Gilles P. Tardif

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Gilles P. Tardif, 83
SARASOTA, Fla. - Gilles P. Tardif, 83, died peacefully after a short illness, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 with his wife Terry Saunders Tardif by his side at their winter home in Sarasota, Fla. They spent summers at the family home in Freeport. He was born on Oct. 18, 1934 to Wilfred and Eva (Dumont) Tardif in Lewiston.
He attended St. Peter's School and graduated from St. Dominic High School in 1954. He served in the US Army from 1954-1956 in Korea, once home on leave he married Monique G. Dion on Feb. 12, 1955 who predeceased him in October 2014. He was employed in the computer field and moved up and down the east coast where his four children were born. He later retired from Digital Equipment Corporation in 1991.
He was an avid hockey player and coached in his early years, having played varsity hockey in high school. He was a member and volunteer of the Franco American Heritage Center in Lewiston. He was a member of St. Jude Roman Catholic Church in Freeport and St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Sarasota, Fla.
His hobbies were golf, skiing, travel, and spending time with his family and attending events that his grandchildren were involved in. He loved his Bruins and was a huge football fan. He was a glass half full kind of guy, who had a great sense of humor and loved people!
Along with his wife Terry; he is survived by his four children, Suzanne and her husband Kevin Mager of Derby, Vt., Michael Tardif of Toronto, Canada, Michele and her husband John Fodero of Jericho, Vt. and Gerard Tardif of Hudson, Mass. He is also survived and very proud of his 10 grandchildren, Patrick Mager and his wife Bridget, Matthew Mager and his wife Sara, Jason, Michael and Elise Tardif, Anna and John Fodero and Attalissa, Conor and Eliza Tardif. Terry's four children and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services in memory of Gill will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St. Jude Church, Main St. Freeport, followed by a reception at the Harraseeket Inn, Freeport from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Committal prayers with military honors will conclude services for Gill, 3 p.m., St. Peter's Cemetery, Lewiston.
Condolences, donations, and a video tribute may be accessed online at www.albert-burpee.com. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home (207) 782-7201
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Mar. 5, 2018
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