Bertrand G. Chenard, 1927 - 2015

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Bertrand G. Chenard, 87, of 93 Summit Avenue, Lewiston, passed away quietly on January 14, 2015 at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice in Auburn. Bertrand was born in Lewiston on December 30, 1927, the son of Henri and Irma Dutil Chenard. He went to school in Lewiston. Bert proudly served in the U.S. Army and on November 10th, 2014, he was presented with the World War II Victory Medal and The Army of Occupation Germany Medal. He married Jeannette C. Cote on October 24, 1953. A member of Holy Cross Church, Prince of Peace Parish, he also belonged to Holy Cross Senior Citizens and the Mid-Maine Motorcycle Association. He was a wonderful husband, brother, and uncle with a mild manner and contagious smile. He was loved by everyone he met. Bert loved watching his favorite football team, the Patriots, and riding motorcycles, but most of all, he loved playing cribbage with friends at the Auburn Mall, and with the seniors at the Lewiston Armory. He cherished his time spent with his godson, Steve Rodrigue, and his wife and kids, whether it was up at camp, games on the weekend, ride alongs, or night time phone calls to celebrate his cribbage wins or defeats. He loved greatly, and in return was greatly loved by his many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He worked at the Androscoggin Mill, Lepage Bakeries, and later retired from Webster Engineering as a machinist in 1990. Survivors include three sisters, Irene Andrews and Rita Rodrigue of Lewiston, Pauline Blanchard of Westfield, Massachusetts, two brothers, Marcel Chenard of Osprey, Florida and Romeo Chenard of Lewiston, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Jeannette C. Chenard, sister Carmen Lafontaine, and a brother, Roger Chenard. 

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Funeral Notice

CHENARD, Bertrand, 87, of Lewiston, died in Auburn on January 14, 2015. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM. Services will be Tuesday, 11 AM, Holy Cross Church. Donations may be made in his memory to the Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, Hospice House Fund, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240. 

© Gerald Burpee 2016