maine. At the time I did not know about Maurice's home town. Recently found his name on a crew list. Each of you should know that he served his Country well. His knowledge and work helped to protect the ship and crew. I will not give you specifics since I do not know if this aspect of his job is declassified. We count in Life the good people we have known as Blessings. He was a blessing. All good thoughts. John C. Groth, Captain, USN (Ret.)

sylvain dombrowski

January 3, 2019

Je vous envoie amour, pensées et prières en cette période difficile. Sincères condoléances.

Gloria Lamiette

January 2, 2019

Jolene, I want you to remember that your husband will always be with you in your heart. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your extended family. Gloria (formerly Coley's Legal assistant)

Georgeanna Carey

January 2, 2019

Dear Jolene and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will never forget all the fun gatherings we had through the years, with Moe playing his music and everyone happy. Please know my prayers are with you Dear Jolene. Hugs to you.

Richard Perreault

January 1, 2019

So sorry Jolene, Denise, Ronnie and families for your loss. Maurice was a special cousin that I loved very much and wish I had seen more of him over the years. Brenda and I alway enjoyed seeing him and Jolene at family gatherings and at their home hanging out. We Will miss him very much.

Marcel Poulin

December 31, 2018

Jolene and family, our deepest sympathy to you and the family. Praying for each and every one of you as you grieve this great loss. Marcel & Denise

Bert James

December 31, 2018

I remember a few years back Moe and I got our family together and went around our friends and Neighbors playing Christmas music .Moe would play accordion as we sang Carols it was a night in my life I will never forget. The kids that sang that night are all grown up and they remember the night Moe play accordion. Jolene Mo was a special man we will miss him Bert and Diane

Kevin Coyne

December 30, 2018

Dear Jolene,
How sad we are to hear of Maurice's passing.
We always enjoyed seeing you both when we came to Maine.
Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
What a truly kind and gentle man. He will be missed.
Our Love,
Kevin, Kathi Kristen and Courteney Coyne.

ellen richardson

December 30, 2018

My dear friends, Joline, Ron and Denise, I am so sorry for your loss. Maurice was a great guy always smiling, always pleasant, always a man of few words but great thoughts I'm sure. Take comfort in the life you all had with him and the closeness you all shared. Joline, my heart is with you in the loss of your one true love. Peace and love to all of you at this time.

Marc Poulin

December 30, 2018

Having working with Moe For 35 years we were good friend and I will miss you and hoping to work together again in haven take care Moe Marc

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Biography

Auburn- Maurice G. Girouard 74, of Lewiston died Wednesday December 26, in the loving arms of his wife Jolene at The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Health Care & Hospice. He was born in Lewiston on July 16, 1944 a son of the late Lionel and Marguerite (Perreault) Girouard. He was educated in local schools and graduated from Lewiston High School class of 1962. He then went on to proudly serve his country in the US Navy. After leaving the Navy he found his true love, Jolene Bisson and they were married in Lewiston on July 8, 1972.
Maurice worked for several years at Falcon Shoe. He then went on to graduate from Kaplan University with his Associates Degree at the age of 62.
He was a member of Holy Family Church and the American Legion Post 22. He enjoyed golfing and bowling where he bowled for several years in a league. Most of all Maurice loved music. He started playing the accordion at 8 years old. He help found the Hi-Hats band with several friends and played for several years. He wasn’t much of a talker but you could always hear him whistling.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jolene of Lewiston, a sister Denise Spooner and her husband Rick of Sabattus, a brother Ronald Girouard and his wife Joline of Lewiston, a sister in law Joyce Coyne and her husband Coleman of Auburn, a brother in law Ronald Bisson and his wife Tina of FL and his nieces and nephews: Jennifer, Jeffrey, Andrew Girouard, Ryan Spooner and Adam Lajoie, three aunts Jean Hyde, Pauline Sylvia and Gabrielle Sirois and several cousins.
The family would like to send a very special thank you to the staffs at St. Mary’s Oncology Department and the Hospice House for the exceptional care they gave to Maurice during his illness.

Visitation will be at Fortin’s Lewiston on Wednesday Jan. 2 from 4-7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday Jan. 3 at 11 AM at Holy Family Church. Committal will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing to make memorial donations in his memory may do so to The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Health Care & Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, ME 04240. http://www.ahch.org/Ways-to-Give

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Maurice’s life by visiting his guest book at www.thefortingroupLewiston.com Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services 70 Horton St. Lewiston 784-4584.