Leo M. Renaud, 1922 - 2013

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Leo M. Renaud, 91, formerly of 68 Laurier Street, Lewiston, died Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Sunnybrook Village in Brunswick, where he had been a resident for the past year and a half. Born in Lewiston on June 17, 1922, he was the son of Albert and Cesarie Bechard Renaud. Educated in local schools, he was a graduate of Lewiston High School, Class of ’41. A veteran of World War II, he served as an aircraft armorer in the Army Air Corps for 3 years, including 18 months in Foggio, Italy, with the 347th Bomber Squadron of the 99th Bombardment Group, where he armed and maintained B17 Bombers. He returned to Lewiston after the war, and on May 25, 1946, he married Fleurange Maheux in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. They were married for 67 years and were devoted to each other.  He was employed as an Insurance Agent for Prudential Insurance Company for 24 years, retiring in 1984. A member of Holy Family Church, Prince of Peace Parish, Leo was active in the church, both as a volunteer and as a community member.  He also belonged to the American Legion, Post #22 and after retirement, volunteered at D’Youville Pavilion. Later in life, Leo discovered tennis and remained an avid player into his 80’s. He enjoyed playing cards and chess, and loved to tell stories that made people laugh. Jokes were his specialty, and his favorite words of wisdom were “Laughter is the best medicine.”  Above all, Leo loved spending time with his grandchildren. Besides his loving wife, he is survived by two daughters, Joline and husband Paul Cailler of South Portland, and Michelle and husband Dr. Jamie Rines of Woolwich, a sister, Therese Laurendeau of Lewiston, five grandchildren; Nicole and Daniel Cailler, and Andrew, Nathaniel, and William Rines, and a great-grandchild, Gabrielle Carpenter. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by an infant daughter, Claire, and a sister, Liliette Cliche. 

Funeral Notice

RENAUD, Leo, 91, formerly of Lewiston, died in Brunswick on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, from 1 - 4 PM. Services will be Monday, 11 AM, Holy Family Church. Interment, St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice.

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