Arthur L. Willard, 1924 - 2016

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Arthur L. Willard, 91, formerly of 68 Summer Street, Lewiston, died Saturday, January 16, 2016, at the Marshwood Nursing Home in Lewiston. Born in Everett, MA, on June 3, 1924, he was the son of John and Linnie Robbins Willard. When he was young, his family moved to Stonington, Maine. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the US Army and landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day. After the war, he moved to Lewiston and went to work as a hand sewer in the local shoe industry. On April 10, 1948, he married the former Jacqueline Martineau. Mrs. Willard passed away on May 10, 2013, after 65 years of marriage.  When their children were young, they moved to Stonigton for several years, where Arthur worked as a lobsterman and stone cutter. Survivors include a daughter, June Michaud of Lewiston, two step-daughters, Linda Dorr of Lewiston, and Francine Simard of Southington, CT, a step-son,. Roland Lepage of Lewiston, twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 

Funeral Notice

WILLARD, Arthur, 91, of Lewiston, died in Lewiston on Saturday, January 16, 2016. Graveside services will be held in the spring at Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Augusta. No visitation. Donations may be made in his memory to either Androscoggin Home Care & Health Services, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240, or to the charity of your choice. 

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