Michael John Poisson

LIMESTONE and CARIBOU - Michael John Poisson, 54, died May 24, 2013, at his Limestone residence, surrounded by his loving family after a year long battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 5, 1958, in Caribou, son of the late Joseph Donat and Laura Tracy Turner Poisson.

Mike attended Caribou schools and served with the U.S. Air Force, 1979-1992. He was employed by Levesque Office Supply for a number of years and in 2006 he became employed by Defense Finance and Accounting Services at Loring. April 2, 1982, he married the love of his life, Katherine McCormick. Mike played guitar and sang in multiple local bands over the years. Over the past couple of years he enjoyed riding his four wheeler.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Kathy, of Limestone; is sons, Joseph Poisson and girlfriend, Kilee Merchant, of Limestone, Joshua Poisson and wife, Nikki, and Jonathan Poisson and wife, Jessica, all of Presque Isle; four grandchildren, whom he adored, Karter Poisson and Zoe Harrison of Limestone and Rhianna Desjardins and Baby Fish, due in November, of Presque Isle; brothers, Alfred Parent of Bangor, James Parent and wife, Linda, of LaGrange, Francis Parent and partner, Charlene, of Inverness, Fla., James Kelley and wife, Pat, of Caribou, Patrick Poisson and Paul Poisson both of Kernersville, N.C.; sisters, Sharon Corbin and husband, Dale, of Caribou, Pamela McPheeters and husband, Dave, of Taylorsville, N.C., and Patricia Michaud of Whitaker, N.C.; and his extended family, Gary and JoAnn Kelley and Sue Niles all of Caribou, Carol Carmichael of Mars Hill, Richard and Cheri McCormick of Bangor, Debbie and Wayne Tracy of Las Vegas, Arleen and Randy Menard of Kingman Ariz., and Gary and Robin Kelley of Tustin, Calif. He will also be sadly missed by many special nieces and nephews. Mike was predeceased by his parents; brother, Robert Kelley; sister, Theresa Michaud; and nephew, Travis Kelley.

Friends may visit with the family 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at the chapel of Mockler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Roger Jewell officiating. Interment with military honors will be at Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com.

Published in BDN Maine on May 27, 2013