Joseph A. St. Louis

July 16, 1930November 8, 2013
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Joseph A. St. Louis Retired Assistant Fire Chief OLD TOWN—At 5:45 pm, November 8, 2013, Joe’s earthly journey ended and he went home to his Heavenly Father, surrounded by his wife and children. Joe was born July 16, 1930 in Old Town the son of Clement and Irene (Messier) St. Louis. Joe lived most of his life on French Island, only leaving three years ago following the sale of his family home. Joe graduated from Police Academy in 1961 and proudly served with his father on the Old Town Police Department. Joe’s true calling came when he joined the Old Town Fire Dept, where he served for 25 years before retiring as assistant Fire Chief. His heart never left the fire department or those he worked with. He also worked part-time at cyr bus for 40 years, driving school bus. Joe loved the children and saw many over the years, he always being recognized for his railroad hat. Joe was kind hearted and generous man who loved to tease and was famous for his fudge. He married Aurora (Page) in 1949 and shared 37 happy years together, raising four children. Following the passing of Aurora in 1986, Joe fell in love again and married Patricia (Avery) and he became Dad to her five children whom he claimed as his own. Joe was a devout catholic and a communicant of Parish of the Resurrection, Holy Family Church, Old Town, as well as a life long member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife Pat St. Louis of Old Town; his children daughter Nancy St. Louis and Deb Brown of Pensacola, FL, son Roger St. Louis and his wife Cheryl of Hampden; daughter Rhonda Detour and husband Wendall of Stetson, and son Joseph C. St. Louis of Las Vegas, NV; Pat’s children Michelle Butler of Old Town, Christine Karl of Veazie, Rita Butler of Brewer, Thomas Butler of Chesapeake, VA and Raymond Butler of Newburgh, IN; 17 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, whom he loved beyond words; brother Norman St. Louis of Bangor, sister Yvonne Spinks of Jacksonville, FL. He was predeceased by his first wife Aurora, his parents,daughter-in-Beverly St. Louis; two sisters Priscilla St. Peter and Cecile Pietrowski and a brother Ronald St. Louis The family wishes to thank Dr. Christopher Ritter, Gentiva Health, and New Hope Hospice for their wonderful and compassionate care.


  • Visitation Monday, November 11, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burail Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Joseph A. St. Louis

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Nancy (Gentiva)

November 17, 2013

I was very sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I will remember his sense of humor and gentle teasing of you during my visits. I am keeping you in my thoughts - please accept my deepest condolences.

Mary and Philip Drew

November 14, 2013

Philip and I are sending prayers for your family. Your dear husband will be missed by the parishioners of Holy Family Church!

Denise Dinsmore

November 14, 2013

Nancy and Deb ...... my thoughts are with you all ...Hugs, Denise

November 14, 2013

Pat and family - Sorry for your loss. Joe and my Dad were first cousins.

Patricia Godsey

November 13, 2013

Aunt Pat
I just wish I was there with you today but I pray you understand. I love you and loved uncle joe. He was the greatest. My prayers and thoughts are with you throughout your time of grief.

megan butler

November 13, 2013

I will never forget all the amazing stories, beliefs and poetry that you have taught me through out the years. I promise to teach my children everything you have taught me, every Christmas i will re tell the twas the night before Christmas story & how they had to wash santa in tide. I know you are now my guardian angel, watching over me and the family each and every day!Im going to miss you everyday! I love you so much, forever & always! * grand daughter *

Christine karl

November 13, 2013

You will forever be in our hearts pepere.... i love you...Christine and family

Zelda Murray

November 12, 2013

Pat and family, I'm so sorry to not make his funeral today I wanted very much to be there to share in your grief. Joe was a man who witnessed his faith every day he truly lived out what the gossip of Jesus is for all of us. His walk out-ran his talk, as Joe was not a talker but a doer and in doing showed us all how to live the truth.

Ron and Zelda Murray

John & Peggy Veilleux

November 12, 2013

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Crystal Stoddard

November 12, 2013

Pat and family: my thoughts and prayers are with you all.