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In Memory of

Lawrence Joseph Couillard

December 19, 1927 - November 29, 2016

Obituary


Auburn- Lawrence Joseph "Pitou Couillard 88, of Campus Ave., formerly a long time resident of New Auburn died Tuesday November 29, at The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice. He was born in East Millinocket on December 19, 1927 a son of the late Armand and Zenaied (Dubois) Couillard. After schooling he went on to proudly serve his country in the US Army Air force. Pitou married the former Marie Lamarre on April 15, 1950 at St. Mary's Church in Lewiston and together they settled in the Lewiston-Auburn area to raise their four...

Auburn- Lawrence Joseph "Pitou Couillard 88, of Campus Ave., formerly a long time resident of New Auburn died Tuesday November 29, at The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice. He was born in East Millinocket on December 19, 1927 a son of the late Armand and Zenaied (Dubois) Couillard. After schooling he went on to proudly serve his country in the US Army Air force. Pitou married the former Marie Lamarre on April 15, 1950 at St. Mary's Church in Lewiston and together they settled in the Lewiston-Auburn area to raise their four children. Larry worked for many years as a carpenter and millwright with the Brotherhood of Carpentry and Millwrights Local 407. He was very involved with the Local 407 and attended all their meetings even after he retired. He also worked for Vincent Bottling for several years. Larry was a very active member of St. Louis Church. He also was a long time member of The Knights of Columbus Council 106 where he was a fourth degree Knight. He was an amazing and devoted husband, dad, pepere, and great-pepere, his greatest enjoyment was his family and loved spending time with them, especially around the holidays. He also loved to decorate and took great pride in his ability to show up the neighborhood with his decorations. He always found the good in people and never talked bad about anyone, his warm heart will be missed by all. He leaves his wife of 66 years Marie of Lewiston, his four children: Mary Ann Couillard and significant other Lenny Feinstein of Lewiston, Dianne Collet and her husband Richard of Auburn, Joan Peach, and her husband Walter of Auburn, and Lawrence "Pete" Couillard and his fiancé Rachel Goulet-Lebel of Auburn, his three sisters, Omerine Desjardins and husband Leo of Auburn, Jean D'arc Lachance of CA, and Jacqueline Fish of NC, four brothers: Roger Couillard and wife Evelyn of Wales, Armand "Babe" Couillard and wife Yvonne of Lewiston, Eugene Couillard of Lewiston and Norman Couillard and wife Irene of NC, nine grandchildren: Michelle Emery, Raymond Collet, Renee Collet, Ann Marie Mello, Catinna Newhouse, Lucy Kochis, Joshua Jarvis, Brittany Couillard and Zachary Couillard, and many great grandchildren including most recent twins born on Veterans Day, Daniel and Joseph. He was predeceased by a brother Roland Couillard, and two sisters Theresa Boussiere and Millie Asselin. You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Lawrence's life by visiting his guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com Visitation Fortin Auburn Sunday Dec. 4 from 1-5 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday Dec. 5 at 11 AM at St. Philips 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 Care & Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, ME 04240 http://www.ahch.org/Ways-to-Give. Arrangements are under the care of the Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services 217 Turner ST. Auburn 783-8545.