Edgar Joseph Bonneau, 1925 - 2015

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Edgar Joseph Bonneau, 89, of 100 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, died February 2 at the D'Youville Nursing Home. Born in St. Narcisse, P.Q., Canada, on September 12, 1925, he was the youngest of 10 children of Joseph Bonneau and Emma Langlois Bonneau. His family moved to the local area, and he was educated in local schools, including St. Dominic High School. A veteran of WWII, he served with the U.S. Army’s 90th Infantry Division from 1943 to 1945. He landed on Utah Beach on the second day of the D-Day invasion, and fought through the entire liberation of France, earning two Purple Hearts in the process. After the war he returned to Lewiston and, on April 10, 1947, married Marie Louise Tartre, who passed away on July 2, 1961. On February 2, 1963, he married his second wife, Isabelle C. Tartre. He was a founder and partner in Bonneau’s Mastermarket and co-owner of Bonneau’s Shopping Plaza. He also served as a corporator and trustee of Androscoggin County Savings Bank. Survivors include his loving wife, Isabelle of Lewiston, four children, Suzanne Pratt and husband Richard of Portland, OR, Ronald Bonneau and wife Marla of Scarborough, Diane Morrison and husband Steve of North Yarmouth, and Albert Bonneau and wife Pamela of Highlands Ranch, CO, a brother, Euclide Bonneau and wife Irene of Lewiston, and five grandchildren; Kathleen Pratt, Stephanie Morrison, Stephen Bonneau, Katherine Bonneau, and Kyle Morrison, and a great - grand daughter, Scarlet Hoffman of Portland, OR.  Besides his parents, he was predeceased by three sisters and five brothers. For the majority of his life, Edgar enjoyed spending his Summers at a cottage or condo in Old Orchard Beach and tending to his flower and vegetable gardens. His retirement years found he and his wife, Isabelle, spending winters in Florida and taking various trips throughout New England. Edgar loved listening to music, especially classic Broadway show songs, while relaxing on the porch at his home or at the beach, and cooking in the kitchen. Edgar touched the lives of many people in the community and he maintained his trademark sense of humor all the way to the end of his life. The family extends their sincere thanks to the staff at the D'Youville Nursing Home and the Androscoggin Hospice for the wonderful care provided for their father. 

Funeral Notice

BONNEAU, Edgar, 89, of Lewiston, died in Lewiston on February 2, 2015. Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation on Monday, February 9th,  from 9 AM to 11 AM followed by a memorial service at 11AM, at the Albert & Burpee Funeral Home, 253 Pine Street, Lewiston, ME. The family requests that all donations be sent in his memory to the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240, where he received such wonderful care during his time of need. 

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