MILLINOCKET and DUNNELLO, Fla. - Percy H. Cormier, 95, died peacefully in his sleep at his daughter's home in Grindstone May 26, 2013. He was born May 10, 1918, in Millinocket, son of Onizime and Annie (Cyr) Cormier, the seventh of their 11 children.
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He lived a full life with plenty of stories of his life growing up on the family farm on Medway Road. He tells of working for Civilian Conservation Corps., building the road from Patten to Shin Pond. Percy proudly served his country in World War II receiving many medals for his service in the South Pacific, including the Purple Heart. He was the last survivor of Company I 103rd Infantry Division. After traveling around the country working several different jobs, he and his wife Pat settled back in Millinocket, where he retired after 28 years from Great Northern Paper Company. Percy and his beloved wife Pat celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last fall. They were snowbirds the last 28 years, summering at their camp at Smith Pond and wintering at their home in Dunnellon, Fla.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Patricia (Simpson); his parents; and siblings, Ludgie, Yvette, Camille, Edrick, Wilfred, Irene, Pauline, Annabelle and Isabelle. He is survived by their children, Thomas and wife, Laurie, Patricia and husband, Matthew, Joel and friend, Veronica, Gayle and fiancé, Peter, Marcy and husband, Daryl, Daniel and friend, Regina, and Holly and husband, Joe; sister, Sue Hartt; sister-in-law, Grace Harris and husband, Allan; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may visit with the family 3-5 p.m. Thursday May 30, at Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack St., Millinocket. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. Gifts in Percy's memory may be sent to Katahdin Area Support Group, P.O. Box 452, Millinocket, ME 04462. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.
Published in BDN Maine on May 28, 2013