Lucien R. Caouette, 95
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BIDDEFORD - Lucien R. Caouette, 95, of Biddeford, died on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford.
He was born May 30, 1921, to Andre Albert Roger and Amanda (Couture) Caouette, in Gorham, N.H.
He proudly served in the United States Army during World War II. It was during this time that he met Renee Clemence Jourdain, off the shores of Omaha Beach. He was honorably discharged from the Army on Jan. 15, 1945, in Marseille, France. They were married two months later on March 16, 1945, in Digosville, France. Ever since then he has been completely devoted to Renee, and the two have been inseparable.
Lucien worked as an auto and aircraft mechanic, as well as a "parts guy." During WWll, he worked as stock record clerk for the 350th Ordinance Depot Company. As a civilian, he worked for City Square Auto Parts for years, and Carquest Auto Parts. Retired at the age of 80, he loved and enjoyed his home and home life. He was fiercely independent and proud to still be driving at the age of 95.
He was preceded in death by one son, Jules Leo Caouette; two grandchildren, Andre Caouette Jr. and June Renee Caouette; three sisters; and his brother.
Lucien is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Renee Caouette of Biddeford; one son, Andre Caouette and his wife Marilyn, of West Kennebunk; one daughter, Jeanne M. Breton and her husband Robert, of San Francisco, Calif.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be celebrated in the spring at South-ern Maine Veterans Cemetery, 83 Stanley Rd., Springvale. Arrange-ments are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford. To share condolences online, please visit: www.HopeMemorial.com.
Hope Memorial Chapel
480 Elm St
Biddeford, ME 04005
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Feb. 15, 2017