1928 - 2011
VAN BUREN – Lionel E. Sirois, 82, died peacefully at a Bangor hospital on Sunday, April 3, 2011, surrounded by his children. Lionel was born in Keegan, Aug. 20, 1928, the son of Joseph and Catherine (Levasseur) Sirois. Lionel attended Van Buren schools. In 1951, he was enlisted in the Army and served for two years, one of which was spent in Korea. As a young man, Lionel lived in Connecticut where he owned his own construction company and built many homes. He returned to Van Buren in 1969 where he continued to build homes, apartments, a motel and a restaurant. Lionel worked as a potato farmer for 14 years prior to his retirement. He was an avid gardener, growing and preserving most of what he consumed well in to the later years of his life. Lionel was a member of the Van Buren Lion’s Club, the American Legion Post 49, and was a communicant of St. Bruno - St. Remi Catholic Church. Lionel is survived by his children, Marian, Donna, Marsha, Lynn, Greg and Kathy; grandchildren, Sarah, Logan, Alec, Jordan, Jamie, Tiea, Katie, Luke and Joshua; and by a sister, Velma Buck. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers Zoel, Alva, Emilien, Bertrand, Claude, and James; and by sisters, Connie Cote, Pauline Deschaine, and Annette LeBrun.
In keeping with his wishes, there will be no public visitation. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bruno-St.Remi Catholic Church in Van Buren on Thursday, April 28 at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Funeral arrangements are a service of Ouellette - Thibault Funeral Home, 118 High St., Van Buren.
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