ST. AGATHA - Arthur "Babe" Landry, 88, died on August 8th in Portland, Maine. He was born in St. Hilaire, New Brunswick on March 13, 1927, the son of Daniel and Febronie (Pelletier) Landry.
After about forty years, Babe retired from Fraser Paper in 1984 where he was a foreman in the catalogue department. After his retirement he spent almost thirty years growing and selling perennial flowers on Cleveland Road in St. Agatha to folks from over seventy towns in Maine and from more than twenty-five states. He enjoyed square dancing, bowling, gardening, playing cards, watching the Red Sox games, and reading westerns. Over the years he was involved in Marriage Encounter, La Rencontre, and the Knights of Columbus. In later years he made many painted lawn ornaments, did paintings on old saw blades, and built over 500 wooden wheelbarrows which were sold to people all over New England.
He is survived by his wife Irma (Bouchard), three sons; Robert of St. Agatha, Rino of Laconia N.H. and his partner George, Louis of Madawaska and his companion Joyce: two daughters; Mary Michaud of St. Agatha, and Doris Stevens of Fort Kent and her husband Gary. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter Charlene, three brothers, and five sisters.
Friends and relatives may call 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 11, 2015 at Michaud's Funeral Home in St. Agatha, & Wednesday Aug. 12, 8:30 a.m. until the time of services. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated (10.00a.m.) at Our Lady of the Valley Church in St. Agatha.
Condolences may be sent to www.michaudfuneralhomes.com.