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Veilleux Funeral Home

8 Elm Street, Waterville, ME

OBITUARY

Joseph Scott Poirier

August 8, 1952December 14, 2019

Augusta - Joseph “Joe” S. Poirier, 67, lost his yearlong battle with cancer on December 14, 2019. Joe was born in Waterville on August 8, 1952. He was the son of Ernest Poirier and Barbara Emery Poirier. Joe attended Waterville schools and graduated from Waterville High School class of 1971.

Joe worked in several industries throughout his life. Many would remember him as owner of the Pop-In Store from 1981 to 1995. He then worked in the shoe industry at New Balance in Skowhegan. Later in life, Joe found the job of his dreams at the Waterville Country Club. His day would begin in the early morning hours while most people were fast asleep. He enjoyed every moment he spent mowing “his” fairways. Many good friendships were developed during those happy years with the Country Club grounds crew, including a deep fondness of his supervisor Chris Warren. Those were some of the happiest days of his life.

Joe was loyal, kind, hardworking, and quick witted every day of his life. Being around him guaranteed a smile and a good laugh.

During his younger years Joe umpired little league baseball and coached youth football in Waterville and Fairfield. He was grateful to have had the opportunity to coach many young men especially his own two sons.

Joe’s greatest joy and honor in life was his family of three children and eight grandchildren. He was the family popcorn maker and no one did it as well as he did. He was extremely proud of all their achievements whether it was on the football field, dance recitals, cheering, softball, baseball, hockey, and school. They were everything to him.

Joe was predeceased by his parents and a special aunt, Audrey Emery.

Joe is survived by his wife of 45 years, Lucie Fecteau Poirier; his children Tim Young and wife Colleen of Blue Bell, PA, daughter Barbie Poirier Wilmot and husband Dwayne of Lansdale, PA, and son Jason Poirier and wife Jane of Auburn, ME; his other “angels” Skyler and Joseph Young, Brianna, Mikaella and Chloe (Chlobug) Wilmot, Layla Belle, Madilyn and Sullivan Poirier. Also survived by his sisters, Lynn Record and Bonnie Dexter. And, in Joe fashion, his mother’s 2nd and 3rd favorite sons, Chuck and Kim Poirier. Many nieces, nephews and special friends Richard Leavitt and Vicki Abbott.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Maine General 2 West, especially nurses Heather and MacKenzie, for the care they provided during his final days.

There will be no visiting hours, however a celebration of life will be held at a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to End Hunger in Maine at New Dimensions Federal Credit Union c/o Sharon Storti, 61 Grove Street Waterville, Maine. Please make checks payable to New Dimensions.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, January 18, 2020

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Jane Poirier

December 20, 2019

I was so blessed to have you as my father-in-law but truly you were so much more than that to me. You were a dad to me. I could call you and talk to you whenever I needed someone to talk to or someone to make me laugh... which you did so often. I have so many cherished memories with you...ones I will hold very close in my heart forever and ones I will share with your beautiful grandchildren. Thank you for loving me unconditionally Grampy.

Love always,
Janie “toots”


“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard” Winnie the Pooh

Michael Quattrucci

December 20, 2019

Chuck and Family,
Condolences on the loss of your brother. I wish you well during this difficult time.
Michael Quattrucci

Barbie Wilmot

December 19, 2019

I will miss you every day for the rest of my life. I love you, Dad.

Jason Poirier

December 19, 2019

The best Dad, friend and role model a man could ever ask for. I love you Dad.

Philip Leclair

December 18, 2019

Lucie and family,
We just read Joe's beautiful obituary. We are so sorry for your loss. Joe was a GOOD MAN and he loved all of you so much. Lucie,
please know we are keeping you and your family in our thoughts.
Phil and Diane (Sun City, AZ)

Kristy Daley (born Poirier)

December 18, 2019

Uncle Joey was my favorite Uncle (well tied with Uncle Kim - 😀)
I have the best memories from my childhood visiting Maine and Uncle Joeys house with all the fun ATVs and especially visiting him at the Pop In for as much candy as I wanted and my absolute favorite - Lobster sandwich
He loved to bug me (or I should say all nieces and nephews) I once ordered incorrectly at an ice cream shop. I asked for Reese’s P*nis instead of Pieces. When we picked up our sandwiches for our drive back to Canada he wrote my error in capital letters on my Sandwich ♥️
I love you Uncle Joey and know you are mowing a great lawn somewhere.

Carla Rogerson

December 17, 2019

Joe was my daughter's father in law actually he was more like a father to her. I felt honored to know him and spend time with him and his wife Lucie. We all shared many happy holidays, birthdays, cookouts and time at camp. This was the absolute best and we were all so lucky and happy to be able to do this together. Romping around the water with the grand~babies was especially loved by Joe and he played with each and every one of them while enjoying the laughter and many splashes. He loved having his children with him and you could see the delight and liove all over his face. More recently Joe and Lucie attended a baby shower for my daughter and daughter in law with friends and family. Joe and Jason jumped right in and took over the cooking. They both are excellent cooks and enjoy doing it for their family and friends. You would never know Joe was ill, or had been sick at all. He shared his sense of humor and ability to make us all laugh just like he always had. He sat down with family, friends and grandchildren and enjoyed the sunshine and special time together. It was a wonderful day, for me because of Joe. He was a strong, fearless man that loved life and family he will be forever remembered and missed. We love you Joe.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY