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Arthur D. Sylvain

Feb 8, 1925 - Apr 14, 2017

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Waterville - Arthur D. Sylvain, 92, of Waterville passed away peacefully on Friday, April 14, 2017, in Waterville. He was born in North Anson on February 8, 1925, son of Paul and Homerine C. (Michaud) Sylvain. Arthur was raised in Skowhegan and graduated from Skowhegan Senior High School Class of 1943. He immediately entered the Army Air Corp serving in the European Theater and received an honorable discharge in 1946.
Arthur worked in the construction field for 45 years as a supervisor of construction with Sanders Construction Corp., Industrial, Inc., and Consolidated Construction & Builders, Inc. Most of his work was at Paper Mills and Power Plants around the Northern New England States. Arthur was a life member of the Waterville Elks Lodge 905, Bourque-Lanigan American Legion Post 5, Waterville, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8835, Winslow.
He was predeceased by his parents, wife, Emily M. (Parent) Sylvain on November 27, 2011. Arthur is survived by one son, David Sylvain and his wife Jane of Lincolnville; two daughters Cynthia Gilbert and her husband, Gary of Winslow and Denise Carpenter and husband, Jeffrey of Largo, FL; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers, Theresa of Leesburg, FL, Albertine of Hinckley, Annette Boardman of Madison, Ernest of Rochester, NH, and Paul of Skowhegan.
The family is thankful to the staff of Woodlands/Park Residence for providing Dad with a place he could call home during the last year of his life. We also appreciate the excellent care he received at both Mount St. Joseph Nursing Home and Oak Grove Center. Dad met up with an old friend, Joe Vigue, during his short stay at Oak Grove Center. The family was comforted knowing Joe was always there to visit and check up on Dad. With grateful appreciation we would like to thank Maine General Hospice for their great care, compassion, and attention given to our Dad.
A committal service with Military Honor will be held at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Dr., Augusta. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville. An online guestbook may be signed and condolences expressed at www.gallantfh.com
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to MaineGeneral Hospice, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, Maine 04903-0828
Published on  April 20, 2017
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