MADAWASKA - Raoul R. Martin, 90, passed away peacefully Jan. 2, 2013, at a Madawaska health care facility. He was born Feb. 3, 1922, in Edmundston, New Brunswick, son of the late Michel and Marie (Ouellette) Martin.
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He worked at Fraser Papers for 33 years until his retirement in 1984. Raoul, known for his athleticism, was always seen playing hockey, cross-country skiing, softball, golfing and bowling; but he especially enjoyed skating and dancing his two step. One of his favorite pastimes was reading Louis L'Amour old Western novels. He was a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus of Madawaska. He was modest and very well liked by the people in the community.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Hermance (Bosse) Martin of Madawaska; four daughters, Linda Slaney and her husband, Michael, of Fairfield, Diane Cyr and her husband, David, of St. David, Susan Paradis and her husband, Michel, of Biddeford and Tammy Casey and her husband, Greg, of Biddeford; eight grandchildren, Christopher and Joshua Slaney, Kristine and her husband, Jeremiah Delisle, and Craig Cyr, Erin and Curtis Paradis, Dustin and Dalton Casey; one sister, Gilberte Turgeon; three brothers, Marty, Roland and Gilles Martin; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one sister, Nilda; and by two brothers, John and Maurice.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Family and friends may offer their condolences 9 a.m. until the time of service Monday at the church. Spring interment will be at the parish cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lajoie Funeral Home, Madawaska. Contributions in Raoul's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090. For online condolences, please visit www.lajoiefuneralhome.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Jan. 4, 2013