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Lloyd P. LaFountain


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Lloyd P. LaFountain Obituary
Lloyd P. LaFountain, 84
BIDDEFORD - Lloyd P. LaFountain, 84, of Biddeford, passed away on Feb. 9, 2015, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Jan. 29, 1931, in Biddeford, and was the son of Lloyd P. LaFountain, Sr. and Theresa G. (Doyle) LaFountain, DMD.
Lloyd was raised in Biddeford and graduated from Biddeford High School in 1949, where he was president of the Student Council and excelled in both football and basketball. In 1947 and 1948, he was named to the All-Maine football team and was selected, in 1948, to the Western Maine Tournament team in basketball.
In his youth, he was proud of achieving the distinction of Life Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.
He attended the University of Maine in Orono for two years before transferring to Georgetown University School of Foreign Service where he received his degree in 1955. In 1960, he received his law degree from Georgetown University School of Law. While attending law school, he worked as a United States Capitol Police Officer.
He married his wife, Kathryn "Kay" (Hughes) LaFountain in Pittsburgh, Pa., on May 5, 1956, while he was in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served on active duty from 1955-1957 as a 1st Lieutenant and was stationed in the Panama Canal.
Following his graduation from law school, Lloyd and Kay returned to Maine where Lloyd started his legal career at Willard & Hanscom in Sanford. In 1961, he opened his own law practice in Biddeford. During his legal career, Lloyd was elected in 1962 and 1964 as the County Attorney for York County. During that time, Lloyd prosecuted many high profile cases including the 1964 trial of two men who were subsequently convicted for the murder of a Maine State Trooper. He resigned from the position in July, 1966, in order to accept an appointment by President Lyndon B. Johnson to serve as the United States Attorney for the District of Maine. Through political courtesy, Lloyd resigned from the post when President Richard Nixon was inaugurated. In 1972, he was elected as Judge of Probate for York County. In his later career, Lloyd and his son, Lloyd III, maintained the practice of LaFountain & LaFountain in Biddeford until 2005.
After the presidential election of Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, Lloyd was selected as an Elector to cast one of four votes for Maine in the United States Electoral College. In 1974, he was a candidate in the Democratic Primary election for the Governor of Maine.
In addition to his legal career, Lloyd enjoyed outdoor activities. He canoed the Allagash Wilderness Waterway on four occasions, and canoed both the St. John River and the West Branch of the Penobscot River. He hiked Mt. Washington, Mount Katahdin and in the Grand Canyon during his lifetime. He enjoyed spending time with his family at his log cabin known as Spruce Ledge on Mooselookmeguntic Lake in Oquossoc. While in the area, he enjoyed taking the family on ski trips to Saddleback Mountain in Rangeley.
Lloyd was a voracious reader with a primary interest in World War II and the American Civil War.
He was a life-long communicant of St. Mary's Church in Biddeford until its closure and belonged to the Good Shepherd Parish. During his lifetime, Lloyd was a member of the York County Bar Association, Maine State Bar Association, Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus, Fraternal Order of the Eagles and the Amvets .
Besides his parents, Lloyd was predeceased by his wife, Kay, who died in 2012; and his sister Elizabeth (LaFountain) Reagan. He is survived by his two daughters, Elizabeth L. Carder and her husband Kevin of Scarborough, Kathryn L. Replogle and her husband, Farley of Long Beach, Calif.; two sons, Lloyd P. LaFountain III and his wife, Trisha of Biddeford, Thomas D. LaFountain and his wife, Maude of Saco. Lloyd's beloved grandchildren include Emma D. LaFountain, Margaret Kathryn M. LaFountain, Liam P. LaFountain, Christopher L. Carder, Trevor L. Replogle, Eleanor A. LaFountain and Kathryn E. Carder. He is also survived by a brother-in-law, Thomas Reagan of Kennebunk, Joseph Hughes, Jr. of Fort Mill, S.C., and a sister-in-law, Ann Balderson of North Dartmouth, Mass.
Visiting hours will be held from 3:30-7 p.m., Friday, at Cote Funeral Home, corner of Beach and James Streets, Saco. A Funeral Service will be held at 9:30 a.m., Saturday at Cote Funeral Home. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Biddeford. Arrangements are by Cote Funeral Home, Saco. To send private condolences to the family go to www.cotefuneralhome.com.

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13, 2015
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