Anthelm Gagnon

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Anthelm Gagnon

December 08, 1924 - August 25, 2018

Van Buren Anthelm Gagnon, 93, entered into rest peacefully on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at a Van Buren healthcare facility. He was born on December 8, 1924, in Van Buren, a son of the late Henry and Melvina (Michaud) Gagnon.
Anthelm enlisted with the Army Air Forces during World War II and served overseas. Following his Honorable Discharge, he returned to Van Buren where he started his own business. A&G Woodworking was a custom woodshop which specialized in custom windows, doors, and he also fabricated and constructed many potato sprayers and hundreds of potato barrels over his fifty years of business. Anthelm was a Charter Member of Gateway Federal Credit Union and a life member of American Legion, Post #49, 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, #1635, and a life member of the VFW, Caribou. He was an avid hunter and, rest assured, there was a deer hanging off his shed every fall. In addition, he enjoyed helping during harvest season at several area potato farms.
He is survived by one daughter, Gerri Plourde of Portland; one son, Glenn Gagnon of Van Buren; one sister, Leona Ayotte; five brothers, Gerald, Percy, Edgar, Leo James, and Henry Gagnon Jr.; as well as six grandchildren, Stephanie, Jennifer, Elizabeth, Alain, Justin and Trisha; and several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Anthelm was predeceased by a son, Allen Gagnon in 2001, and several siblings.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2018, at St. Bruno-St. Remi Catholic Church, Van Buren. Relatives and friends may greet the family on Thursday morning from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at Lajoie Funeral Home, 118 High St., Van Buren. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. To share condolences online, please visit ww.LajoieFuneralHome.com
Published on August 28, 2018
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5 posts

Reginald Cyr
Sep 02, 2018
We fondly remember Anthelm fixing my Mother's porch (Nellie Cyr) so she could hang her laundry safely. many good wishes for his family.
Bernadette Bouchard
Aug 29, 2018
Deepest sympathy to you and your family,Gerri!
Nelson Ann Marie Cormier
Aug 28, 2018
Deepest Sympathies to the family May he R.I.P
Sheila Flathers
Aug 28, 2018
Sending prayers and hugs Gerri
Bob Cormier
Aug 28, 2018
Gerri and Glenn

So sad to hear...memories of your father have found a special place in my heart...the many fishing trips, doing small jobs, ever so kind and engaging. Always the frequent visitor at our home and always welcomed, it truely was a blessing to have him in my life...gone but never forgotten, always in my prayers. RIP Mr Gagnon