OBITUARY

Donald J. Poirier

March 29, 1931October 14, 2018
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Donald J. Poirier, 87

Waterville – Donald J. Poirier, 87, returned to his Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at Oak Grove Center in Waterville, with his wife Juliette by his side. He was born on March 29, 1931 in Waterville, ME to Paul Emile Poirier and Helene (Fortin) Poirier of Greenville, ME.

He served in the US Navy from 1950 to 1954 with an Honorable Discharge. Don was a lifetime member of the American Legion, Post #5, in Waterville. After leaving the Navy he worked at Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford, CT for four years.

He met “Ma Petite” Juliette in 1956 and they were married on October 4, 1958 and this love for each other lasted 60 years. They made their first home in Hartford, CT and after two years they moved to Maine where Don learned the trade of butcher and meat cutter at Veilleux’s Meat Market on Sherwin Street. He later opened his own meat market on Main Street in Waterville. His last employment was at Fortin’s Meat Market in Winslow as a meat cutter.

Don was an active member of Notre Dame Catholic Church serving on various committees. He was a regular adorer at the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament.

He and his wife enjoyed traveling and shopping. They made trips to Florida, Arizona and Myrtle Beach where they visited many interesting sights. Don was also a home body and enjoyed working in and outside of their home. Landscaping was one of his favorite pastimes.

Don is survived by his wife Juliette; three sisters: Theresa Patrick, Rita Bartley and Pauline Mathieu; one brother, John; two sisters-in-law: Sister Francoise Rossignol and Gabrielle Veilleux; many nieces and nephews. Don made many friends throughout his life who will always remember him as a loving and caring person.

He was predeceased by his parents, Paul Emile and Helene Poirier; one brother, Joseph F. Poirier; four brothers-in-law: Charles Patrick, Raymond Mathieu, Wilfred Bartley and Jean Paul Veilleux; one sister-in-law Eva Poirier.

Thank you to relatives and friends for their assistance and support at this difficult time. The family also wishes to express their gratitude to all the staff at Oak Grove Center and to the staff from Hospice for the wonderful care and support they gave to Don and his family.

Visiting hours will be from 4 – 7 pm on Tuesday October 23, 2018 at Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Waterville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday October 24 at 10:00 am at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 110 Silver Street, Waterville followed with burial in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 78 Grove Street, Waterville with military honors. Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to view a video collage of Don’s life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald’s memory may be made to: Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, 101 Silver Street, Waterville, ME 04901. (Please indicate if the donation is for a Mass intention or a contribution to the Blessed Sacrament Community.)

Services

  • Visiting Hours Tuesday, October 23, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • Burial - Following Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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Biography

Donald J. Poirier, 87

Waterville – Donald J. Poirier, 87, returned to his Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at Oak Grove Center in Waterville, with his wife Juliette by his side. He was born on March 29, 1931 in Waterville, ME to Paul Emile Poirier and Helene (Fortin) Poirier of Greenville, ME.

He served in the US Navy from 1950 to 1954 with an Honorable Discharge. Don was a lifetime member of the American Legion, Post #5, in Waterville. After leaving the Navy he worked at Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford, CT for four years.

He met “Ma Petite” Juliette in 1956 and they were married on October 4, 1958 and this love for each other lasted 60 years. They made their first home in Hartford, CT and after two years they moved to Maine where Don learned the trade of butcher and meat cutter at Veilleux’s Meat Market on Sherwin Street. He later opened his own meat market on Main Street in Waterville. His last employment was at Fortin’s Meat Market in Winslow as a meat cutter.

Don was an active member of Notre Dame Catholic Church serving on various committees. He was a regular adorer at the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament.

He and his wife enjoyed traveling and shopping. They made trips to Florida, Arizona and Myrtle Beach where they visited many interesting sights. Don was also a home body and enjoyed working in and outside of their home. Landscaping was one of his favorite pastimes.

Don is survived by his wife Juliette; three sisters: Theresa Patrick, Rita Bartley and Pauline Mathieu; one brother, John; two sisters-in-law: Sister Francoise Rossignol and Gabrielle Veilleux; many nieces and nephews. Don made many friends throughout his life who will always remember him as a loving and caring person.

He was predeceased by his parents, Paul Emile and Helene Poirier; one brother, Joseph F. Poirier; four brothers-in-law: Charles Patrick, Raymond Mathieu, Wilfred Bartley and Jean Paul Veilleux; one sister-in-law Eva Poirier.

Thank you to relatives and friends for their assistance and support at this difficult time. The family also wishes to express their gratitude to all the staff at Oak Grove Center and to the staff from Hospice for the wonderful care and support they gave to Don and his family.

Visiting hours will be from 4 – 7 pm on Tuesday October 23, 2018 at Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Waterville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday October 24 at 10:00 am at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 110 Silver Street, Waterville followed with burial in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 78 Grove Street, Waterville with military honors. Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to view a video collage of Don’s life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald’s memory may be made to: Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, 101 Silver Street, Waterville, ME 04901. (Please indicate if the donation is for a Mass intention or a contribution to the Blessed Sacrament Community.)