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FRENCHVILLE - John "Jack" Lacourse passed away peacefully at the age of 69 on March 23, 2016 surrounded by family and friends at his home in Frenchville, ME after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Jack was born on August 10, 1946 in Newport, RI to "Jim" and "Jackie" Lacourse. He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly fifty years to Theresa, one son, Michael Lacourse and Deb Sawyer of Buxton, ME, two daughters, Jackie and Roger Barriere of Frenchville, ME and Jen and Gintaras Lenkutis of Lincoln, MA. He leaves behind eight grandchildren; Joseph, Michael, Vanessa, Brandon, Dustin, Aidan, Lukas and Lilia, and one great grandson, Viktor, all who he treasured and adored. He is also survived by his twin brother James "Jim" Lacourse of Scarborough, ME and younger brother Jeffrey Lacourse and wife, Fatiha of Dover, NH, as well as several nieces and nephews. His parents, James and Jacqueline Lacourse precede him in death.

He graduated from Scarborough High School in 1965 and enlisted in the Navy Reserve. After an Honorable Discharge from the Navy Reserve, he met and married his true love, Theresa and soon thereafter was deployed to Pleiku, Vietnam where he served his country in the Vietnam War. Upon returning from Vietnam, Jack reenlisted in the Air Force and he and Theresa had the opportunity to travel extensively. Jack and family settled in Frenchville, ME where he eventually retired as Master Sergeant having earned numerous ribbons, medals and commendations. After the Air Force, Jack continued to work at Loring Air Force Base in civil service, and later as a letter carrier for the Van Buren Post Office, totaling 37 years of dedicated service. Jack was also a member of the American Legion Post 145 of Frenchville for 33 yrs.

Jack was a generous man who loved to travel, hunt, fish and watch his grandchildren grow. His children remember him as a kind, gentle, patient man who enjoyed the simple things in life. His wit and charm was the source of many a laugh and his family will always remember his kind spirit and easy sense of humor.

Calling hours will be at Michaud's Funeral Home in Frenchville onTuesday, March 29th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on March 30th from 8:30 am until time of departure for Mass at St. Luce Catholic Church in Frenchville, ME. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jack's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memoriam to Massachusetts General Hospital, Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540 Boston, MA or Hospice of Aroostook, 14 Access Highway, Caribou, ME 04736. Condolences may be sent to www.michaudfuneralhomes.com.

The family would like to thank Dr. James Harris of NMMC, the staff at Massachusetts General Hospital and Hospice of Aroostook for their exceptional efforts, care and dedication.
Published on  March 26, 2016
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